Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

Author: Elizabeth Stuart


February 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.  COA Application for the Delburg Mill House, 303 Delburg Street, Davidson, N.C.

Delburg Mill House

Click Here for Map of Property

Click Here for Front Elevation

Click Here for the Approved Plan

Delburg Mill House

Delburg Mill House

Delburg Mill House

Delburg Mill House

Delburg Mill House

The owner of the Delburg Mill House is requesting that the approved plan for the garage be modified to include windows set into the front gable.

Staff recommends that the proposed changes are not appropriate and do not meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation number 2, which states that the historic character of a property shall be retained and preserved, and number 9, which states that 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.

5.  Old Business

6.  New Business



Matthews Heritage Museum
232 N. Trade Street Matthews, NC 28105
704-708-4996
Mailing: PO Box 1117 Matthews, NC 28106
www.matthewsheritagemuseum.org

For Immediate Release: January 25, 2019

The Matthews Heritage Museum is pleased to announce that it will open a groundbreaking exhibit on Tank Town: A Good Place to Live on February 16, 2019. After a year of research, the museum will present its findings on the area once known as Tank Town, now Crestdale, a neighborhood in Matthews. This area was settled by former slaves and freedmen after the Civil War. The exhibit will explore the people, lifestyles, jobs, schools and community organizations of this neighborhood.

We will bring to life the history of the churches of the area including Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church and the United House of Prayer. Learn about the “shot-gun school house” and the Matthews Colored School built with Rosenwald funding. Early residents will be highlighted in the jobs they held and the way they lived. It is an opportunity to learn how this community grew and developed, and its hope for the future.

A special teaching unit has been developed for 3rd grade classes, which meets Curriculum standards. This unit can be downloaded from the museum website after Feb. 7, 2019, at www.matthewsheritagemuseum.org.

Tours of the museum and this exhibit can be made by calling or emailing the museum. To contact the museum or schedule a tour call: 704-708-4996, or email: info@matthewsheritagemuseum.org. Please call two weeks in advance. We can accommodate 20 people on a tour.

The Matthews Heritage Museum is located at 232 N. Trade Street in Matthews. It is open Thursday – Saturday from 10 to 4:30 p.m. Entrance fee is $4 for adults, $2 for children 10 to 17, and Free under 10. The first Saturdays of the month are free.

Other programs will be held with this exhibit that will be on display through August 17, 2019. Please watch the local papers. For more information call 704-708-4996.


Painting of Harvey Boyd by renowned African American artist, Lois Mailou Jones


HLC Agenda – March 11, 2019

1.  Consideration of Minutes  Click Here for February 11th Minutes

2.  Chair’s Report: Tom Egan

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

4.  Senior Preservation Planner’s Report: Stewart Gray

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

a.  Request to Revise COA for Delburg Mill House, 303 Delburg Street, Davidson, N.C.

Click Here for Map of Property

Click Here for Front Elevation

Click Here for the Approved Plan

Delburg Mill House

The owner of the Delburg Mill House is requesting that the approved plan for the garage to be modified to include windows set into the front gable. 

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT APPROVE THE REVISIONS TO THE WATSON STREET ELEVATION AND NOT APPROVE THE REVISIONS TO THE DELBURG STREET ELEVATION AS SUBMITTED FOR THE DELBURG MILL HOUSE, 303 DELBURG STREET, DAVIDSON, N.C.

6.  Survey Committee Report: Jeff Parsons

The Survey Committee will meet on Wednesday, April 17 at 6:00 p.m.

7.  Treasurer’s Report: Nathan Clark  Click Here for February 2019 Project Budget 

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

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

Click Here For Term Sheet

THE PROJECTS COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT APPROVE THE TERM SHEET FOR TORRENCE LYTLE SCHOOL, 302 HOLBROOKS ROAD, HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., WITH THE FOLLOWING CHANGES: 1) THE BATESES WILL PAY $5000 EARNEST MONEY AT SIGNING AND AN ADDITIONAL $5000 AT THE END OF THE FEASIBILITY PERIOD (TO BE APPLIED TO SELLER NOTE AT MATURITY); THE $40,000 DOWN PAYMENT AT CLOSING WILL NO LONGER BE REQUIRED; AND THE AMOUNT OF THE SELLER NOTE WILL BE THE FULL AMOUNT OF EXPENDITURES AT THE CLOSING DATE WHICH IS CURRENTLY $409,296.26. 

b.  Update of Negotiations on Ingleside, 7225 Bud Henderson Road, Huntersville, N.C.

Promissory Note

Offer To Purchase And Contract

Revised Addendum A

Ingleside Mineral Rights

Ingleside Residential Disclosure Statement

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

9.  Old Business

10.  New Business