Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission


August 14, 2019

Stewart Gray, Senior Preservation Planner for the Historic Landmarks Commission, recently spoke to The Charlotte Observer about preservation efforts for the Stafford Slave Cabin, located at 12215 Plaza Road Extension, Charlotte, N.C. The Historic Landmarks Commission recently voted to fund the preparation of a Survey and Research Report on the structure, which is the first step in the historic landmark designation process. 

Stafford Slave Cabin

 The full article is below:

Mecklenburg County has one remaining slave dwelling. Here’s how it will be preserved.

August 5, 2019

Dan Morrill, Consulting Director for the Historic Landmarks Commission, recently spoke to The Charlotte Observer about the history and prospective sale of the Charles E. Barnhardt House, located at 3217 Maymont Place, Charlotte, N.C.

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New owner to restore historic Charlotte home with ‘flamboyant architectural style’

Optimist Hall is Now Open

August 2, 2019

Optimist Hall, located at 1115 N. Brevard Street in Charlotte and historically known as the Highland Park Mill #1, has finally opened after much anticipation. This project is a wonderful example of how historic buildings can have new life through adaptive reuses.  

See media coverage below:

Charlotte Agenda – First Look: Inside Optimist Hall, a game-changing new food hall, is now open just outside of Uptown

Charlotte Five – “Take a look at Optimist Hall, now open

WSOC Charlotte – “Textile mill-turned-food hall Optimist Hall opens near uptown

WCNC – “New Optimist Hall reshaping Optimist Park

August 2, 2019

The Charles E. Barnhardt House, a designated historic landmark located at 3217 Maymont Place, Charlotte, N.C., has a potential buyer, as announced in the Charlotte Agenda

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Under contract: 80-year-old estate near Charlotte Country Club undergoing restoration, Grandfather Homes President Matt Ewers to move in