Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic  Commission

Survey Committee Meeting
October 20, 2016
9:00 a.m. 


1.  Survey Committee Chair’s Report 
 

2.  Consulting Director’s Report — Dan Morrill
  
The HLC judges potential historic landmarks based on two criteria:
 
a. Special significance in terms of its history, architecture, and/or cultural
importance, and 
b. Integrity of design, setting, workmanship, materials, feeling and/or association.
Note:  Staff must take into account the likelihood that the local governing board will act affimatively on its recommendations.   Click For Examples Of Landmarks
 
3. Prospective Study List Properties

a.  William J. Edwards House, 1928 East 9th Street.   Click here to view information about the Edwards House.​
Recent Photographs

Staff believes that the property may have the potential to demonstrate special significance, and recommends that the property be added to the HLC’s Study List.
 
b.   Torrence-Hemby House , 821 Mallow Place
Site Plan
Photographs
  
Staff believes that the property may have the potential to demonstrate special significance, and recommends that the property be added to the HLC’s Study List.

4.  Presentation of Survey and Research Reports

a.   Star St. Matthews Lodge 566 , 124 Morris Road, Matthews 
This property was added to the Study List on April 4, 2014.
  
Staff believes that the property has the requisite historical significance to be designated as a local historic landmark, in terms of the history of Matthews and the Tanktown Community. 
  
b.   Sherrill-Robbins House , 19726 Zion Avenue, Cornelius.  

Staff believes that the property has the requisite historical significance to be designated as a local historic landmark, in terms of the history of Cornelius.

5.   Sugaw Creek Church Cemeteries , 101 W Sugar Creek Road, Charlotte

Staff believes that when re-formated to the current standards accepted by the HLC, and updated with new images and noting any material changes, the report should be a suitable finding-of-fact for recommending that the property be designated as a local historic landmark.  Staff believes that once the report is updated, that it could be brought directly to the HLC for their consideration.
 
6. Charlotte Survey Properties for Consideration.
  
In 2014 and 2015 the City of Charlotte commissioned a SHPO-managed survey of portions of the city’s built environment.  That survey resulted in a substantial list of potentially significant individual properties.  Staff recommends that the properties be added to the Commission's Study List.


Below are links to reports on the Survey:
Charlotte Comprehensive Architectural Survey, Phase 1
Charlotte Comprehensive Architectural Survey, Phase 2

Two houses identified in the survey that were specifically brought to Staff’s attention by the consultants were:

a.   Oakhurst Log House #1

b.   Oakhurst Log House #2

Staff recommends that the owners be contacted regarding their potential interest in local historic landmark designation.

7.  Belmont Neighborhood Properties
The following properties are being recommended for consideration by the Land Use Committee of the Belmont Community Association of Charlotte.

a.   1720 Barber Shop , Pegram Street, Charlotte
Side Elevation

b.   Fat Back Queen , 1113 Pegram Street, Charlotte

c.   City Barn , 932 Seigle Avenue, Charlotte
Side Elevation

d.   Farrar Store , 1035 Seigle Avenue, Charlotte 
Survey and Research Report

e.   Walker Store , 1125 Belmont Avenue, Charlotte

Staff recommends that the owners be contacted regarding their potential interest in local historic landmark designation.
  

8.  Old Business.


9.  New Business.