Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

Agenda – HLC Meeting

The September 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.

For those interested in speaking at the meeting, please register by 4 p.m. on September 12 by emailing historiclandmarkscommission@mecknc.gov.


1.  Consideration of August HLC Minutes

2.  Chair’s Report: William Hughes

3.  Public Comment Period (Up to 3 Minutes Per Person)

4.  Certified Local Government (CLG) Overview: Kristi Brantley

5.  Consent Agenda

a.  W.P.A. Douglas Airport Hangar, 4108 Minuteman Way, Charlotte  

Staff Report

6.  Quasi-Judicial Hearing

a. Nebel Knitting Mill Annex127 W. Worthington Avenue, Charlotte

Staff Report

From the HLC’s June 13th meeting: Commissioner Barfield presented a motion that the Historic Landmarks Commission approve the staff recommendation that the Commission defer a decision until no later than September 12, 2022, on issuing the COA for the demolition of the Nebel Knitting Mill Annex, 127 W. Worthington Avenue, Charlotte. 

Nebel Knitting Mill Annex

7.  Financial Report: Jack Thomson

8.  Public Hearings 

Public Hearings Overview – Staff Presentation

a.  Franks House, 305 Dunbar Street, Charlotte

Map of Property

Designation Report

SHPO Staff Comments

Designation would include the exterior of the building and the land associated with the tax parcel.

Franks Third Ward Bungalow

b.  Blythe House, 121 Gilead Road, Huntersville

Map of Property

Designation Report

SHPO Staff Comments

Designation would include the first and second level interior hallways and staircase of the building, the exterior of the building, and the land associated with the tax parcel.

Blythe House

c.  Baxter Davidson Monuments

i.  Battle of McIntyre’s Farm Monument, 5801 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte

Map of Property

Designation Report

SHPO Staff Comments

Designation would include the monument in its entirety and a twenty-four (24) foot radius of land immediately surrounding the monument, measured in each direction from the central point of the monument.

Battle of McIntyre’s Farm Monument

ii.  Williams Memorial Presbyterian Church Wall and Marker, 4700 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte

Map of Property

Designation Report

SHPO Staff Comments

Designation would include the wall in its entirety, as well as a twenty (20) foot wide strip of land abutting each side of the wall, running for the entire length of each segment of the wall, and the marker in its entirety, as well as a twenty (20) foot radius of land immediately surrounding the marker.

Williams Memorial Presbyterian Church Marker

iii.  Cowan’s Ford-Davidson College Monument, 14910 NC 73 Highway, Huntersville

Map of Property

Designation Report

SHPO Staff Comments

Designation would include the monument in its entirety as well as a fifteen (15) foot radius of the land immediately surrounding the monument, measured in each direction from the central point of the monument.

Cowan’s Ford – Davidson College Monument

iv.  General William Lee Davidson Monument, 5455 Cashion Road, Huntersville

Map of Property

Designation Report

SHPO Staff Comments

Designation would include the monument in its entirety as well as a forty (40) foot radius of the land immediately surrounding the monument, measured in each direction from the central point of the monument.

General William Lee Davidson Memorial

v.  Rural Hill Directional Marker, 6645 Neck Road, Huntersville

Map of Property

Designation Report

SHPO Staff Comments

Designation would include the marker in its entirety as well as a thirty-eight (38) foot radius of the land immediately surrounding the marker, measured in each direction from the central point of the marker. 

Rural Hill Directional Marker

9.  Survey Committee Report: Brian Clarke

The Survey Committee will meet on September 21 at 6 pm.

10.  HLC Staff Report

a.  HLC Attendance Policy 

b.  HLC 50th Anniversary Update

c.  Steele Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery Cleanup: October 29 from 9 – 11 am

11.  Old Business

12.  New Business


The August 8 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.

For those interested in speaking at the meeting, please register by 4 p.m. on August 8 by emailing historiclandmarkscommission@mecknc.gov.


1.  Consideration of July HLC Minutes

2.  Chair’s Report: William Hughes

3.  Public Comment Period (Up to 3 Minutes Per Person)

4.  Consent Agenda

a. John Hunter House, 5607 Sardis Road, Charlotte

Staff Report

John Hunter House

5.  Financial Report: Jack Thomson

6.  Quasi-Judicial Hearings

a. Victor Shaw House, 2400 Mecklenburg Avenue, Charlotte

Staff Report

Victor Shaw House

b.   Dowd House, 2216 Monument Street, Charlotte

– APPLICATION WITHDRAWN –

Staff Report

7.  Survey Committee Report: Brian Clarke

The Survey Committee will meet on Sept. 21 and Nov. 30. at 6 pm.

