Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

Agenda – Survey Committee

The Survey Committee will meet on Wednesday, May 22 at 6pm. This will be a hybrid meeting and visitors should plan to attend the meeting remotely. If you need special accommodations, please contact the HLC office at 980-314-7660.


1.  Chair’s Report: Lesley Carroll

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

Note: The Charlotte Junior League Baby Home and the Davenport-Rogers House were discussed at the Survey Committee’s March meeting, but were not placed on the Study List due to a lack of a quorum. 

a.  Charlotte Junior League Baby Home, 1925 Bay Street, Charlotte

Charlotte Junior League Baby Home

b.  Davenport-Rogers House, 9416 Walkers Ferry Road, Charlotte

Davenport-Rogers House

c.  Dr. Charles Williams House, 5906 Crestwood Drive, Charlotte

d.  Jenkins-Houston House, 111 Sloan Street, Davidson

Jenkins-Houston House

e.  Scorpio Lounge, 2301 Freedom Drive, Charlotte

Scorpio Lounge

f.  Hunters Chapel United Methodist Church, 18423 John Connor Road, Cornelius

Hunters Chapel United Methodist Church

g.  Dr. Charles L. Sifford Golf Course at Revolution Park, 1225 Remount Road, Charlotte

Dr. Charles L. Sifford Golf Course

h.  Marguerita Villa, 725 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte

Marguerita Villa

i.  Bowers House, 421 Heathcliff Street, Charlotte

Bowers House

j.  Mary Rose and William Alexander Davis, Jr. House, 140 Lynbrook Drive, Davidson

Mary Rose & William Alexander Davis, Jr. House

3.  Property Updates

a.  Properties recently designated by municipal bodies:

i.  Parkwood Avenue ARP Church, 1017 Parkwood Avenue, Charlotte

Parkwood Avenue Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church

ii.  Thompson-Anderson House, 858 Concord Road, Davidson

Thompson-Anderson House

b.  Properties approved by the Historic Landmarks Commission for designation processing based on the Survey Committee’s recommendation; designation reports back from SHPO and with consultants for finalizing:

i.  Little House, 1136 Queens Road, Charlotte

John Phillips Little Jr. House

ii.  Alexander-Howell House, 250 Cherokee Road, Charlotte

Alexander-Howell House

c.  Forthcoming designation reports for Survey Committee consideration:

i.  Brattain House, 305 S. Main Street, Davidson

Brattain House

ii.  Delburg Mill House, 225 Armour Street, Davidson

Delburg Mill House

4.  Old Business

5.  New Business


The Survey Committee will meet on Wednesday, March 20 at 6pm. This will be a hybrid meeting and visitors should plan to attend the meeting remotely. If you need special accommodations, please contact the HLC office at 980-314-7660.


1.  Chair’s Report: Lesley Carroll

2.  Consideration of Designation Reports

a.  John Phillips Little Jr. House, 1136 Queens Road, Charlotte

John Phillips Little Jr. House

b.  Alexander-Howell House, 250 Cherokee Road, Charlotte

Alexander-Howell House

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

a.  Charlotte Junior League Baby Home, 1925 Bay Street, Charlotte

Charlotte Junior League Baby Home

b.  Marsh Home, 1642 Hertford Road, Charlotte

Marsh Home

Marsh Home

Marsh Home

Marsh Home

c.  Davenport-Rogers House, 9416 Walkers Ferry Road, Charlotte

Davenport-Rogers House

4.  Property Updates

a.  Thompson-Anderson House, 858 Concord Road, Davidson

The HLC’s public hearing for this property is scheduled for April 8. The Town of Davidson’s public hearing for this property is scheduled for April 23.

Thompson-Anderson House

b.  Parkwood Avenue ARP Church, 1017 Parkwood Avenue, Charlotte

The HLC’s public hearing for this property is scheduled for April 8. Charlotte City Council’s public hearing for this property is scheduled for April 22.

