Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

Agenda – Survey Committee

The Survey Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, December 16, 2020, 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.


December 16, 2020 – 6:00 p.m. 

1.  Chair’s Report: Brian Clarke  

2.  Staff Report: Jack Thomson and Stewart Gray

3.  Updates 

a.  Stafford Slave Cabin, 12215 Plaza Road Ext, Charlotte

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Stafford Slave Cabin

b.  Pineville Mill Village (Cone Avenue)

Polaris Map of 429 Cone Avenue

Pineville Mill Village National Register Historic District

429 Cone Avenue

433 Cone Avenue

c.  Potts Barbershop, 21324 Catawba Avenue, Cornelius

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Potts Barbershop

d.  Huntersville Rosenwald School, 508 Dellwood Drive, Huntersville

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Huntersville Rosenwald School

e.  Samuel Grier House, 421 Montrose Street, Charlotte

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Grier House

f.  Commercial Bldg, 857 Belmont Avenue, Charlotte

Polaris Map of Property

857 Belmont Avenue

g.  Beatties Ford Road Survey

h.  Dendrochronology Project

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

a.  McDonalds Cafeteria, 2023 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte

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McDonalds Cafeteria

b.  Blythe House, 121 Gilead Road, Huntersville

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Blythe House

5.  Consideration of Designation Reports 

a.  Peeps House, 831 E. Worthington Avenue, Charlotte

Polaris Map of Property

Historic Information

Designation Report

Peeps House

b.  Ervin Building, 4037 E. Independence Boulevard, Charlotte  

Polaris Map of Property

Designation Report

Ervin Building

6.  Old Business

7.  New Business


The Survey Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 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.


October 21, 2020 – 6:00 p.m.

1.  Staff Report: Jack Thomson and Stewart Gray  

2.  Discussion of Beatties Ford Road Corridor Survey

3.  Discussion of Pineville Mill Village Historic District

4.  Discussion of Potts Barber Shop, 21324 Catawba Ave, Cornelius, N.C.

Polaris Map of Property

Historical Information of Property

Potts Barber Shop

5.  Updates on Current Designations in Charlotte and Davidson

Status of Current Designations

6.  Old Business

a.  From Brian Clarke: “I remain in contact with the dendrochronologist at the Univ of Louisville and she remains very interested in a research trip down here.  I sent her some samples from my house to take a preliminary look at.  I also (just now) threw out the possibility of me/us collecting samples from some other log houses around these parts to add to her database as she has indicated that the dating data on pine logs from the Piedmont is not the best and that she is working to expand it.  [I was thinking in particular about the Davidson cabin, Wallace house, Latta (?), Stafford Slave Cabin, etc.]”

7.  New Business

a.  Thrift Mill, Village and Community



The Survey Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 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.


August 19, 2020 – 6:00 p.m.

1.  Staff Report: Jack Thomson and Stewart Gray  

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

a.  Larkwood-Chadbourn Hosiery Mill, 451 Jordan Place, Charlotte, N.C.

Polaris Map of Property

Additional Photographs of Property

Statement of Significance: Larkwood Silk Hosiery Mills – Chadbourn Hosiery Mills possesses special industrial significance as one of Charlotte’s largest and longest-operating hosiery producers. The enterprise’s contribution to the local economy as a manufacturer, employer, consumers of local goods and services, and taxpayer was enormous from late 1929, when Larkwood Silk Hosiery Mills’ plant commenced operations, until Chadbourn Inc. ceased production in 1978. The two-story redbrick 1929 mill features Art Deco elements such as a full-height cast-stone stepped primary entrance bay and cast stone pilasters, sills, and lintels framing large windows. The 1935 addition designed by architect George N. Rhodes and erected by Wadesboro Construction Company almost doubled the building’s size. After purchasing Larkwood Silk Hosiery Mills in February 1945, Burlington-based Chadbourn Hosiery Mills moved its headquarters to Charlotte. The concern commissioned the construction of additions in 1946, 1949, and 1962. By 1965, Chadbourn had become one of the United States’ leading hosiery producers, with an annual capacity of ninety-million-dozen ladies seamless stretch stockings. Three years later, the firm bought two neighboring Charlotte plants—Hudson Hosiery Company and Nebel Knitting Mill—resulting in a 2,500-person Mecklenburg County workforce. Although the previous owner demolished the 1946, 1949, and 1962 additions, the 1929 mill, 1935 addition, boiler room, and smokestack maintain integrity of design, setting, workmanship, materials, feeling, and association.

Larkwood-Chadbourn Hosiery Mill

Larkwood-Chadbourn Hosiery Mill

The Charlotte Observer – February 24, 1930

b.  Potts Barber Shop, 21324 Catawba Ave, Cornelius, N.C.

Polaris Map of Property

Historical Information of Property

Potts Barber Shop

c.  2122 Roswell Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.

Polaris Map of Property

Historical Information of Property

Additional Photographs of Property

2122 Roswell Avenue

3.  Consideration of Designation Reports

a.  Johnson Sherrill Farmhouse, 21525 Shearer Road, Davidson, N.C.

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Johnson Sherrill Farmhouse

Johnson Sherrill Farmhouse

Johnson Sherrill Farmhouse

b.  Brooklyn YMCA Building, 416 E. 3rd Street, Charlotte, N.C.

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Brooklyn YMCA Building

c.  F.M. Simmons House, 625 Hermitage Court, Charlotte, N.C.

Polaris Map of Property

Simmons House

4.  Old Business

5.  New Business


The Survey Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 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.


June 17, 2020 – 6:00 p.m.

1.  Chair’s Report: Len Norman

2.  Director’s Report: Jack Thomson

3.  Senior Preservation Planner’s Report: Stewart Gray

4.  Update on the Beatties Ford Road Corridor Study

Beatties Ford Road Corridor Survey Project

Washington Heights Survey Spreadsheet

Beatties Ford Road Survey Spreadsheet

University Park Historical Essay

University Park Survey Spreadsheet

University Park Area Recorded Map

University Park Boundary Map

5.  Ashford House, 241 Hoskins Avenue Drive, Charlotte, N.C.

Designation Report

Ashford House

6.  857 Belmont Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.

Polaris Map of Property

Additional Photographs of Property

Set of Plans

857 Belmont Avenue

The Committee will consider adding this property to the Historic Landmarks Commission’s Study List of Prospective Historic Landmarks.

7.  Old Business

8.  New Business