Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

Author: Elizabeth Stuart

The next meeting of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission will be held VIRTUALLY on Monday, July 13 at 6:00 p.m. in order to maintain social distancing as directed by public health officials. Access to the meeting will be provided by both video (internet) and audio (internet OR telephone).

The public will be given the opportunity to speak on the agenda items. In order to speak, you must register by 4:00 p.m. on July 13 by sending your name and agenda item of interest to Elizabeth.Stuart@MeckNC.gov. Note that comments will be limited to THREE MINUTES per speaker. 

PLEASE NOTE

  • Instructions and a link for attending the meeting will be posted here by 3:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting.
  • You should plan to log into the meeting by 5:45 p.m. on the day of the meeting to ensure that you will be admitted to the entire meeting.
  • For the best results we strongly urge you to download the Zoom meeting app well in advance of the meeting and familiarize yourself with the software.
  • If, for any reason, there are technical problems with the Virtual Meeting before or during the meeting, please return to this page to repeat the login process and/or for any additional instructions or information.

June 30, 2020

Although many Fourth of July events have been cancelled this year, the Charlotte Museum of History has a full week of virtual celebrations planned. See below for information on the events.


Join us virtually to celebrate the ideals of the Declaration of Independence with a week-long celebration culminating in a re-broadcast of last year’s Naturalization Ceremony.

● Monday, June 29: Check out online resources from the museum that celebrate our nation’s ideals of independence and liberty and provide historical context for the Fourth of July holiday.
● Tuesday, June 30: Explore the museum’s vaults in a new online video that features some of the museum’s special independence themed collection items.
● Wednesday, July 1: Watch a ringing of the American Freedom Bell online. It’s the largest ground-level bell in the nation and was dedicated at the turn of the millennium.
● Thursday, July 2: Join an independence-themed Lunch & Learn on Zoom. Register online at charlottemuseum.org/events to receive the Zoom link.
● Friday, July 3: Get instructions for a firecracker-themed craft that the whole family can do together using common household items.
● Saturday, July 4: Celebrate the rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship by watching a rebroadcast of last year’s U.S. Oath & Naturalization Ceremony at the museum.

All content will be available on the Museum’s Facebook page, website (https://charlottemuseum.org/independence-day-celebrations/), and YouTube channel. We can’t wait to celebrate with you!


The June 25 special called meeting of the Historic Landmarks Commission will be a virtual meeting. Please note there will be no accommodation for any in-person attendance. If you need special accommodations, please contact the HLC office at 980-314-7660.

Instructions and Access to Virtual Meeting


1.  Consideration of Waiving a Right of First Refusal Held by the HLC on Two Local Landmarks: (1) Croft Schoolhouse and (2) Davis House and Outbuildings


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A special meeting of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission will be held VIRTUALLY on Thursday, June 25 at 6:00 p.m. in order to maintain social distancing as directed by public health officials. Access to the meeting will be provided by both video (internet) and audio (internet OR telephone).

PLEASE NOTE

Instructions and a link for attending the meeting will be posted here by 3:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting.

You should plan to log into the meeting by 5:45 p.m. on the day of the meeting to ensure that you will be admitted to the entire meeting.

For the best results we strongly urge you to download the Zoom meeting app well in advance of the meeting and familiarize yourself with the software.

If, for any reason, there are technical problems with the Virtual Meeting before or during the meeting, please return to this page to repeat the login process and/or for any additional instructions or information.


June 22, 2020

COVID-19 has affected all parts of society, and historic preservation has been not been excluded. The following article from Architectural Digest explains how historic preservation organizations around the country have been affected by this pandemic and how they are keeping the public engaged during this unconventional time. 

For more: “Will Historic Preservation Survive COVID-19?