Samuel Grier House
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Name of Property if any: Arthur Samuel Grier House
Street Address, including City and Zip Code:
421 Montrose Street
Charlotte, NC 28205
Date added to Study list: 11/11/2002
(property has a Survey & Research Report)
Tax Parcel Number of Property:
Owner of Property: Arthur Grier Sr. & Arthur Grier Jr.
Current Owner's Contact Information:
CHARLOTTE, NC 28205
Period or Date of Construction: 1922
Source of Information for #7: Mecklenburg County Tax Records
Present use of Property: j
Agricultural, b. Commercial, c. Educational, d.
Entertainment, e. Government, f. Industrial, g. Military, h.
Museum, i. Park, j. Private Residence, k. Religious, I.
Architectural Significance: b
Outstanding, b. Excellent, c. Notable, d. Commonplace
Map Showing Location of Property:
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