Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission


November 7, 2019

Dr. Dan Morrill, Consulting Director for the Historic Landmarks Commission, has announced that he will retire effective December 9, 2019. Jack Thomson, Executive Director of The Preservation Society of Asheville & Buncombe County, has been selected as the new Director. The Historic Landmarks Commission thanks Dr. Morrill for his relentless and invaluable dedication to the preservation of Mecklenburg County’s history and the Commission looks forward to continuing this endeavor under Mr. Thomson’s leadership.    

For related coverage, see below:

Dr. Dan Morrill Makes History, Retiring After 46-Year Career

No more battles. Longtime evangelist for preserving Charlotte history calls it a career” 

Dan Morrill retires after trying to save Charlotte’s history

October 24, 2019

The Charlotte Post recently reached out to Dr. Dan Morrill, the Consulting Director of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission, and Charlotte City Council member, James Mitchell, to discuss the status of the Excelsior Club, located at 921 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, N.C. 

To read more about the prospective public-private alliance working to save the Excelsior Club, see below:

The latest Excelsior Club proposal: Build public-private partnership

September 24, 2019

The prospective buyer of the Excelsior Club, located at 921 Beatties Ford Road in Charlotte, has informed the Historic Landmarks Commission that the offer to purchase the property has been terminated. 

The full article from The Charlotte Observer is below:

It’s ‘back to ground zero’ for historic Excelsior Club as sale falls through


September 19, 2019

At its meeting on Monday, Charlotte City Council unanimously voted to approve the proposed preservation plans for the VanLandingham Estate, located at 400 S. Summit Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.

VanLandingham Estate

Read more from The Charlotte Observer below:

‘Third time’s the charm’: City Council OKs new plan for historic Plaza Midwood estate