Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission


July 30, 2018

The Historic Landmarks Commission will become the owner of Ingleside, located at 7225 Bud Henderson Road, Huntersville, N.C., in about a month. 


The house is a magnificent remnant of the Old South. It is the finest example of Italianate style architecture in Mecklenburg County, and was the home of Dr. William Davidson and Mary Johnston Davidson. 

The Commission is still exploring options for future use of the property – possibly public use or a private residence.


July 24, 2018

The City of Charlotte has ordered Johnson C. Smith University to repair or demolish the historic Mt. Carmel Baptist Church by October 10, 2018. The property is a historic landmark and was designed by Louis Asbury, one of Charlotte’s most respected architects.

Preservation North Carolina has deed covenants on the property that prohibit the demolition of the building. The Historic Landmarks Commission is investigating the situation.


Mt. Carmel Baptist Church

July 17, 2018

The Charlotte City Council has scheduled public hearings in September for the following properties:


The Dr. Reginald Hawkins House
1703 Madison Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.

Dr. Reginald Hawkins House

The Wallace Log House
9425 Robinson Church Road, Charlotte, N.C.

Wallace Log House

The Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery
3712 Monroe Road, Charlotte, N.C.

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery


July 9, 2018

The Historic Landmarks Commission saved the last General Motors New Look Bus when it was retired in January 1992. The New Look Bus formed the backbone of the Charlotte transit fleet in the 1960s and 1970s. 

The Commission is considering having the General Motors New Look Bus join Streetcar 85 at the Savona Mill site in West Charlotte. It would help interpret Charlotte’s transportation history. There is currently a lot of interest in mid-century modern design, and the New Look Bus is a good example of this type of design.