Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission


The Historic Landmarks Commission’s Adventure Club is heading to Reedy Creek Nature Preserve to explore the Robinson Rock House Ruin and we want you to join us! While the exact date of construction is unknown, this rock house was likely built between 1780 and 1810.


    • HISTORIC LANDMARK FEATURED: Robinson Rock House Ruin
    • WHEN: Saturday, April 23 at 10 a.m.
    • LOCATION: Meet at Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2986 Rocky River Road, Charlotte
    • HOW TO ATTEND: You must register at Please enter ROBINSON ROCK HOUSE RUIN for event name.
    • NOTE: The hike to the ruin is about a mile each way, so plan accordingly.

This is sure to be a good time so come on out and join us!

Robinson Rock House Ruin

January 5, 2022

Check out this month’s issue of Lake Norman Currents Magazine – the ca. 1923 Stough-Cornelius/Potts Barber Shop Building is featured! The Historic Landmarks Commission’s very own Stewart Gray describes the importance of the building and how local landmark designation can help protect the property.

Find the issue here: Lake Norman Currents Magazine – January 2022

Potts Barber Shop

December 10, 2021

Is strolling through gardens what you would consider a good time? Are historic houses your thing? Are you still looking for something to do this weekend? Then you’re in luck! Wing Haven is holding their Historic Holiday Open House this Sunday, December 12. You’ll have the chance to explore Wing Haven’s historic Eddie and Elizabeth Clarkson House, a local designated landmark since 2008, as well as the Elizabeth Lawrence House, designated since 2005.

For more information and to register for this free event:

December 9, 2021 

The Historic Landmarks Commission has had a busy and successful year! Although conducting business remotely for most of the year, the HLC still managed to designate 10 properties as local historic landmarks. We couldn’t preserve properties without the help of supportive property owners, our local governing boards, our historic consultants, and of course our dedicated Commissioners, among others, including members of the public who believe in the importance of historic preservation. We’re always on the lookout for significant historic resources so if you’re aware of such a property that you’d like us to look into, let us know. 

For more about the HLC’s year: “10 Historic Sites in Charlotte Protected in 2021

December 6, 2021

The Excelsior Club may not currently be operational, but for many years it held the distinction of being the leading private Black social club in the Southeast. Built in 1944, the Excelsior Club has been designated as a local historic landmark since 1986 and is located at 921 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte.

For more: “The Excelsior Club project may stall again, this time because of a lack of parking spaces