Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

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January 17, 2020

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, giving some women the right to vote. To celebrate this anniversary, the National Trust for Historic Preservation is requesting help from the public. See below for more information on the National Trust and how you can help the organization with its celebration.


The National Trust is a private, nonprofit membership organization that works to save America’s historic places. As the United States approaches the 2020 celebration of the 19th Amendment, “Where Women Made History” aims to uncover and uplift the stories of female trailblazers whose vision, passion, and determination over the centuries have shaped us into the nation we are today. To that end, the National Trust is engaging the general public in crowdsourcing lesser-known sites where this important history took place. Participants are invited to submit a story and picture of a place connected to women’s history that matters to them. The goal: discover 1,000 places connected to women’s history, and elevate their stories for everyone to learn and celebrate.

This year, as the United States celebrates the 100th anniversary of some women earning the right to vote, we at the National Trust want to tell the full history—to uncover and uplift women across the centuries whose vision, passion, and determination have shaped the country we are today. Our goal: discover 1,000 places connected to women’s history, and elevate their stories for everyone to learn and celebrate.

But to do this, we need your help. What places have you encountered where women made history? They can be famous or unknown, protected or threatened, existing or lost. No matter their condition or status, these places matter, and we encourage you to share them with the world.

Have a place you’d like to share? Submit a photo and a short description at https://savingplaces.org/where-women-made-history. Thank you for helping us tell the full American story!


December 12, 2019

Representatives from Mecklenburg County Government recently presented a check for $125,000 to the Save Siloam School Project. The donation will help the ongoing campaign to preserve and move the Siloam School from its current location on West Mallard Creek Church Road to the Charlotte Museum of History on Shamrock Drive. 

See the article from WFAE below:

Mecklenburg County Donates $125K to Save Jim Crow-Era Siloam School” 

More information on the effort to save the Siloam School:

Who Will Save The Siloam School?”  

Effort to save Jim Crow-era schoolhouse needs more money, even after latest boost” 


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