Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

Agenda – Survey Committee

May 22, 2019 – 6:00 p.m.

1.  Chair’s Report: Jeff Parsons

a.  Discussion of SHPO Response to the Former Louise Cotton Mill House, 1104 Pamlico Street, Charlotte, N.C.

SHPO Response Letter and SHPO Comments

2.  Director’s Report: Dan Morrill

3.  Senior Preservation Planner’s Report: Stewart Gray

a.  Update on Huntersville Survey

b.  Update on Forthcoming Designations

4.  Charlotte Modernist Survey

Consultant Susan Mayer has surveyed over 1000 properties in Charlotte and will be presenting her findings to the Committee. 

Charlotte Modernist Survey

5.  Update on the Stafford Slave Cabin, 12215 Plaza Road Extension, Charlotte, N.C.

Map of Property

Stafford Slave Cabin

Stafford Slave Cabin

Stafford Slave Cabin

Stafford Slave Cabin

6.  Old Business

7.  New Business


April 17, 2019 – 6:00 p.m.

1.  Chair’s Report: Jeff Parsons

2.  Director’s Report: Dan Morrill

3.  Senior Preservation Planner’s Report: Stewart Gray 

a.  Update on Davidson Initiative  

4.  Consideration of Funding a Survey and Research Report for the Ashford House, 241 Hoskins Avenue Drive, Charlotte, N.C.

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Ashford House

Ashford House

Ashford House

Ashford House Reference in the Mecklenburg African American Resources Survey

5.  Update on the Lawrence Orr House, 5025 Lawrence Orr Road, Charlotte, N.C.

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Lawrence Orr House

The History of Lawrence Orr

6.  Consideration of Highest Ranked Properties on the Huntersville Survey

Staff is committed to the use of surveys of historic resources as the fundamental planning tool for determining what properties should be placed at the highest priority.  Accordingly, Staff submits the following seven properties for your consideration and recommends that Staff seek to meet with the owners to ascertain their feelings about historic landmark designation.

Top Seven Ranked Properties from the Huntersville Survey

7.  Consideration of Survey and Research Reports

a.  Nevin School, 3523 Nevin Road, Charlotte, N.C.

Nevin School

Survey and Research Report on the Nevin School

b.  Martin-Worth-Henderson House, 310 Concord Road, Davidson, N.C. 

Martin-Worth-Henderson House

Survey and Research Report on the Martin-Worth-Henderson House

c.  Bonnie E. Cone House, 9234 Sandburg Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.

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Bonnie E. Cone House

Survey and Research Report on the Bonnie E. Cone House

Additional Reading: Historical Essay on the Bonnie E. Cone House

8.  Old Business

9.  New Business

a.  Proposal for Dating Log Buildings

Sloan-Porter House


January 16, 2019 – 6:30 p.m.

1.  Chair’s Report:  Jeff Parsons

2.  Director’s Report:  Dan Morrill

3.  Senior Preservation Planner’s Report:  Stewart Gray

a.  Update on Committee Meeting Schedule  

b.  Davidson Initiative
Important Historic Properties in Davidson

Properties to be Considered for Designation

c.  Update on Charlotte Mondernist Survey
Modernist Architecture in Charlotte

d.  Update on Park Terrace Theater, 4289 Park Road, Charlotte, N.C. 

Park Terrace Theater

e.  Update on Parkwood Avenue A.R.P. Church, 1017 Parkwood Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.
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Parkwood Avenue A.R.P. Church

f.  Update on Dr. Reginald Hawkins House, 1703 Madison Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.
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Dr. Reginald Hawkins House

g.  Update on Butler House, 240 Sylvania Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.
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Butler House

4.  Presentation of Historic Context of Louise Cotton Mill Village:  Dr. Morrill
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1104 Pamlico Avenue

5.  Potential Study List Properties

a.  Thomasboro House.  4439 Hovis Road, Charlotte, N.C.
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Thomasboro House

b.  Smith Building.  21320 Catawba Avenue, Cornelius, N.C.
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c.  Patterson Grocery Store.  2515 Booker Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.
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Patterson Grocery Store

d.  Providence Road Shopping Center.  Providence Road, Charlotte, N.C.
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e.  Myers Park Shopping Center.  Providence Road, Charlotte, N.C.
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Myers Park Shopping Center

6.  Old Business

7.  New Business


October 30, 2018 – 6:00 p.m.

1.  Chair’s Report: Jeff Parsons

2.  Director’s Report: Dan Morrill

Charles R. McLaughlin House

I have talked with the owner of the McLaughlin House about the amount of land to be included in the proposed historic landmark.  She has agreed that the rear line should be ten feet from the rear- most portion of the house.  I talked with Jay Camp, Senior Planner of the Town of Matthews.  He stated that he thought that the edges of the tax parcel should be the side and front boundaries of the landmark.  In keeping with statements made at the last Survey Committee meeting, the owner wants the side and front boundaries of the landmark to extend to edges of right of way of the abutting streets.  I have consulted with Sandy Carnegie who states that a title search and a survey will be necessary to extend the boundaries beyond the tax parcel and to determine ownership of the affected land. 

Staff recommends that the Committee allow staff to investigate the issues associated with the proposed landmark and report back to the Committee at its next meeting.

3.  Senior Preservation Planner’s Report: Stewart Gray

4.  Consideration of Survey and Research Reports

a.  Cornelius High School Agricultural Building, 21126 Catawba Avenue, Cornelius, N.C.

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Cornelius Agricultural Building

b.  Derita High School Gymnasium, 6115 Rumple Road, Charlotte, N.C.

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Derita High School Gymnasium

Derita High School Gymnasium

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

a.  Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church Slave Cemetery, 1600 W. Mallard Creek Church Road, Charlotte, N.C.  

Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church Slave Cemetery

Slave Cemeteries are important cultural artifacts.  Approximately 40 percent of Mecklenburg County’s population in 1860 was enslaved.  The Commission has already secured historic landmark designation for the W. T. Alexander Cemetery Slave Cemetery and the Neely Slave Cemetery.  The Mallard Creek Slave Cemetery deserves the same level of protection and recognition.  The Consulting Director is requesting approval to prepare the Survey and Research Report.

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6.  Old Business

7.  New Business