Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

Author: Elizabeth Stuart

Based on an initiative with the Town of Davidson to identify and designate additional historic properties, Staff is recommending that Survey and Research Reports be produced for the:

1.  ca. 1901 Sherrill Farmhouse, 21525 Shearer Road

Sherrill Farmhouse

Sherrill Farmhouse

2.  ca. 1900 Wally House, 603 North Main Street.

Wally House

Staff is recommending that the Survey Committee recommend to the Historic Landmarks Commission that it fund a Survey and Research Report for the Sherrill House.

Staff believes that the Town of Davidson will hire a consultant to produce a Survey and Research Report for the Wally House. 

A Survey and Research Report was previously produced for the Martin-Worth-Henderson House, 310 Concord Road, and Staff is recommending that the Survey Committee recommend to the Historic Landmarks Commission that this property be processed for historic landmark designation. If the Committee does recommend designation, Staff will update the Survey and Research Report. 


1.  Consideration of Minutes  Click Here for December 17th Minutes

2.  Chair’s Report: Tom Egan

3.  Director’s Report: Dan Morrill  Click Here for Director’s Report

a.  2018 Annual Report

4.  Senior Preservation Planner’s Report: Stewart Gray

a.  Attendance Policy  Click Here for Attendance

b.  CLG Training – January 25, 2019 at the Bottle Factory, 302 West Franklin Street, Monroe, N.C.

5.  Design Review Committee Report: Garrett Nelson

6.  Survey Committee Report: Jeff Parsons

The Survey Committee will meet on Wednesday, January 16 at 6:30 p.m.

7.  Treasurer’s Report: Nathan Clark  Click Here for December 2018 Project Budget

8.  Projects Committee Report: Len Norman  Click Here for Projects Committee Minutes

a.  Renewal of Listing with Eric Gamble of HM Properties for Charles E. Barnhardt House, 3217 Maymont Place, Charlotte, N.C.

Charles E. Barnhardt House

THE PROJECTS COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT EXTEND ERIC GAMBLE’S CONTRACT AS REALTOR FOR THE BARNHARDT HOUSE, 3217 MAYMONT PLACE, CHARLOTTE, N.C., FOR SIX MONTHS. 

b.  The Commission will consider several matters in closed session pursuant to NCGS 143-318.11. 

9.  Old Business

10.  New Business


November 28, 2018 – 8:00 a.m.

1.  Chair’s Report: Garrett Nelson

2.  Director’s Report: Dan Morrill 

3.  Senior Preservation Planner’s Report: Stewart Gray

4.  COA Application for the American Legion Memorial Stadium, 1300 Block of Charlottetowne Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.

American Legion Memorial Stadium

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The applicant will present revisions to a plan for the rehabilitation of the stadium.

Staff Recommendation

The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation define rehabilitation as “the process of returning a property to a state of utility, through repair or alteration, which makes possible an efficient contemporary use while preserving those portions and features of the property which are significant to its historic, architectural, and cultural values.” Staff believes that while the proposed alterations to the stadium are extreme, the applicant makes a good case for the need to make those changes in order to achieve an “efficient contemporary use” for the property. Staff recommends that the plan be approved as shown with the condition that the field-level wall be constructed in stone that would roughly match the existing.  

Important historic features of the landmark are being preserved.  The two ticket booths are and have been the most distinctive art deco elements of the landmark. They will be preserved or replicated. The horseshoe shape of the stadium will remain.  The wall bordering the playing field will continue to be rock. The historic landmark will continue to command a dramatic view of the skyline.  Finally, the applicant has agreed to work with the Historic Landmarks Commission in developing exhibits and artwork that will honor the contributions of veterans and the rich history of the American Legion American Stadium itself. 

Retaining historic landmark designation will allow the Commission to have on-going design review of prospective material alterations to the landmark.

5.  COA Application for the Hamilton Jones House, 201 Cherokee Road, Charlotte, N.C.

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Hamilton Jones House

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The applicant is proposing to construct a new pool pavilion and expand an existing rear porch.

