Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

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Director’s Report — April 9, 2018

1.  Dowd House and former Charlotte Fire Station No. 10.  The County has not yet determined how it will proceed with its plans to preserve the James C. Dowd House and Former Charlotte Fire Station Number Ten.  Staff anticipates that a meeting with County staff will occur soon to discuss the issue. 2.  The Jerry and Tena Wallace House. Staff has ordered an appraisal on the property.  The HLC is under contract to purchase the property and is performing due diligence. 3.  Wadsworth House.  Staff has ordered an appraisal on the property. 4.  Wilmore School.  The Public Hearing with the ...
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HLC Revolving Fund Video

Bruce Bowers, experienced filmmaker, has produced the following video highlighting projects of the HLC's Revolving Fund. https://vimeo.com/255624294 ...
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2017 HLC Annual Report

1. Projects Committee Revolving Fund Projects. The Historic Landmarks Commission sold two properties during 2017 and placed a third under contract.  All had preservation deed covenants established which assured the property's preservation. A.  Properties Sold. 1) Delburg Cotton Mill House, 303 Delburg Street, Davidson.  This was the HLC's first revolving fund project in the Town of Davidson.  It is a representative example of mill workers' housing in Davidson.  It will be restored by the owner in 2018. 2) Phillips House and Morris Barn, 131 W. Charles Street, Matthews.  The Commission sold the house and barn, thereby assuring that the house ...
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Walnut Avenue Project

Background Bobby Drakeford has submitted a zoning application to build townhouses in the Wesley Heights Historic District.  He will be approaching the Historic Landmarks Commission to be a partner in this project.  I believe the project could demonstrate how historic preservation and new construction can be compatible. Obviously, the project must be economically viable.  The regular routine due diligence will have to be followed.   The concept is to have the Historic Landmarks Commission purchase the two residences at the front of the lot and for Bobby Drakeford to build the townhouses on the rear of the lot.  The Commission ...
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Powerpoint on Davidson

Past Impact and Future Potential in Davidson, N.C.  ...
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VanLandingham Estate

The Historic Landmarks Commission continues to work on a preservation strategy for the VanLandingham Estate in Plaza Midwood.  It too is a challenge.  The fundamental issue is how to make saving the estate economically viable ...
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Wadsworth House

The Commission is working to devise a preservation solution for the Wadsworth House in the Wesley Heights Neighborhood.  It is a historic landmark, so no immediate threat to the house exists.  However, there is a likelihood that the property will be placed on the market in the near future.  The Commission understands that whatever happens to the property is vitally important for the character of Wesley Heights ...
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Barnhardt House

The Historic Landmarks Commission anticipates that it will purchase the Barnhardt House on Country Club Lane in the Plaza-Midwood Neighborhood in late September. Thereafter, the Commission will be making improvements to the property and offering it for sale. Preservation covenants will be placed in the deed to assure the preservation of the house ...
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Rosenwald Schools

The Commission is involved in attempting to preserve the Siloam Rosenwald School, located near UNCC.  Rosenwald Schools are extremely important in African American history.  Julius Rosenwald, head of Sears Roebuck & Co., joined with the Booker T. Washington in developing plans for new schools for African American children in the South.  The Siloam Rosenwald School is suffering from neglect.  The owners have yet to demonstrate a commitment to its preservation. Click for Video ...
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