Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

Author: Elizabeth Stuart


October 6, 2020

Queen City Nerve recently released the final part of its five-part series on Black culture in Charlotte. Several buildings that are historically important to the Black community and which are under the protection of the Historic Landmarks Commission are noted throughout the articles. The Commission remains committed to its mission to assist in the preservation of these and other notable structures throughout Mecklenburg County. 

Find the series here: “Black History of Charlotte


The October 12 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 Meeting


1.  Consideration of Minutes  September 14th Minutes

2.  Chair’s Report: Jeff Parsons

3.  Treasurer’s Report: Diane Althouse

4.  Design Review Committee Report: Garrett Nelson  Design Review Committee Minutes

a.  Davidson School, 251 South Street, Davidson, N.C.

Reflected Ceiling Plan

Product Information

Previously Approved Plans

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT APPROVE PLANS AS PRESENTED FOR THE DAVIDSON SCHOOL, 251 SOUTH STREET, DAVIDSON, N.C. 

Davidson School

b.  Johnston Mill, 3315 North Davidson Street, Charlotte, N.C.

Images of Property

Construction Documents (Condensed File)

Interior Renderings

Proposed Infill

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT APPROVE PLANS AS PRESENTED FOR THE JOHNSTON MILL, 3315 NORTH DAVIDSON STREET, CHARLOTTE, N.C. 

Johnston Mill

c.  James C. Dowd House, 2216 Monument Street, Charlotte, N.C.

Proposed Plans

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT CONCEPTUALLY APPROVE THE PRESENTED PLANS FOR THE JAMES C. DOWD HOUSE, 2216 MONUMENT STREET, CHARLOTTE, N.C., WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT FINAL CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS WILL BE SUBMITTED FOR STAFF APPROVAL AND WITH THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS: 1) THE ADDITION OF NEW WALLS PROTECTING BUT OBSCURING THE ORIGINAL WALL DESIGNS ON THE FIRST AND SECOND STORIES IS NOT ALLOWED; 2) THE EXPANSION OF THE SINGLE DOOR OPENING TO ACCOMMODATE DOUBLE DOORS ON THE FIRST STORY IS NOT ALLOWED; 3) THE EXISTING WINDOWS SHOULD BE RETAINED UNLESS IT CAN BE CLEARLY SHOWN THAT THE WINDOWS ARE MODERN REPLACEMENTS, AND THE DESIGN OF ANY REPLACEMENT WINDOWS MUST BE PRESENTED TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION FOR REVIEW; 4) THE EXISTING MANTELS MUST BE RETAINED UNLESS IT CAN BE CLEARLY SHOWN THAT THE MANTELS ARE MODERN ADDITIONS, AND THE DESIGN OF ANY REPLACEMENT MANTELS MUST BE PRESENTED TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION FOR REVIEW; 5) THE ORIGINAL ITALIANATE MANTEL ON THE SECOND STORY WILL BE PRESERVED; AND 6) THE FLOORING ON THE LANDING AND ALL OF THE SECOND STORY FLOORING WILL BE PRESERVED. 

James C. Dowd House

5.  Survey Committee Report: Brian Clarke

a.  Consideration of a Portion of Property to be Designated for Fire Station #10, 2136 Remount Road, Charlotte, N.C.

b.  Consideration of Additional Property to be Included in the Designation of the James C. Dowd House, 2216 Monument Street, Charlotte, N.C.  Designation Report Addendum

6.  Projects Committee Report: Edwin Wilson

7.  Staff Report: Jack Thomson and Stewart Gray

8.  Old Business

9.  New Business


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The next meeting of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission will be held VIRTUALLY on Monday, October 12 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 October 12 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. 

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September 29, 2020

Preservation North Carolina’s annual conference will be held virtually this year on October 15 and 16. Both days will be full of opportunities to learn more about a variety of preservation topics and will also provide the opportunity to network with others interested in preservation. A virtual historic tour of the Cohen-Fumero House will also be featured.  

For more information and to register: Preservation NC 2020 Virtual Conference