Parkwood Avenue Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church

5.  Adventure Club Spring Bike Tour: May 18

6.  Old Business

7.  New Business


The Survey Committee will meet on Wednesday, November 29 at 6pm. This will be a hybrid meeting and visitors should plan to attend the meeting remotely. If you need special accommodations, please contact the HLC office at 980-314-7660.


1.  Chair’s Report: Lesley Carroll

2.  Update from HLC Chair Brian Clarke

a.  Study List Additions: 

i.  Steele Creek Manse

ii.  Spratt-Grier Farm off Robbie Circle (MK1875).  

iii.  Smith-Richter House 

iv.  Camp Oak

3.  Little House, 1136 Queens Road, Charlotte

Additional Resources

Little House

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

a.  J.J. Akers House, 6501 Sardis Road, Charlotte

Additional Documents Here and Here

History of Property

Newspaper Articles

J.J. Akers House

b.  Sydenham B. Alexander, Jr. House, 250 Cherokee Road, Charlotte

Report on Property

Additional Documents

Additional Photographs

Sydenham B. Alexander House

c.  Mary Rose and William Alexander Davis, Jr. House, 140 Lynbrook Drive, Davidson

Cynthia Bostick (1934-1992) Architect

Mary Rose and William Alexander Davis, Jr. House

5.  Delburg Mill House, 225 Armour Street, Davidson

Delburg Mill House

6.  Thompson-Anderson House, 858 Concord Road, Davidson

Designation Report

Thompson-Anderson House

7.  Presentation for Study List Consideration by SVM Historical Consulting 

8.  Site Visit to Westchester Community   

9.  Updates 

a.  Bonnie Cone House, 9234 Sandburg Avenue, Charlotte

Bonnie Cone House

b.  Caldwell Bradford Schoolhouse, 16401 Davidson-Concord Road, Davidson

Caldwell Bradford Schoolhouse

c.  Recent Public Hearings: Savona Mill, Wyche-Dobson-McCoy House, Funderburk House interior

d. Beard-Rogers-McConnell House, 119 Gilead Road, Huntersville

Beard-Rogers-McConnell House

e. Endangered Steele Creek Properties 

10.  Old Business

11.  New Business


The Survey Committee will meet on Wednesday, September 27 at 6pm. This will be a hybrid meeting and visitors should plan to attend the meeting remotely.


1.  Chair’s Report: Lesley Carroll

2.  Consideration of the Revised Designation Report for the Parkwood Avenue Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, 1017 Parkwood Avenue, Charlotte

Staff recommends that the Survey Committee recommend to the Historic Landmarks Commission that it process the Parkwood Avenue Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church and the property associated with tax parcel 08309309 for historic landmark designation.

Parkwood Avenue Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church

3.  Consideration of the Designation Report for the Bonnie Cone House, 9234 Sandburg Avenue, Charlotte

The owner of the Bonnie Cone House has contacted Staff. She is now living in the house and has no plans to demolish the house.  Staff will be meeting with the owner to help them better understand the benefits of landmark designation and recommends that the Survey Committee table this issue until their next meeting.

Bonnie Cone House

4.  Update on the Caldwell Bradford Schoolhouse, 16401 Davidson-Concord Road, Davidson

The owner of the Caldwell Bradford School is seeking landmark designation.

The small front-gabled Caldwell Bradford School (now remodeled as a home) is well documented in the records of the Mecklenburg County School System.

It is the only identified surviving schoolhouse that predates the consolidation movement of the 1920s and is the only rural school that has retained its rural setting.

HL Staff is prepared to help fund the report for this property if the schoolhouse is added to the Study List and if the Survey Committee is supportive of landmark status for the property.

Caldwell Bradford Schoolhouse

5.  Update on the Little House, 1136 Queens Road, Charlotte

Little House

Little House

Little House

Little House

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

a.  Cathey Lumber Company, 501 Penman Street, Charlotte

Cathey Lumber Company

Cathey Lumber Company

Cathey Lumber Company

b.  Holbrook House, 101 N. Maxwell Avenue, Huntersville

Holbrook House

Holbrook House

7.  HLC 50th Anniversary Celebration: November 2

8.  Old Business

9.  New Business