Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission


We’re excited to announce that we have a new interactive map layer for your Google Maps! If you’ve ever wondered where a designated historic landmark is located, wonder no more. Click around the map below to explore all of the historic landmarks throughout Mecklenburg County. Have fun exploring! 

Steele Creek Cemetery Headstone Preservation Event
Saturday, April 22, 2023
9am – noon
Steele Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery,
7311 Steele Creek Road, Charlotte

Event is rain or shine.
Prepare to get wet and dirty! Suggestions: wear old clothing and closed toe shoes
No experience necessary.
We’ll supply all the needed tools and supplies.
Register by April 20

January 23, 2023

The Historic Landmarks Commission’s Adventure Club is headed out again, this time to tour the historic Charlotte Coliseum, once the largest unsupported dome in the world. Pretty cool, right? Now known as Bojangles Coliseum, it’s located next to Ovens Auditorium, which will also be included in our tour! Interested in joining us?

Details πŸ‘‡
πŸŽ‰ Bojangles Coliseum and Ovens Auditorium Tour
⏰ Saturday, Feb. 18 at 2:30pm
πŸ“ Bojangles Coliseum, 2700 E. Independence Blvd, Charlotte. Meet at the bridge of the connector facility that connects Bojangles and Ovens.
πŸ’ The Charlotte Checkers Hockey Club game starts at 4pm. You’re welcome to stay after our tour and yes, you CAN sit with us! Tickets for our group will be available for purchase on the day of at the box office. We have a limited number of discounted group tickets available for $25. If you’re only interested in the tour, that’s totally fine too.
βœ”οΈ Let us know you’re coming by registering by Feb. 13 ➑️ Event Registration Form
❓ Contact us! ➑️ HLC Contact Info

Charlotte Coliseum

This video, shot on 8mm film for WBTV in the 1960s, shows Rufus Franklin Outen.

Rufus Franklin Outen was born into a family of potters so it was no surprise when he opened R.F. Outen Pottery around 1950 as a small business. He specialized in stoneware churns. It’s claimed that he could turn 100 pieces a day, earning him the nickname β€œChurn Turner.”

The R. F. Outen Pottery is a rare surviving example of a workshop and pottery that produced utilitarian earthenware and stoneware for local use from local clays. Today those handmade, everyday vessels are quite valuable and highly collectible!

Location: 430 Jefferson Street, Matthews