Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

Agenda – HLC Meeting

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


The September 14 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.


1.  Consideration of Minutes  August 10th Minutes

2.  Chair’s Report: Jeff Parsons

3.  Treasurer’s Report: Diane Althouse  August 2020 Project Budget Report

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

a.  Ranson House, 412 S. Old Statesville Road, Huntersville, N.C.

Documents for the Road Widening

Photographs of the Road Widening

Owner Comments on Project

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT APPROVE THE ROAD WIDENING PROJECT AT THE RANSON HOUSE, 412 S. OLD STATESVILLE ROAD, HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., WITH THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS: 1) THAT THE EXACT CONSTRUCTION EASEMENT BE SPECIFIED; 2) THAT THE TOWN OF HUNTERSVILLE WORK IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE OWNERS OF THE RANSON HOUSE TO ENSURE TREE PROTECTION FOR THE DURATION OF THE PROJECT; AND 3) THAT ANY NEEDED VARIATIONS TO THE CONSTRUCTION EASEMENT BE PROPOSED TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION AND THE OWNERS OF THE RANSON HOUSE BEFORE CONSTRUCTION BEGINS.

Ranson House

b.  Freeman House, 201 S. Ames Street, Matthews, N.C.

Polaris Map of the Current Location of the House

Documents for the Proposed Move

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT APPROVE THE RELOCATION OF THE FREEMAN HOUSE, 201 S. AMES STREET, MATTHEWS, N.C., TO MECKLENBURG COUNTY TAX PARCEL 22702446 AND CONCEPTUALLY APPROVE THE PROPOSED PLANS FOR THE ADDITION WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE MASSING ON THE SECOND FLOOR. 

Freeman House

c.  Charlotte Fire Station #10, 2136 Remount Road, Charlotte, N.C.

Proposed Plans

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT APPROVE PLANS AS PRESENTED FOR THE CHARLOTTE FIRE STATION #10, 2136 REMOUNT ROAD, CHARLOTTE, N.C. 

Former Charlotte Fire Station #10

d.  Cedar Grove, 8229 Gilead Road, Huntersville, N.C.

Polaris Map of the Property

Proposed Plans

The Commission will consider an application for a Certificate of Appropriateness to construct a parking lot and bridge on the County-owned land across from the historic house to access a greenway on the south side of the creek.  

Cedar Grove

5.  Survey Committee Report: Brian Clarke  Survey Committee Minutes

a.  Johnson Sherrill Farmhouse, 21525 Shearer Road, Davidson, N.C.

Polaris Map of Property

THE SURVEY COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION  TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT PROCESS THE JOHNSON SHERRILL FARMHOUSE, 21525 SHEARER ROAD, DAVIDSON, N.C., INCLUDING THE INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR OF THE HOUSE AND THE LAND AS SHOWN IN THE DESIGNATION REPORT FOR HISTORIC LANDMARK DESIGNATION.

Johnson Sherrill Farmhouse

Johnson Sherrill Farmhouse

Johnson Sherrill Farmhouse

b.  F.M. Simmons House, 625 Hermitage Court, Charlotte, N.C.

Polaris Map of Property

THE SURVEY COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT PROCESS THE F.M. SIMMONS HOUSE, 625 HERMITAGE COURT, CHARLOTTE, N.C., INCLUDING THE EXTERIOR OF THE HOUSE AND THE OUTBUILDINGS AND LAND AS SHOWN IN THE DESIGNATION REPORT FOR HISTORIC LANDMARK DESIGNATION.

Simmons House

c.  Brooklyn YMCA Building, 416 E. 3rd Street, Charlotte, N.C.

Polaris Map of Property

Mr. Thomson and Mr. Clarke will report on the property.

Brooklyn YMCA Building

6.  Projects Committee Report: Edwin Wilson  Projects Committee Minutes

7.  Executive Committee Report: Jeff Parsons  Executive Committee Minutes

8.  Staff Report: Jack Thomson and Stewart Gray

9.  Old Business

10.  New Business   


The August 10 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.


