Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

Author: Elizabeth Stuart

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: Tom Egan

3.  Director’s Report: Dan Morrill

4.  Senior Preservation Planner’s Report: Stewart Gray

5.  Design Review Committee Report: Garrett Nelson

6.  Survey Committee Report: Jeff Parsons

7.  Treasurer’s Report: Nathan Clark

8.  Projects Committee Report: Len Norman

9.  Old Business

10.  New Business

November 1, 2018

The owner of the Victor Shaw House, located at 2400 Mecklenburg Avenue, Charlotte, N.C., has submitted a Certificate of Appropriateness for demolition. 

The house is a Colonial Revival style home in Plaza Midwood. The Commission’s Design Review Committee will discuss the issue at its meeting on Wednesday, November 28. The house is named for Victor Shaw, who was a Mayor of Charlotte. 


October 31, 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.

Click Here for Conceptual Design

Mecklenburg County will present conceptual plans for improvements at American Legion Memorial Stadium. The County is seeking conceptual approval of the design and feedback on the design from the Design Review Committee.

Staff believes that the proposed project does not meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation, including but not limited to standards number two and number nine.

5.  Old Business

6.  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.


October 17, 2018

The Historic Landmarks Commission was hopeful that Martin Marietta, the owner of the McConnell House, would negotiate an option to purchase that would help the Commission find a buyer to preserve this historic landmark. Martin Marietta has decided that the only preservation strategy it will support is to donate the house and have it moved. Anyone who is seriously interested should contact the Commission at 704-376-9115. The information will be passed along to Martin Marietta.

McConnell House