Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission


Rosenwald Schools Update

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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Charles E. Barnhardt House Update

The Commission has submitted an offer to purchase the Charles E. Barnhardt House on Country Club Lane in the Plaza-Midwood Neighborhood.  The Commission has been working with the owner and believes that the prospects for preserving the house are promising.  The Commission will offer the house for sale with protective covenants in the deed.  Designed by architect Martin E. Boyer, Jr., the house was completed in 1938.  The plans for the house are in the archives of North Carolina State University ...
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Reginald Hawkins House Featured in The Charlotte Observer

Dan Morrill, Consulting Director of the HLC, recently spoke with The Charlotte Observer regarding the Reginald Hawkins House being recommended for historic landmark status by the Commission. The full article is below: Charlotte home of 'caustic' 1960s civil rights activist may become historic landmark ...
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