Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

Author: Dan Morrill

1.  Chair’s Report:  Jeffrey Parsons

2.  Consulting Director’s Report:  Dan Morrill

3.  Status Of Processing Properties For Historic Landmark Designation:  Dan Morrill

a.  Parkwood A. R. P. Church  Click Here for S&R Report


b.  Former Charlotte Fire Station No. 10  Click Here for S&R Report


c.  Historic Charlotte Fire Equipment  Click Here for S&R Report


d.  Rudisill Hill Gold Mine  Click Here for S&R Report

4.  Consideration Of The Survey and Research Report on the Wilmore Elementary School.
Click Here for S&R Report *Note that the physical description is forthcoming. 

5.  Consideration of the Survey and Research Report on Highland Mill #1, 16th Street, Charlotte, N.C.  The owner supports historic landmark designation.













6.  Recommend That The HLC Fund The Preparation Of A Survey And Research Report On The Caldwell Berry Dairy Farm.  



7.  Recommend That The HLC Fund The Preparation Of A Survey And Research Report On Charlotte Fire Station Number Eight.  The Report Would Be Prepared By The HLC Consulting Director For The Established Fee.


8. Recommend That The HLC Place the Bonnie E. Cone House on the Commission’s Study List and Fund The Preparation Of A Survey and Research Report On The Dr. Bonnie E. Cone House.  The owner supports historic landmark designation.  The Report Would Be Prepared by Bill Jeffers As Set Forth In His Proposal.

9.  Consideration of Placement of the William Peeps House on the Study List of Prospective Historic Landmarks.  William H. Peeps was a leading architect of Charlotte in the first half of the twentieth century.  He designed this house as his residence.  It is located in the Dilworth Historic District.















10.  Harkey House

11.  Staff Recommendation For Survey and Research Reports

The preparation of Survey and Research Reports is a fundamental function of the Historic Landmarks Commission.  The Commission has funds to pay for five additional reports between now and June 30, 2018.  Staff has developed a tentative list of properties it recommends for processing for historic landmark designation during this period.  The owners of these properties will have to be contacted to determine whether they support designation.

a.  Derita School Gymnasium


b.  Winecoff House

c.  Cornelius School Agricultural Building

d.  Alexander Farm (Cornelius)

12.  Old Business

13.  New Business


1.  Chair’s Report:  Mark Miller

2.  Director’s Report:  Dan Morrill

3.  Restoration Plan For The Charles E. Barnhardt House

4.  Status Report On The Edward M. Rozzel Farm


5.  Status Report On The Torrence Lytle School

6.  Status Report On The Walnut Avenue Project

7.  Status Report On The Wadsworth House Project


8.  Paying Owners For Preservation Deed Covenants

9.  Old Business

10.  New Business



Walnut Avenue Project



Bobby Drakeford has submitted a zoning application to build townhouses in the Wesley Heights Historic District.  He will be approaching the Historic Landmarks Commission to be a partner in this project.  I believe the project could demonstrate how historic preservation and new construction can be compatible. Obviously, the project must be economically viable.  The regular routine due diligence will have to be followed.  

The concept is to have the Historic Landmarks Commission purchase the two residences at the front of the lot and for Bobby Drakeford to build the townhouses on the rear of the lot.  The Commission would sell the two residences with preservation covenants in the deed to assure the preservation of the residences in perpetuity.

The Projects Committee will be meeting with Bobby Drakeford on October 2nd at 8 a.m. to discuss this project.

Walnut Avenue Site Plan

All Commissioners are welcome to come to the Projects Committee Meeting.

1. Chair’s Report:  Len Norman

2. Consulting Director’s Report:  Dan Morrill

3. Recommendation Regarding Education Video:  Dan Morrill

Proposal from Bowers Media Group

HLC Staff believes that the HLC revolving fund is a vital component of its activities. The HLC revolving fund is the largest public-funded local historic preservation revolving fund in the United States. It was established in 1991 and has saved more than 50 endangered historic sites in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. HLC Staff believes that a video highlighting the past successes and future possibilities of the revolving fund would be a compelling educational tool. Bruce Bowers is an award-winning videographer who has extensive experience in producing documentaries. HLC Staff believes that he will produce an excellent product.

4. Update on the Status of Former Charlotte Fire Station #10 and the James C. Dowd House

HLC Staff has been contacted by the County and has learned that the appraisal of the property has been secured. The County will be scheduling meetings in the near future to explore preservation options for the property.

5. Old Business

6. New Business

Samples from Bowers Media Group

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