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The Arthur Samuel Grier House

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1.  Name of Property if any: Arthur Samuel Grier House

 

2.  Street Address, including City and Zip Code:

421 Montrose Street

Charlotte, NC 28205

 

3.  Date added to Study list:  11/11/2002 (property has a Survey & Research Report)

4.  Tax Parcel Number of Property:  15701517 

5.  Owner of Property:  Arthur Grier Sr. & Arthur Grier Jr.

 

6.  Current Owner's Contact Information:
 

2718 MONROE RD 
CHARLOTTE, NC 28205

7.  Period or Date of Construction:  1922

 

8.  Source of Information for #7: Mecklenburg County Tax Records

 

9.  Present use of Property:  j

a. Agricultural, b. Commercial, c. Educational, d. Entertainment, e. Government, f. Industrial, g. Military, h. Museum, i. Park, j. Private Residence, k. Religious, I. Other

 

10.  Architectural Style: 

 

11.  Architectural Significance:  b

a. Outstanding, b. Excellent, c. Notable, d. Commonplace

 

12.  Map Showing Location of Property:

    

 

13.  Paragraph Briefly Summarizing Known History Of The Property:

1) The Arthur S. Grier House is significant for its association with Arthur S. Grier,  one of Mecklenburg County's most successful and influential African American businessmen during the era of segregation. 

2) The Arthur S. Grier House is significant as one of the few surviving substantial early 20th century homes built by an African American in Mecklenburg County.  Many of the historic homes of the Black Community's leaders and business professionals were lost with the destruction of the Brooklyn Neighborhood.

3) The Arthur S. Grier House is significant as a large, well-preserved example of an eclectic style home featuring elements of the Craftsman and Colonial Revival Styles.