8.  HLC Staff Report

a.  Upcoming Trainings

i.  HLC Training: Aug. 30 and Sept. 1

ii.  Kristi Brantley: Sept. 12 HLC Meeting

iii.  CLG Training: Sept. 30 Deadline

9.  Old Business

10.  New Business


The July 11 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 June HLC Minutes

2.  Chair’s Report: Brian Clarke as Vice-Chair

3.  Public Comment Period (Up to 3 Minutes Per Person)

4.  Financial Report: Jack Thomson

5.  Quasi-Judicial Hearings

a.  Ashford House, 241 Hoskins Avenue Drive, Charlotte

Staff Report

Ashford House

b.  Larkwood-Chadbourn Hosiery Mill Plant, 451 Jordan Place, Charlotte

Staff Report

Larkwood-Chadbourn Hosiery Mill Plant

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

Staff Report

James C. Dowd House

6.  Design Review: Stewart Gray

a.  First Baptist Church/Spirit Square, 318 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte

Presentation for the Redevelopment of Spirit Square and Connection to New Main Library

Additional Slides for Reference

First Baptist Church/Spirit Square

7.  Survey Committee Report: Brian Clarke

The following item is for informational purposes and does not need further action: 

The Survey Committee added the following properties to the HLC’s Study List of Prospective Historic Landmarks: 

a.  858 Concord Road, Davidson

858 Concord Road, Davidson

b.  838 Concord Road, Davidson

838 Concord Road, Davidson

c.  255 Ridgewood Avenue, Charlotte

255 Ridgewood Avenue, Charlotte

d.  114 Norwood Drive, Charlotte

114 Norwood Drive, Charlotte

e.  2004 Park Drive, Charlotte

2004 Park Drive, Charlotte

f.  Former Croft School, 9413 Old Statesville Road, Charlotte

9413 Old Statesville Road, Charlotte

g.  Lambeth House, 435 Hermitage Road, Charlotte

Additional Information

435 Hermitage Road, Charlotte

8.  HLC Staff Report

9.  Old Business

10.  New Business



The June 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 April HLC Minutes

2.  Chair’s Report: William Hughes

3.  Public Comment Period (Up to 3 Minutes Per Person)

4.  Consent Agenda

a.  Sloan-Porter House, 10124 Walkers Ferry Road, Charlotte

Property Street View

Staff Report

Exhibit E – Project Plan

Sloan-Porter House

5.  Financial Report: Jack Thomson

6.  Closed Session to Discuss a Legal Matter

7.  Quasi-Judicial Hearings

a. Nebel Knitting Mill Annex, 127 W. Worthington Avenue, Charlotte

Staff Report

Nebel Knitting Mill Annex

b.  Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 412 Campus Street, Charlotte

Staff Report

Mount Carmel Baptist Church

8.  Design Review: Stewart Gray

a.  Ashford House, 241 Hoskins Avenue Drive, Charlotte

Proposed Plans

Ashford House

9.  Survey Committee Report: Stewart Gray

a.  The Survey Committee will meet on June 22 at 6 pm.

10.  Projects Committee Report: Jeff Parsons 

Projects Committee Minutes  

a.  Wallace House Listing Update, 9425 Robinson Church Road, Charlotte

b.  Mount Carmel Stabilization Project Proposal

11.  HLC Adventure Club Outings Recap

The Adventure Club enjoyed visits to the Robinson Rock House Ruin on April 23 and Wing Haven on June 4. 

Robinson Rock House Ruin

Wing Haven

12.  HLC Staff Report

a.  Freeman House, 201 S. Ames Street, Matthews

Freeman House

b.  Marion Stedman Covington Foundation has awarded $10K to the Reeves Temple AME Zion Church in support of the renovation of the Unity Church Cabin/Lingle Hut, located at 219 Watson Street, Davidson. 

Lingle Hut

c.  Designation Flow Chart

d.  HLC 50th Anniversary Committee

e.  HLC Social Media Update

The HLC’s Facebook page received a shoutout from the County’s Public Information Department: “The post with the most impressions in April across all County accounts was the Historic Landmarks Commission post about a local home slated for demolition. This is a great example of how you can weave current stories into your content to connect with your audiences.”

f.  Presentation of Plaques

13.  Old Business

14.  New Business