Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

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November 12, 2020

The Logan-Patterson Grocery Store, located at 2515 Booker Avenue in Washington Heights, is available for purchase. While not a designated historic landmark, the building is on the Historic Landmarks Commission’s Study List of Prospective Historic Landmarks and is protected through a preservation easement held by Preserve Mecklenburg. 

For more: “Historic house and former grocery store in Washington Heights asks $143K” 


November 10, 2020

The City of Charlotte has announced that it is seeking input on the redevelopment of City-owned land located near the Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The request includes “seeking a private-sector development partner for the preservation, redevelopment or reuse of the 11.2-acre site” that contains the historic Steele Creek Presbyterian Church.

For more: “City seeks partner for redevelopment of historic Steele Creek Presbyterian Church property near CLT” 


October 26, 2020

The Charlotte Museum of History has announced that it received a donation from the Lowe’s Foundation to assist with the Save Siloam School Project, which is an effort to move the school from its current location near UNC Charlotte to the Charlotte Museum of History’s grounds in east Charlotte. The article below notes that this donation will allow the Museum to “launch a formal Request for Qualification process, which will appoint an architect to lead the restoration and relocation.”

For more: “Lowe’s Foundation gift to historic Siloam School restoration” 


October 20, 2020

The Charlotte Agenda has produced an informative article detailing the history of highway construction around Charlotte and how this construction primarily affected historically Black neighborhoods. The Excelsior Club and the Hawkins House are mentioned in the article and demonstrate the vital role the Historic Landmarks Commission plays in protecting properties that may otherwise be lost. 

For more: “Highway construction harmed Black neighborhoods in Charlotte. Now leaders are trying to “untangle” past mistakes” 


October 16, 2020

The National Trust for Historic Preservation will host its virtual national preservation conference on October 27-30. No matter your role in preservation, you will undoubtedly find something of interest in the variety of topics presented at the conference. 

For more information and to register: PastForward Online 2020