1.  Consideration of Minutes  July 13th 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.

Davidson School Presentation

Davidson School

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. 

b.  Reginald Armistice Hawkins House, 1703 Madison Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.

Proposed Plans

Reginald Armistice Hawkins House

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT APPROVE THE STANDING SEAM METAL ROOF AS PRESENTED AT EITHER 16 OR 18 INCH WIDTH AND THAT HLC STAFF AND THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE CHAIR BE AUTHORIZED TO WORK WITH THE PROPERTY OWNERS TO DETERMINE AN APPROPRIATE COLOR FOR THE GUTTERS TO EITHER MATCH EXISTING HOUSE TRIM OR THE NEW METAL ROOF FOR THE REGINALD ARMISTICE HAWKINS HOUSE, 1703 MADISON AVENUE, CHARLOTTE, N.C. 

5.  Projects Committee Report: Edwin Wilson  Projects Committee Minutes

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

Polaris Map of Property

Torrence Lytle School

THE PROJECTS COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT AUTHORIZE HLC STAFF TO ENTER INTO A LISTING AGREEMENT WITH A BROKER IN FURTHERANCE OF THE MARKETING AND SALE OF THE TORRENCE LYTLE SCHOOL, 302 HOLBROOKS ROAD, HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. 

b.  Wallace House, 9425 Robinson Church Road, Charlotte, N.C.

Polaris Map of Property

Wallace House

THE PROJECTS COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT MR. THOMSON BE AUTHORIZED TO EMPLOY A BROKER FOR THE SALE OF THE WALLACE HOUSE, 9425 ROBINSON CHURCH ROAD, CHARLOTTE, N.C., CONTINGENT UPON MR. WILSON’S SITE VISIT TO THE PROPERTY. 

6.  Staff Report: Jack Thomson and Stewart Gray

7.  Old Business

8.  New Business



The July 13 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.


1.  Consideration of Minutes  June 8th Minutes and June 25th Special Meeting Minutes 

2.  Chair’s Report: Jeff Parsons

3.  Treasurer’s Report: Diane Althouse  June 2020 Project Budget Report 

4.  Fire Station #4, 420 W. 5th Street, Charlotte, N.C.

Polaris Map of Property

The Commission will discuss its Right of First Refusal on the building, which is for sale. 

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

The Commission will discuss a proposed amendment to purchase agreement. 

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

a.  Violet W. Currie House, 525 N. Main Street, Davidson, N.C.

Polaris Map of Property

Proposed Plans

Guest House Heights and Perspective

Violet W. Currie House

Violet W. Currie House

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT APPROVE PLANS AS PRESENTED FOR THE GUEST HOUSE AT THE VIOLET W. CURRIE HOUSE, 525 N. MAIN STREET, DAVIDSON, N.C. 

7.  Survey Committee Report: Len Norman  Survey Committee Minutes

a.  Ashford House, 241 Hoskins Avenue Drive, Charlotte, N.C.

Designation Report

Polaris Map of Property

Ashford House

THE SURVEY COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT PROCESS THE ASHFORD HOUSE, 241 HOSKINS AVENUE DRIVE, CHARLOTTE, N.C., INCLUDING THE EXTERIOR OF THE HOUSE AND THE LAND ASSOCIATED WITH THE HOUSE (TAX PARCELS 06306102 AND 06306103) FOR HISTORIC LANDMARK DESIGNATION. 

8.  Staff Report – Project and Administrative Updates: Jack Thomson and Stewart Gray

a.  Wallace House, 9425 Robinson Church Road, Charlotte, N.C.

b.  Mount Carmel Church, 412 Campus Street, Charlotte, N.C.

c.  Excelsior Club, 921 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, N.C.

d.  Office Scanning Project

e.  Certified Local Government Training

9.  Recognition of Outgoing Commissioners: Jeff Parsons

10.  Old Business

11.  New Business