Staff believes that the remote location of the proposed addition helps to minimize the impact of the addition to the historic character of the property, and that the proposed project meets Secretary of the Interior’s Standards 10, but that the design does not fully meet Standards 3 and 9 and that the proposed addition could be better differentiated through changes in the design or materials, and Staff recommends that the proposed roof connection be designed to better distinguish the old from the new construction.

6.  COA Application for Rosedale, 3427 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, N.C.

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Rosedale

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The applicant is proposing to construct a new pavilion on the property.

Staff believes that the proposed project meets the 
Secretary of the Interior’s Standards numbers 3, 9 and 10.

7.  COA Application for the Bishop John C. Kilgo House, 2100 The Plaza, Charlotte, N.C.

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Kilgo House

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The applicant is proposing to construct a new pool and garage addition.

Staff believes that the proposed project meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards numbers 3, 9 and 10.

8.  COA Application for the Demolition of the Victor Shaw House, 2400 Mecklenburg Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.

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Victor Shaw House

The applicant is proposing to demolish the house. 

Staff recommends that the effective date of the COA be delayed for 365 days.

9.  Old Business

10.  New Business


Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation

“Rehabilitation” is defined as “the process of returning a property to a state of utility, through repair or alteration, which makes possible an efficient contemporary use while preserving those portions and features of the property which are significant to its historic, architectural, and cultural values.”

1. A property shall be used for its historic purpose or be placed in a new use that requires minimal change to the defining characteristics of the building and its site and environment.

2. The historic character of a property shall be retained and preserved. The removal of historic materials or alteration of features and spaces that characterize a property shall be avoided.

3. Each property shall be recognized as a physical record of its time, place, and use. Changes that create a false sense of historical development, such as adding conjectural features or architectural elements from other buildings, shall not be undertaken.

4. Most properties change over time; those changes that have acquired historic significance in their own right shall be retained and preserved.

5. Distinctive features, finishes, and construction techniques or examples of craftsmanship that characterize a property shall be preserved.

6. Deteriorated historic features shall be repaired rather than replaced. Where the severity of deterioration requires replacement of a distinctive feature, the new feature shall match the old in design, color, texture, and other visual qualities and, where possible, materials. Replacement of missing features shall be substantiated by documentary, physical, or pictorial evidence.

7. Chemical or physical treatments, such as sandblasting, that cause damage to historic materials shall not be used. The surface cleaning of structures, if appropriate, shall be undertaken using the gentlest means possible.

8. Significant archaeological resources affected by a project shall be protected and preserved. If such resources must be disturbed, mitigation measures shall be undertaken.

9. New additions, exterior alterations, or related new construction shall not destroy historic materials that characterize the property. The new work shall be differentiated from the old and shall be compatible with the massing, size, scale, and architectural features to protect the historic integrity of the property and its environment.

10. New additions and adjacent or related new construction shall be undertaken in such a manner that if removed in the future, the essential form and integrity of the historic property and its environment would be unimpaired.


December Events at Ingleside

November 7, 2018

The Historic Landmarks Commission is excited to announce two upcoming events featuring the designated historic landmark, Ingleside, which is located at 7225 Bud Henderson Road, Huntersville, N.C. More information is below on how you can visit this magnificent house and learn more about its history and potential future.



1.  Consideration of Minutes  Click Here for November 5th Minutes

2.  Chair’s Report: Jeffrey Parsons (Vice-Chair)

3.  Presentation of Historic Preservation Activities of Charlotte Museum of History: Adria Focht and Mary Newsom

4.  Director’s Report: Dan Morrill  Click Here For Director’s Report

5.  Senior Preservation Planner’s Report: Stewart Gray

a.  CLG Training — January 25, 2019  Save the Date Flyer

6.  Design Review Committee Report: Garrett Nelson  Click Here for Design Review Committee Minutes

a.  COA Application for the American Legion Memorial Stadium, 1300 Block of Charlottetowne Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.

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American Legion Memorial Stadium

The applicant has submitted revisions to a plan for the rehabilitation of the stadium.

