Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic  Commission

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission will meet at 6:00 p.m. on June 12, 2017, in the Ratcliffe-Otterbourg House at 2100 Randolph Road in Charlotte, N.C.  Call 704-376-9115 if you have questions or if you have physical disabilities.
 
Agenda
June 12, 2017
 
1.  Consideration of Minutes -- Click Here For May 8th Minutes

2.  Chair's Report -- Len Norman

3.  Director's Report -- Dan Morrill   Click Here For Director's Report

4.  Design Review Committee Report -- Ken Pursley   Click Here For Design Review Minutes

a.  Consideration of an Application for Certificate of Appropriateness 17-27 for material alterations to the Jennie Alexander Duplex, 1801-1803 East 8th St, Charlotte, N.C.

The applicant is proposing to renovate and expand an original kitchen in the duplex.  The kitchen renovation would involve demolition of an existing half-bath and two original walls. Additional proposed changes to the interior include the addition of a half-bath in the foyer, the conversion of the second kitchen into a mudroom/laundry, and the expansion of an existing bathroom.

Click here to view plans.

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT APPROVE THE ISSUANCE OF A CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS AS PRESENTED FOR MATERIAL ALTERATIONS OF JENNIE ALEXANDER DUPLEX, 1801-1803 EAST 8TH ST, CHARLOTTE, N.C. 

b.  Consideration of an Application for Certificate of Appropriateness 17-28 for material alterations to the Bishop John C. Kilgo House, 2100 The Plaza, Charlotte, N.C.

The applicant is proposing to expand an existing bathroom which would involve the removal of an original wall,  convert a large portion of a bedroom into a closet, add a doorway to an existing hall, and remodel an additional bathroom. 

Click here to view plans.

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT APPROVE THE ISSUANCE OF A CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS AS PRESENTED FOR MATERIAL ALTERATIONS OF BISHOP JOHN C. KILGO HOUSE, 2100 THE PLAZA, CHARLOTTE N.C. 

c.  Consideration of a revision to Certificate of Appropriateness 17-11 for material alterations to the Nebel Knitting Mill, 101 West Worthington Ave, Charlotte, N.C.

Applicant is proposing to install an exterior neon sign.  

Click here to view plans.

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT APPROVE A REVISION OF A CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS 17-11 AS PRESENTED FOR THE NEBEL KNITTING MILL, 101 WEST WORTHINGTON AVE, CHARLOTTE, N.C. 

​5.  Survey Committee Report -- Larken Egleston   Click Here For Survey Committee Minutes

a.  Public Hearing for the potential designation of the Red Front Department Store, 1125 Belmont Avenue in Charlotte.

Click here to view ​a Survey and Research Report for the property.


Click here to view the comments of the State Historic Preservation Office.

b. Reginald Hawkins House.  1703 Madison Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.  

Dr. Reginald Hawkins was an iconic figure in the Civil Rights Movement in Charlotte and North Carolina. This house is a significant historic site for its association with Hawkins, and because it was fire-bombed because of Dr. Hawkins' political activities.   Dr. Tom Hanchett is preparing an historic essay on the property.  HLC Staff can complete a survey and research report for the property. The owner is supportive of designation.

Click here for a map and an image of the property.

THE SURVEY COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT RECOMMEND TO THE CHARLOTTE CITY COUNCIL, ONCE AN ACCEPTABLE SURVEY AND RESEARCH REPORT IS COMPLETED, THE DESIGNATION OF THE REGINALD HAWKINS HOUSE (INTERIOR OF THE HOUSE, EXTERIOR OF THE HOUSE, AND THE ENTIRE TAX PARCEL) AT 1703 MADISON AVENUE, CHARLOTTE N.C., AS A HISTORIC LANDMARK.


c.  Cornelius Historic Properties. 19528 Meridian Street, Cornelius, N.C.  19721 South Ferry Street, Cornelius, N.C. 

The Cornelius Historic Preservation Committee is recommending that the Commission place these properties on the Commission Study List of Prospective Historic Landmarks. 19721 South Ferry Street  is a prominent and well-preserved house in the Smithville neighborhood.   19528 Meridian Street is an intact mill house.

THE SURVEY COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT PLACE THE PROPERTIES AT THE FOLLOWING ADDRESSES ON THE STUDY LIST OF PROSPECTIVE HISTORIC LANDMARKS: 19528 MERIDIAN STREET, CORNELIUS, N.C.; 19721 SOUTH FERRY STREET, CORNELIUS, N.C.  

d.  Charlotte Fire Department Historic Equipment.

The Charlotte Fire Department is requesting that historic fire fighting equipment be processed for historic landmark designation.  Click here for photos of the equipment . Click here for video of the handpumper.

THE SURVEY COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT FUND A SURVEY AND RESEARCH REPORT ON THREE PIECES OF HISTORIC FIRE FIGHTING EQUIPMENT OWNED BY THE CHARLOTTE FIRE DEPARTMENT, INCLUDING AN 1866 HAND PUMPER, A 1902 STEAM PUMPER, AND A 1920S FIRE ENGINE.


e.  Gold District Historic Buildings: Rudisill Mine, 317 West Summit Ave., Charlotte, Electrical Apparatus Building, 308 West Palmer St., Charlotte, Houses at 217, 301, and 305 Dunbar Street, Charlotte, and the Wilmore School, 428 West Boulevard, Charlotte.  

Advocates for the revitalization of the area to the immediate south of the Center City, known as the Gold District, requested that these properties be placed on the Commission's list of prospective historic landmarks.

Rudisill Mine , 317 West Summit Ave., Charlotte
Electrical Apparatus Building , 308 West Palmer St., Charlotte
Houses at 217, 301, and 305 Dunbar Street, Charlotte

Wilmore School , 428 West Boulevard, Charlotte

THE SURVEY COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT PLACE THE FOLLOWING PROPERTIES ON THE STUDY LIST OF PROSPECTIVE HISTORIC LANDMARKS: RUDISILL MINE AT 317 WEST SUMMIT AVENUE, ELECTRICAL APPARATUS BUILDING AT 308 WEST PALMER STREET, THE WILMORE SCHOOL ON WEST BOULEVARD, AND THE HOUSES AT 217, 301, AND 305 DUNBAR STREET, ALL IN CHARLOTTE, N.C.  


f.  Green Book Survey.

From 1936 until 1966 a series of roadway guides for African American travelers was published yearly under the title "Green Book."  The Survey Committee is recommending that a reconnaissance survey of properties (extant and extinct) in Mecklenburg County listed in the yearly "Green Book" be conducted.  


Click for information on the Green Books.

THE SURVEY COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT ALLOCATE UP TO $1000 TO CONDUCT A RECONNAISSANCE SURVEY OF THE PROPERTIES (EXTANT AND EXTINCT) IN MECKLENBURG COUNTY LISTED IN THE "GREEN BOOK."  


6.  Treasurer's Report -- Joe Elliott  Click Here For Current Projects Financial Report

7.  Projects Committee Report -- John Shurley 

8.  Nominating Committee Report -- Ken Pursley

a.  Election of Officers

b.  Presentation of Plaques

9.  Old Business

10.  New Business 




Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission ADA Statement

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission will comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission will make reasonable accommodations in all programs to enable participation by an individual with a disability who meets essential eligibility requirements. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission programs will be available in the most integrated setting for each individual. If any accommodations are necessary for participation in any program, meeting, or service, participants are encouraged to notify us at (704) 376-9115 or by email, stewart.gray@mecklenburgcountync.gov or at 2100 Randolph Rd, Charlotte, NC 28207 at least one week prior to commencement.