Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

Agenda – Survey Committee

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



The Survey Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, August 18, 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.  Huntersville Rosenwald Designation Report

Huntersville Rosenwald School

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

a.  500 Clement Avenue, Charlotte

Additional Images

History of Property

500 Clement Avenue

b.  3116 Country Club Drive, Charlotte

“Sinister Wisdom” Origin Site – 3116 Country Club Drive

For much of American history, LGBTQ magazines and journals were censored. In the 1957 Supreme Court case One, Inc. v. Olesen, the judges determined that LGBTQ content was obscene and did not warrant First Amendment protection. So when Sinister Wisdom was founded in Charlotte in 1976, it was a vital platform for Appalachian lesbians to express themselves, read lesbian-friendly content, and participate in a shared reading community of other LGBTQ women. As the journal grew in popularity, it attracted a wide audience. Now, Sinister Wisdom continues to publish their literary journal and is the oldest remaining lesbian journal in the United States. This site is also significant because Sinister Wisdom is one of the few nationally popular LGBTQ journals based in Appalachia.

3116 Country Club Drive

c.  Jones Building, 2925 E. Independence Boulevard, Charlotte

CharlotteEAST Information on the Jones Building

Jones Building

d.  3601 E. Independence Boulevard, Charlotte

CharlotteEAST Information on The Computer Room

3601 E. Independence Blvd

e.  801 E. 8th Street, Charlotte

801 E. 8th Street, Charlotte, is one of the few surviving pre-WWII homes in 1st Ward. This house was once part of a large African American community that has been lost due to Urban Renewal and modern development pressures.

801 E. 8th Street

4.  Consideration of Funding a Designation Report for the Davidson Presbyterian Church Sanctuary, 214 Depot Street, Davidson

Davidson United Presbyterian Church, established in 1894, is reportedly the oldest congregation and the circa 1942 sanctuary is the oldest church building associated with Davidson’s African American community. This property was added to the HLC’s Study List in 2002.

Davidson Presbyterian Church

5.  Updates

a.  Pineville Outreach

b.  Thrift Mill Village Survey 

c.  Beatties Ford Road Corridor Survey

6.  Staff Report: Jack Thomson and Stewart Gray

7.  Old Business

8.  New Business


The Survey Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, June 23, 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 

a.  Johnston Farm, 8520 Dixie River Road, Charlotte 

b.  WBT Transmission Facility, 9201 Nations Ford Road, Charlotte

2.  Parkwood Avenue A.R.P. Church, 1017 Parkwood Avenue, Charlotte 

The owners of Parkwood Avenue A.R.P. Church have engaged a consultant to revise the designation report to reflect the changes that were made to the property during renovations and would like for the Committee to consider recommending the property for landmark designation. 

3.  Updates on Davidson Historic Properties

HLC Staff and the Town of Davidson have come to an agreement to co-produce four designation reports concentrating on African American resources. Below is a list of potential properties: 

a.  Conner House, 122 Mock Road

Conner House

b.  Houston House, 335 Catawba Avenue

Houston House

c.  Ada Jenkins House, 111 Sloan Street

Ada Jenkins House

d.  Mills House, 136 Mock Circle

Mills House

e.  Mayhew House, 235 Eden Street

Mayhew House

f.  Davidson Presbyterian Church, 214 Depot Street

Davidson Presbyterian Church

g.  Sparrow’s Nest, Davidson College Campus 

Sparrow’s Nest

4.  Pineville Survey Implementation

Using the survey data, Staff has identified 12 houses that have high integrity and represent the diversity of the housing types found in the Pineville Mill Village. Staff will contact the owners of these properties to determine the level of interest in landmark designation. These properties can also be used as a benchmark when evaluating other properties in the mill village.

5.  Beatties Ford Road Corridor Study

2019-2020 Beatties Ford Road Corridor Survey Project

2021 Addendum – Neighborhoods of the Lower Beatties Ford Road Corridor

Staff is seeking feedback from the Committee regarding this latest version of the survey and how to present the findings to the community. 

6.  Update on Designations

The following properties will be considered in a public hearing at Charlotte City Council’s meeting on June 28:

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

b.  Edgewood Plantation, 11132 Eastfield Road, Charlotte

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

d.  Larkwood-Chadbourn Hosiery Mill Plant, 451 Jordan Place, Charlotte

e.  Victor Shaw House, 2400 Mecklenburg Avenue, Charlotte

Staff plans to bring the following properties to Charlotte City Council in August:

a.  Kimberlee Apartments, 1300 Reece Road, Charlotte

b.  Stafford Properties, Charlotte 

c.  2nd Ward YMCA, 416 East 3rd Street, Charlotte

7.  Staff Report: Jack Thomson and Stewart Gray

a.  Wadsworth House Meeting Site

8.  Old Business

9.  New Business


The Survey Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 21, 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.  Tour of Camp North End

The meeting will be suspended during the tour. We anticipate the meeting will reconvene around 6:45 p.m.

3.  Consideration of Designation Reports

a.  Stafford Properties

b.  Kimberlee Apartments

4.  Pineville Mill Village Presentation

5.  Updates

a.  Dendrochronology Project: Brian Clarke

i.  Sparrow Nest

ii.  Ingleside

iii.  Oehler

iv.  Stafford Properties

v.  Sloan-Porter House

vi.  Davidson Cabin

b.  Davidson Properties

c.  Huntersville Rosenwald School, 508 Dellwood Drive, Huntersville

Polaris Map of Property

d.  McDonalds Cafeteria, 2023 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte

Polaris Map of Property

e.  Parkwood Avenue A.R.P. Church, 1017 Parkwood Avenue, Charlotte 

Designation Report

Images of Property

f.  Charles Jones House

g.  Pentes Log House, 6510 Sharon Hills Road, Charlotte

Polaris Map of Property

Property Information

h.  Beatties Ford Road Corridor Survey

i.  3112 Parkway Avenue, Charlotte

Polaris Map of Property

j.  Big ‘M’ Stables, 900 Holland Avenue, Charlotte

Polaris Map of Property

k.  2nd Ward YMCA, 416 East 3rd Street, Charlotte

Designation Report

Polaris Map of Property

6.  Staff Report: Jack Thomson and Stewart Gray

7.  Old Business

8.  New Business