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT APPROVE THE PLAN FOR THE AMERICAN LEGION MEMORIAL STADIUM, 1300 BLOCK OF CHARLOTTETOWNE AVENUE, CHARLOTTE, N.C., AS PRESENTED WITH THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS: 1) ARTIFICIAL STONE WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ON THE FIELD-LEVEL WALL; 2) THE FIELD-LEVEL WALL WILL BE CONSTRUCTED IN A CURVILINEAR FASHION; 3) FINAL DESIGN FOR ALL ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENTS WILL BE PRESENTED FOR REVIEW BY THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE; 4) THE TICKET BOOTH ROOFS WILL REPLICATE THE ORIGINAL DESIGNS. 

b.  COA Application for the Hamilton Jones House, 201 Cherokee Road, Charlotte, N.C.

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Hamilton Jones House

The applicant is proposing to construct a new pool pavilion and expand an existing rear porch. 

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT APPROVE THE PLAN AS PRESENTED FOR THE HAMILTON JONES HOUSE, 201 CHEROKEE ROAD, CHARLOTTE, N.C.

c.  COA Application for Rosedale, 3427 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, N.C.

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Rosedale

The applicant is proposing to construct a new pavilion on the property.

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT APPROVE THE PLAN AS PRESENTED FOR ROSEDALE, 3427 N. TRYON STREET, CHARLOTTE, N.C., WITH THE CONDITION THAT EITHER METAL ROOFING OR ASPHALT SHINGLES WOULD BE ALLOWED AND THAT THE EXISTING LANDSCAPE BUFFER BETWEEN THE HOUSE AND THE PROPOSED PAVILION BE RETAINED, AND THAT THE CHOICE OF BRICK FOR THE FIREPLACE AND COLORS FOR THE ROOF AND THE PAVILION FRAME BE REVIEWED AND APPROVED BY HLC STAFF AND DESIGN REVIEW CHAIR. 

d.  COA Application for the Bishop John C. Kilgo House, 2100 The Plaza, Charlotte, N.C.

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Kilgo House

The applicant is proposing to construct a new pool and garage addition.

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT APPROVE THE PLAN AS PRESENTED FOR THE BISHOP JOHN C. KILGO HOUSE, 2100 THE PLAZA, CHARLOTTE, N.C., WITH THE CONDITION THAT A SIX FOOT VEGETATED BUFFER BE MAINTAINED ALONG BELVEDERE AVENUE, AND THAT THE CHOICE OF BRICK FOR THE PERIMETER WALL BE REVIEWED AND APPROVED BY HLC STAFF AND DESIGN REVIEW CHAIR. 

e.  COA Application for the Demolition of the Victor Shaw House, 2400 Mecklenburg Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.

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Victor Shaw House

The applicant is proposing to demolish the house.

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT DELAY THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS FOR DEMOLITION FOR THE VICTOR SHAW HOUSE, 2400 MECKLENBURG AVENUE, CHARLOTTE, N.C., FOR 365 DAYS. 

7.  Survey Committee Report: Jeff Parsons

a.  Prospective Historic Landmarks in the Louise Mill Village: Dan Morrill

b.  Consideration of Preparation of Survey and Research Report on Louise Mill Mill Houses: Jeff Parsons

8.  Treasurer’s Report: Nathan Clark  Click Here for November 2018 Project Budget

9.  Projects Committee Report: Len Norman  Click Here for Projects Committee Minutes

a.  Recommended Checklist for Future Real Estate Transactions

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

Charles E. Barnhardt House

The repairs to the Barnhardt House continue.  Peter Wasmer has been working with County officials to obtain insurance assistance for repairs to the house caused by recent storm damage.  Eric Gamble has been assisting with securing bids for mold mediation.  Peter Wasmer and Stewart Gray have met with prospective buyers.

c.  The Commission will consider several matters in closed session pursuant to NCGS 143-318.11. 

Closed Session Items for Discussion:

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

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

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

Streetcar 85

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

Louise Cotton Mill Houses. Charlotte, N.C.

10.  Old Business

11.  New Business