Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission


April 3, 2020

Fred Lawing, owner of the Golden Green Hotel located at 3024 E. Independence Boulevard in Charlotte, N.C., recently discussed his efforts to maintain the historically significant property with Q City Metro. See the full article below to read more about how Lawing has preserved this historic building, which is the “Charlotte-area’s only hotel that is Black-owned and vegan-friendly.” 

For more: “This Black-owned hotel is more interested in preserving history than tearing it down

April 2, 2020

As part of the continuing celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, giving some women the right to vote, Smithsonian Magazine recently ran a feature on Susan Pringle Frost, who was instrumental in preserving many of Charleston’s historic buildings. 

To read more about Frost and the subsequent creation of the Preservation Society of Charleston, see the full article here: “The Suffragist With a Passion for Saving Charleston’s Historic Architecture

March 27, 2020

The Catawba Lands Conservancy recently announced that it has placed a land conservation easement on Bradford Farm, a designated historic landmark located at 15908 Davidson Concord Road, Davidson, N.C. The conservation easement ensures that “the Bradford Farm property will remain undeveloped in perpetuity.” 

To read more about the Bradford Farm property and the conservation easement, see the full article here: “Piece of historic Bradford family tract placed in conservancy” 

March 27, 2020

Designated historic landmark, Torrence Lytle School, and the nearby “Dellwood Center” are in varying stages of rehabilitation “with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission (HLC), a Mecklenburg County agency, playing an active role in both.” In the article below, Jack Thomson, HLC Executive Director, and Stewart Gray, HLC Senior Preservation Planner, detail the role the HLC is playing in the preservation of these historic properties. 

For more: “Landmark decisions: Development plan, protection possible for Huntersville historic properties