Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission


August 16, 2018

Martin Marietta, the owner of the McConnell House at 4009 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, N.C., has applied to demolish the house. The Historic Landmarks Commission can only delay demolition of a historic landmark for up to one year, making it possible for Martin Marietta to demolish the house next year. 

McConnell House

Martin Marietta has stated that it will donate the house to someone who will move it from its present location. It will have to be moved to a site close by; otherwise, it will be prohibitively expensive. The estimated cost of moving the house is approximately $100,000. The HLC is reaching out to nearby property owners to see if they would be interested in moving the house to their property.  

July 30, 2018

The Historic Landmarks Commission is working on bringing Streetcar No. One back to Charlotte.

Streetcar Number One

This streetcar was built in Philadelphia by the J. G. Brill Company soon after 1900. It was sold to the City of Athens, Greece, and operated there for many years. It came to Charlotte in 1989 after being restored in Guilford, Connecticut. 

Streetcar Number One in “Never on Sunday”

It appeared in the movie “Never on Sunday,” which can be viewed in its entirety on YouTube. The streetcar is extremely rare; there are fewer than a dozen cars of this vintage in the world. More information will be provided as efforts to bring the streetcar to Charlotte unfold.