Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission


October 5, 2021

Yesterday, the Cornelius Board of Commissioners’ meeting celebrated the influential Potts Family and the ca. 1923 Stough-Cornelius/Potts Barber Shop Building, located at 21324 & 21328 Catawba Ave, as the town board considered and unanimously approved the landmark designation of the historic property. Many speakers, including Mayor Woody Washam, recounted stories of the establishment and its founder, Wilson Potts. Mickey Potts, Wilson’s son and now the owner of Potts Barber Shop, attended with much of his family. Special thanks to the Town of Cornelius Historic Preservation Committee and Ms. Abigail Jennings for their support of the designation process. 

Potts Barber Shop

September 28, 2021  

At last night’s meeting, Charlotte City Council unanimously voted to designate the Brooklyn McCrorey Branch YMCA (334 South Caldwell St.), Stafford-Holcombe Farm (Plaza Road Ext.), and Kimberlee Apartments (1300 Reece Rd.) as local landmarks. This brings the total designations in 2021 to 9 properties. We’re grateful to everyone who supported these properties throughout the designation process.

Brooklyn McCrorey Branch YMCA

Stafford-Holcombe Farm

Kimberlee Apartments


September 24, 2021

Historic Rosedale‘s Haunted History Tour tonight may be sold out but there are still three chances to visit the property (constructed early-1800s; designated in 1975) at the Haunted Happenings “Paranormal Grounds Investigation” Oct. 8 & 9 and “Victorian Funeral Haunted History Tour” Oct. 22. You’re sure to have a spooky good time! 👻