Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic  Commission

Annual Report 2015
 
 
  
Properties Designated in 2015:
 
William Sidney and Margaret Davis Abernethy House
215 W. Eastway Drive
Queen Anne, Colonial Revival an Vernacular
East Charlotte
ca. 1914
11/2/2015
08911116
 
Delburg Cotton Mill House
303 Delburg Street
Former Mill Village House
Davidson
1890s
1/29/2015
00327330
 
Arthur Smith Studios
5457 Monroe Road
Modern Recording Studio
East Charlotte
1964
11/2/2015
16302142
 
Wearn, Richard House
4928 Tuckaseegee Rd.
Federal
West Char.
1840
12/10/79
Amended 11/2/2015
05903272
 
R. F. Outen Pottery
430 Jefferson Street
Workshop/Pottery
Matthews
1947
8/27/2012
Additional Land: 8/7/2015
22702313
 
Properties Added to the Study List in 2015:
 
1. Lawrence Orr House, 5025 Lawrence Orr Road, Charlotte, NC. (March)
 
2. Norman Atwater Cocke House, 816 Harvard Place, Charlotte, NC. (March)
 
3. Sloan-Porter House, 10124 Walkers Ferry Road, Charlotte, NC. (March)
 
4. House located at 4929 Monroe Road, Charlotte, NC. (March)
 
5. Antioch Church Cemetery, 3712 Monroe Road, Charlotte, N.C. (November)
 
6. Former Pineville Library, 202 Main Street, Pineville, N.C. (November)
 
7. Ira Stone House, 1165 Linganore Place, Charlotte, N.C. (November)
 
8. Colonel Hamilton Jones House, 944 Granville Road, Charlotte, N.C. (November)
 
9. Airplane Bungalow, 2144 Park Road, Charlotte, N.C. (November)
 
2015 Projects:
 
1.  Thrift Piedmont and Northern Depot.  8030 Old Mount Holly Road, Charlotte, N.C. - The North Carolina Department of Transportation is moving ahead with purchasing the new site and moving the depot.  (February)
 
2. Torrence Lytle School, 302 Holbrooks Rd., Huntersville, N.C. – Preservation strategies with the Town of Huntersville.
Survey and Peservation Strategy for Cornelius - Staff worked with the Town of Cornelius to conduct a survey and develop a preservation strategy for the town. (March)  Including:  The completion of a Survey and Research Report on the Sherrill-Robbins House, 19726 Zion Ave., Cornelius, N.C., and the Bewell R. Harviel House, 19738 Zion Ave., Cornelius, N.C. The Town of Cornelius has requested that the Commission seek to develop a preservation plan for the aforementioned structures.  Consequently, Staff produced a Survey and Research Report documenting the historical and architectural significance of the two properties. (June)
 
3.  Confederate Monuments – Staff completed a survey of Confederate Monuments in Mecklenburg County in June and presented the survey to the Mecklenburg County Commission in July.
 
4.  Survey and Preservation Strategy for the Town of Huntersville. Staff is working with the Town of Huntersville to conduct a survey and develop a preservation strategy for the town. (November/December)
Agreement with the Town Of Huntersville for Rehabilitation of the Huntersville Town Jail, 301 Huntersville-Concord Road, Huntersville, N.C.
 
5.  Upfit of the Charlotte General Motors New Style Bus - Commission is having a new engine built and installed and developing a way that the bus can be used by the community. (November/December)
Streetcar 85 - Staff continues to develop a plan in which the trolley can be used by the community. 
 
Purchased Properties:
 
1.  Phillips House and Barn, 301 West Charles St., Matthews, N.C. (March)
 
2. R. F. Outen Pottery, 430 Jefferson Street (Summer 2015)
 
Sold Properties:
 
1.  White Oak Plantation, 7729 Hood Road, Charlotte, N.C. (February)
 
2.  Blankenship Oil and Feed Store, 330 Main Street, Pineville, N.C. (February)
 
Under Contract:
 
1.  Rozzel House, 11647 Old Rozzelles Ferry Road, Charlotte, N.C.
 
2015 COAs: Roughly 68 COAs issued this year.  Here are some of the Major Works issued:
 
1.  S. W. Davis House, Bob Beatty Road, Charlotte, N.C. – replacement of an existing, recently constructed metal building, with a new school building and to construct a separate frame pavilion building. (January)
 
2.  Demolition Delayed for The William Grier House, 8120 Robbie Circle, Charlotte, N.C. - HLC delayed the effective date of a Certificate of Appropriateness for Demolition for up to 365 days.  Staff visited the house and attempt to devise a plan for the preservation of all or some significant portions of the house. (March)
 
3.  Demolition Delayed for The Hayes-Byrum House, 8116 Robbie Circle, Charlotte, N.C. - HLC delayed the effective date of a Certificate of Appropriateness for Demolition for up to 365 days. Staff visited the house and worked on a plan for the preservation of all or some significant portions of the house. (March)
 
4.  Material Alterations To The Highland Manufacturing Company Plant No. 3, 2909 North Davidson Street, Charlotte, N.C. (March)
 
5.  Philip Carey Building, 301 East 7th St., Charlotte, N.C. (June)
 
6.  Hennigan Place, 3503 Tilley Morris Road, Charlotte N.C. - Relocation of the barn, and the construction of the infrastructure and landscape features associated with the proposed infill development. (October)
 
7.  Carolina Theater, 224-232 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, N.C.  (November) Upfit of the Theatre (November)
Independence Park Rose Garden, 300 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, N.C. – New design and planting scheme.
 
Current Survey and Research Reports in Progress:
 
1.  Biddleville Cemetery, Cemetery Street, Charlotte, N.C.  
 
2.  Star Saint Matthews Lodge 566
 
Properties Currently in the Designation Process:
 
1.  Biddleville Cemetery, Cemetery Street, Charlotte, N.C.  
 
2.  Sloan-Porter House, 10124 Walkers Ferry Road, Charlotte, N.C. 
 
3.  Star Saint Matthews Lodge 566, 124 Morris Rd., Matthews, N.C.