Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

Agenda – Survey Committee


The September 21 Survey Committee meeting will be held at the HLC’s office, 2100 Randolph Road, Charlotte, at 6:00 p.m. There will be no virtual attendance option. 


1.  Chair’s Report: Brian Clarke

2.  Renfrow Property Designation Report

3.  Chantilly School, 701 Briar Creek Road, Charlotte

Chantilly School

4.  Staff Reports

A.  Properties With Historical Reports

B.  Study List Application Portal

C.  50th Anniversary InitiativeGIS Map

D.  Google Maps

E.  Priorities

I.  LGBTQ History – Sinister Wisdom, 3116 Country Club Drive, Charlotte

Sinister Wisdom House

II.  Women’s HistoryBonnie Cone House, 9234 Sandburg Avenue, Charlotte

Bonnie Cone House

III.  Native American HistoryTuckaseegee Trail

Tuckaseegee Trail

IV.  African American History – Zimmerman House, 801 E. 8th Street, Charlotte

Zimmerman House

F.  Site Visits

I.  4530 Tyvola Road, Charlotte

4530 Tyvola Road, Charlotte

II.  3112 Parkway Avenue, Charlotte

3112 Parkway Avenue, Charlotte

III.  815 E. 8th Street, Charlotte

815 E. 8th Street, Charlotte

5.  Consideration of Placement on the Study List of Prospective Historic Landmarks

A.  Cedar Grove Cemetery

Cedar Grove Cemetery

B.  Mint Hill VFW Post Building

Additional Images

VFW Post Website

Mint Hill VFW Post Building

C.  Sadler Houses, River District

4818 Sadler Road, Charlotte

D.  Dam, River District

River District Dam

E.  Original Bojangles Building, 2316 Lasalle Street, Charlotte

Original Bojangles Building

F.  5439 Margaret Wallace Road, Matthews

Video of 5439 Margaret Wallace Road, Matthews

5439 Margaret Wallace Road, Matthews

6.  Old Business

7.  New Business


The Survey Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at 6 p.m. will be a virtual meeting. Please note there will be no accommodation for any in-person attendance. If you need special accommodations, please contact the HLC office at 980-314-7660.


1.  Chair’s Report: Brian Clarke

2.  Consideration of Designation Reports

The Committee will consider recommending historic landmark designation for the following properties: 

a.  Blythe House, 121 Gilead Road, Huntersville

Blythe House

b.  Franks Third Ward Bungalow, 305 Dunbar Street, Charlotte

Franks Third Ward Bungalow

3.  Consideration of Placement on the Study List of Prospective Historic Landmarks

a.  Charles Jones House, 2112 W. Trade Street, Charlotte

Wikipedia Information on Joseph Charles Jones

Charlotte Observer Article on Joseph Charles Jones

Property Real Estate Listing

Property Deed

Charles Jones House

b.  Shell Factory Cafeteria, 1923 Westinghouse Boulevard, Charlotte

Shell Factory Cafeteria

c.  Newbury-Walden House, 1401 Briar Creek Road, Charlotte

Newbury-Walden House

d.  Roach Houses, 2823 and 2825 Bellhaven Circle, Charlotte

Roach House

e.  Huntersville Hotel, 104 South Maxwell Avenue, Huntersville

Additional Information

Huntersville Hotel

4.  Potential Demolition of 205 N. Myers Street, Charlotte

205 N Myers Street

5.  Update on Sinister Wisdom House Designation Report

Sinister Wisdom House

6.  Adventure Club Update

The Adventure Club will explore the Robinson Rock House Ruin at Reedy Creek Park on Saturday, April 23 at 10 a.m. 

7.  HLC Staff Report

8.  Old Business

9.  New Business


The Survey Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, January 26, 2022, will be a virtual meeting. Please note there will be no accommodation for any in-person attendance. If you need special accommodations, please contact the HLC office at 980-314-7660.


1.  Chair’s Report: Brian Clarke

2.  Review of Proposed Alterations for Parkwood Avenue ARP Church, 1017 Parkwood Avenue, Charlotte

Proposed Plans

Parkwood Ave ARP Church

3.  Consideration of Designation Report on the E. L. Baxter Davidson Historic Markers and Monuments

Cowan’s Ford – Davidson College Monument
Huntersville

i.  Cowan’s Ford – Davidson College Monument

ii.  General William Lee Davidson Memorial

iii.  Battle of McIntyre’s Farm Monument

iv.  Rural Hill Directional Marker

v.  Williams Memorial Presbyterian Church Wall and Marker

4.  Report on Condition of Headstones at Steele Creek Cemetery, 7311 Steele Creek Road, Charlotte

Steele Creek Cemetery

5.  Consideration of Placement on the Study List of Prospective Historic Landmarks

a.  Renfrow Commercial Properties

Renfrow Commercial Properties

b.  White Company Truck Manufacturing Facility

White Company Truck Manufacturing Facility

6.  Review of Rosenwald Schools 

7.  Staff Report: Jack Thomson and Stewart Gray

a.  Update on Huntersville School #2 (Rosenwald), 508 Dellwood Drive, Huntersville

1925 Deed and 1930 Deed

Huntersville School #2

b.  Update on Thrift Mill Village Survey 

c.  Uptown Charlotte Sears Building, 700 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte

On May 5, 1949, Mayor Herbert H. Baxter joined civic leaders, including Charlotte Chamber of Commerce president J. Norman Pease, and Sears officials at opening day, ribbon-cutting ceremonies for a large Sears Roebuck and Co. retail store and parking lot on North Tryon St. The property has been found eligible for the National Register. Staff wants to make the Committee aware of the significance and status of this property. 

Sears Bldg

d.  Update on Sinister Wisdom, 3116 Country Club Drive, Charlotte

3116 Country Club Drive

e.  Dedication of the Ervin Building, 4037 E. Independence Blvd, Charlotte

Ervin Bldg

f.  Survey Committee Outing

8.  Old Business

9.  New Business


The Survey Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, October 20, 2021, will be a virtual meeting. Please note there will be no accommodation for any in-person attendance. If you need special accommodations, please contact the HLC office at 980-314-7660.


1.  Chair’s Report: Brian Clarke

2.  Consideration of Designation Reports

The Committee will consider recommending historic landmark designation for the following properties: 

a.  Charlotte Quartermaster Depot300 Camp Road, Charlotte

Charlotte Quartermaster Depot Landmark Map

Charlotte Quartermaster Depot

b.  Huntersville School #2/The Little School508 Dellwood Drive, Huntersville

Huntersville Rosenwald School

c.  McDonald’s Cafeteria, 2023 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte

McDonald’s Cafeteria

The Committee will discuss the amount of property to be included in the potential designations of the following markers and monuments:

d.  E. L. Baxter Davidson Historic Markers and Monuments Designation Report

Cowan’s Ford – Davidson College Monument, Huntersville

i.    Cowan’s Ford – Davidson College Monument

ii.   General William Lee Davidson Memorial

iii.  Battle of McIntyre’s Farm Monument

iv.  Rural Hill Directional Marker

v.   Williams Memorial Presbyterian Church Wall and Marker

3.  Consideration of Placement on the Study List of Prospective Historic Landmarks

a.  Matthews Chapel Church Building, 624 Matthews Chapel Road, Matthews

History of Matthews Chapel Presbyterian Church

Additional Information

Matthews Chapel Church Building

4.  Update on the 2013 East Charlotte Survey

5.  Staff Report: Jack Thomson and Stewart Gray

6.  Old Business

7.  New Business