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The Historic Landmarks Commission will meet next on January 12, 2009, in its offices in the Ratcliffe-Otterbourg House at 2100 Randolph Road, Charlotte, N.C.  The meeting shall commence at 6:00 p.m.  Anyone needing assistance should contact the Historic Landmarks Commission beforehand at 704-376-9115.

1.  Approval of Minutes.  Click Here For Minutes

2.  Chairman's Report.  Richard Alsop, III

3.  Director's Report.  Dan L. Morrill  Click Here For Director's Report

4.  Design Review Committee Report.  Matt Benson Click Here For Minutes


a.  Consideration Of A Certificate Of Appropriateness For An Addition To The Auditorium Of Garinger High School (1100 Eastway Drive).


The Design Review Committee is not presenting a recommendation.  The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has presented three alternatives for the design and placement of the building.  The Commission will consider these alternatives at the meeting.  Matt Benson and Richard Mattson will have visited the site.  Click Here For Agenda Of The Design Review Meeting.




5. Survey Committee Report.   Richard Mattson


a.  Public Hearing To Consider Recommending The Carolina Rim And Wheel Building (306 North Graham Street) For Designation As A Historic Landmark.  Click Here For Survey and Research Report.





6. Projects Committee Report.  Gray Newman

a.  Sandifer House.  12601 Moore's Chapel Road.  The owners of the Sandifer House continue to be interested in discussing a possible sale of the property to the Commission.  They have been asked to develop a price.  They have asked that the Commission submit an offer.    This matter will be discussed in executive session.  Click Here For Survey and Research Report.

b.  McQuay House.  3200 Tuckaseegee Road.  The owner of the McQuay House has agreed in principle to donate the house and its lot to the Commission.  The owner has also developed a sales price for the additional land associated with the house.  Click Here For Video On The House. The Commission will need to go into executive session to discuss this matter.  Click Here For Survey And Research Report.

c.  The Robert and Elizabeth Smith House.  1708 Park Road.  A majority of the Executive Committee authorized staff to submit a contingency offer to purchase the house at 1708 Park Road.  The owners have accepted the contingency offer.  This would be an expansion of the scope of the revolving fund, because the house is a contributing property in a local historic district, not an individual historic landmark.  Click Here For Video On The House. 

The house was built in 1922.  The architect was Frederick L. Bonfoey (1869-1933), who came to Charlotte in 1908 and specialized in the design of bungalows.  The original owners were Robert J. Smith and his wife Elizabeth.  He was assistant manager for the John C. Shepherd Lumber Co.  The Commission will need to go into executive session to discuss this matter.


7. Treasurer's Report. 


8. Old Business. 


9. New Business.