Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission


December Events at Ingleside

November 7, 2018

The Historic Landmarks Commission is excited to announce two upcoming events featuring the designated historic landmark, Ingleside, which is located at 7225 Bud Henderson Road, Huntersville, N.C. More information is below on how you can visit this magnificent house and learn more about its history and potential future.

November 1, 2018

The owner of the Victor Shaw House, located at 2400 Mecklenburg Avenue, Charlotte, N.C., has submitted a Certificate of Appropriateness for demolition. 

The house is a Colonial Revival style home in Plaza Midwood. The Commission’s Design Review Committee will discuss the issue at its meeting on Wednesday, November 28. The house is named for Victor Shaw, who was a Mayor of Charlotte. 


October 17, 2018

The Historic Landmarks Commission was hopeful that Martin Marietta, the owner of the McConnell House, would negotiate an option to purchase that would help the Commission find a buyer to preserve this historic landmark. Martin Marietta has decided that the only preservation strategy it will support is to donate the house and have it moved. Anyone who is seriously interested should contact the Commission at 704-376-9115. The information will be passed along to Martin Marietta.

McConnell House

October 15, 2018

Mecklenburg County’s Board of County Commissioners did not approve the Historic Landmarks Commission’s option to purchase the Excelsior Club. This means that the owner has the right to demolish the building, if she so chooses, after June 2019.

Excelsior Club

October 2, 2018

There are important happenings with the James C. Dowd House, located at 2216 Monument Street, Charlotte, N.C., and Former Charlotte Fire Station No. 10, located at 2136 Remount Road, Charlotte, N.C.

Mecklenburg County and the Historic Landmarks Commission are seeking developers who will purchase the properties and preserve them in perpetuity. Adaptive reuse is the best way to assure the preservation of these two important historic resources. Stay tuned for developments. 

James C. Dowd House

Former Charlotte Fire Station #10