Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

Author: Dan Morrill

January 16, 2019 – 6:30 p.m.

1.  Chair’s Report:  Jeff Parsons

2.  Director’s Report:  Dan Morrill

3.  Senior Preservation Planner’s Report:  Stewart Gray

a.  Update on Committee Meeting Schedule  

b.  Davidson Initiative
Important Historic Properties in Davidson

Properties to be Considered for Designation

c.  Update on Charlotte Mondernist Survey
Modernist Architecture in Charlotte

d.  Update on Park Terrace Theater, 4289 Park Road, Charlotte, N.C. 

Park Terrace Theater

e.  Update on Parkwood Avenue A.R.P. Church, 1017 Parkwood Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.
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Parkwood Avenue A.R.P. Church

f.  Update on Dr. Reginald Hawkins House, 1703 Madison Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.
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Dr. Reginald Hawkins House

g.  Update on Butler House, 240 Sylvania Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.
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Butler House

4.  Presentation of Historic Context of Louise Cotton Mill Village:  Dr. Morrill
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1104 Pamlico Avenue

5.  Potential Study List Properties

a.  Thomasboro House.  4439 Hovis Road, Charlotte, N.C.
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Thomasboro House

b.  Smith Building.  21320 Catawba Avenue, Cornelius, N.C.
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c.  Patterson Grocery Store.  2515 Booker Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.
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Patterson Grocery Store

d.  Providence Road Shopping Center.  Providence Road, Charlotte, N.C.
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e.  Myers Park Shopping Center.  Providence Road, Charlotte, N.C.
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Myers Park Shopping Center

6.  Old Business

7.  New Business

January 7, 2019 – 6:00 p.m.

1.  Chair’s Report:  Len Norman

2.  Director’s Report:  Dan Morrill

a.  HLC Revolving Fund Budget Report

b.  Renewal of Listing with Eric Gamble of HM Properties for Charles E. Barnhardt House.

3.  Update on Projects

a.  Charles E. Barnhardt House, 3217 Maymont Place, Charlotte, N.C.

Charles E. Barnhardt House

Staff will report on the mold remediation status and bringing electrical service to the house.

b.  Torrence Lytle School, 302 Holbrooks Road, Huntersville, N.C.

Staff will be gathering data on the cost and feasibility of demolishing the two wing buildings on the original building.

c.  Ingleside, 7225 Bud Henderson Road, Huntersville, N.C.


Stewart Gray will be working with the Town of Huntersville to consider possible text amendments to the zoning ordinance giving greater latitude for development of historic landmarks.

Staff continues to negotiate with a prospective buyer of the property.

d.  Wallace House, 9425 Robinson Church Road, Charlotte, N.C.

Wallace House

The due diligence period has been extended until May 1, 2019.  Staff is securing estimates for environmental cleanup.

e.  Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, 412 Campus Street, Charlotte, N.C.

Mt. Carmel Baptist Church

Staff is working with the City and Johnson C. Smith University to devise a preservation strategy for the property.

f.  Dowd House and Former Charlotte Fire Station No. 10, 2216 Monument Street and 2136 Remount Road, Charlotte, N.C.

James C. Dowd House


Former Charlotte Fire Station #10

The County continues to consider qualifications of prospective buyers.

g.  McConnell House, 4009 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, N.C.

McConnell House

Staff continues to work with ad hoc Committee to consider possible locations to which the house can be moved.

h.  Charlotte Streetcar No. 85

Charlotte Streetcar 85

The technician to assess damage is scheduled to come to Charlotte on January 28th.

The following items will be considered in closed session.

4.  Victor Shaw House, 2400 Mecklenburg Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.

The Committee will consider prospective purchase of the property.

5.  Louise Cotton Mill Houses

The Committee will consider perspective purchase of two Louise Cotton Mill Houses.

6.  Pecan Avenue Duplex, 1437 Pecan Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.

A prospective assignee for the Option to Purchase has been identified.

7.  Excelsior Club, 921 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, N.C.

Excelsior Club

Staff is awaiting the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding by the owner.

8.  Old Business

9.  New Business

1.  Torrence Lytle School, 302 Holbrooks Road, Huntersville, N.C.

Letter from Laurel Street Developers

Tyson and Regina Bates, prospective buyers of the property, plan to bring an offer to the table in the near future.  Staff has asked them to submit a business plan for their intent to establish a school in the buildings.

A party has also expressed interest in acquiring the former Cafeteria Building. 

Staff believes that it would be prudent to demolish the two 1950’s wing buildings at the Torrence Lytle School.  Staff will be developing costs estimates and the potential impact upon the original school building of doing this.  This information will be presented to the Projects Committee and the Design Review Committee early next year.

2.  Ingleside, 7225 Bud Henderson Road, Huntersville, N.C.

HLC Staff continues to pursue a deliberate process to determine the best strategy to assure the long-term preservation of the property.  The PNC/HLC event on December 2nd and the Charrette/Workshop on December 4th were both successful.

It is the intent of Staff to seek an amendment to the Huntersville zoning ordinance that will allow greater latitude for adaptive reuses of designated historic landmarks.  Toward this end, Staff will be gathering information on successful adaptive reuse projects elsewhere in preparation for a presentation to the Town of Huntersville.  I plan to have Stewart Gray take a lead position in the preparation of this presentation.

3.  Patterson Grocery Store.  2515 Booker Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.  

Staff has contacted the owner of the Patterson Grocery  to obtain an update on the status of the property.  The owner has not yet responded.  Staff will continue to endeavor to make contact.

4.  Edgewood Farm.  11132 Eastfield Road, Charlotte, N.C.


The prospective buyer of the Edgewood Farm has requested that the HLC assist with the preservation of the property. It is currently for sale for $1.45 million. Staff, as directed by the Projects Chairman and the HLC Chairman, has responded that at this time, the HLC’s involvement with the Edgewood Farm property will be confined to design review of material alterations.

5.  Former Fire Station Number Ten, 2136 Remount Road, Charlotte, N.C., and the James C. Dowd House, 2216 Monument Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.


Mecklenburg County will be evaluating proposals submitted by respondents to the Request For Qualifications. The HLC will have representatives on the Committee that reviews submissions.

6.  McConnell House, 4009 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, N.C.  

McConnell House

Martin Marietta has stated that the McConnell House must be moved.  The Projects Committee has appointed William Hughes and Edwin Wilson to an ad-hoc committee to work with Staff to determine the cost of moving the house.

7.  VanLandingham Estate, 2010 The Plaza, Charlotte, N.C.

The prospective buyer of the VanLandingham Estate continues to perform due diligence.

8.  HLC Facebook Page.

Upon request, the HLC staff has ceased making posts to the HLC Facebook Page pending the development of Guidelines.  Staff believes that the Facebook Page is a valuable tool for informing the public about the work of the Commission and hopes that guidelines will be forthcoming in the near future.  Staff will help as needed.

Respectfully Submitted,

Dr. Dan L. Morrill

Method Of Selection:  1104 and 1108 Pamlico were selected because the owner has been contacted and has stated her willingness to sell.  In addition, the two houses are adjacent to the Louise Mill.

The other houses were selected because they are owner-occupied and have essential physical integrity.

1.  1104 Pamlico Street

2.  1108 Pamlico Street

3.  1121 Pamlico Street

4.  1204 Pamlico Street

5.  1104 Louise Avenue

6.  1108 Louise Avenue

7.  1200 Louise Avenue

8.  1228 Louise Avenue

9.  1217 Louise Avenue

10.  1233 Louise Avenue

11. 1204 Pegram Street

12.  1208 Pegram Street