Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

Author: Elizabeth Stuart

March 25, 2019 – 6:00 p.m.

1.  Chair’s Report: Len Norman

2.  Director’s Report: Dan Morrill

3.  Brief Update on Projects: Dan Morrill and Peter Wasmer

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

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

c. Barnhardt House, 3217 Maymont Place, Charlotte, N.C.

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

e.  Former Standard Oil Company Service Station, 1010 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, N.C.

f.  James C. Dowd House and Former Charlotte Fire Station #10, 2216 Monument Avenue and 2136 Remount Road, Charlotte, N.C.

g.  Streetcar #85

h.  Trolley Car #1

4.  Discussion of Ranking of Projects

5.  The Committee will consider several matters in closed session pursuant to NCGS 143-318.11. 

6.  Old Business

7.  New Business


Draft Agenda
March 27, 2019 – 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.  Revisions to COA 17-59 for the Delburg Mill House, 303 Delburg Street, Davidson, N.C. 

Delburg Mill House

Delburg Mill House Garage

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The applicant is requesting a revision involving a design change to the garage.

5.  COA Application for the Lambeth-Gossett House, 923 Granville Road, Charlotte, N.C.

Lambeth-Gossett House

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The applicant is proposing to install rear porch additions.

6.  COA Application for the First National Bank Building, 110 and 112 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, N.C.

First National Bank Building

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The applicant is proposing changes to the north elevation of the building.

7.  Old Business

8.  New Business


March 15, 2019

The Charlotte Business Journal recently published an article on the VanLandingham Estate, which is a designated historic landmark: “Future of VanLandingham Estate unclear as historic property changes hands

VanLandingham Estate

From the article:

“The VanLandingham Estate, at 2010 The Plaza, has been acquired by a joint venture that includes Charlotte real estate investment firms Stono River Partners and Ascent Real Estate Capital, which purchased about 2.8 acres of the full 5-acre site for about $1.5 million, according to Mecklenburg County real estate records. The 7,088-square-foot home, built in 1913, is included in the transaction.”  “It’s not certain what will become of the estate under the new ownership, but Stono River and Ascent have hired Cluck Design to consult on architecture and design as well as engineer ColeJenest & Stone. Jon Dixon, managing principal at Ascent, declined to discuss any specifics when reached this week, including whether the house would be preserved.”  “Our company is excited to take ownership of the VanLandingham Estate, an important asset for both the neighborhood and the entire Charlotte region,” Jon Dixon said in a statement. “We look forward to working with Cluck Design and ColeJenest & Stone to implement a plan that builds upon the history of the property while also providing for its successful stewardship in the years to come.”  “Ascent’s previous and current investments here include a number of adaptive-reuse deals — among them, The Shop in the North End, Northside Station and The Foundry in uptown, 200 Southside near South End, and Central Crossing in Plaza Midwood.”

March 15, 2019

Greg Pappanastos, President of Argos Real Estate Advisors, has an exciting update on the status of Streetcar 85: 

“I’m very excited to report that, for the first time in 5 years, Car 85, Charlotte’s last remaining original streetcar, operated under her own power again yesterday. Here’s a photo of her with the interior lights on and a quick video showing the car moving down the rail.

Streetcar 85

Video of Streetcar 85

This marks a big moment for Lakewood Trolley, the Historic Landmarks Commission and the neighborhoods of Historic West End, but it is only the beginning. 

We’ll await the final report from GOMACO, but overall the operating systems of the car are in good condition. Next stop…Stewart Creek, Cedar Street and Bank of America Stadium! 

Big thanks to CarolinaCAT for loaning us the generator, Lee Underwood for his expertise and testing oversight, Nate Wells and Belmont Trolley for use of their rectifier, NCDOT for the sticks of rail, Jay Donaldson from Griffin Brothers, John Tarr from GOMACO and L.S. Williams electricians for all of their work in getting the electrical and track sorted for this test. This was truly a group effort.

Last, but not least, we need to thank Chris Allen, who left this earth early but not before putting us in position to complete this test yesterday. Chris provided countless volunteer hours in restoring the car, caring for the car and seeing to it that we had what we needed to keep the dream of operating Car 85 alive. He was sorely missed yesterday, but I’m certain he was looking down on us and toasting our success. Congratulations Lakewood Trolley!”

Draft Agenda

1.  Consideration of Minutes  Click Here for March 11th 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