The Lucas House
Name of Property if any: Lucas House
Street Address, including City and Zip Code:
265 Cherokee Road
Charlotte, NC 28207
Date added to Study list: 10/13/2008
Tax Parcel Number of Property:
Owner(s) of Property: JOHN D. BOND, III & LAURIE E.
Current Owner's Contact Information:
262 HEMPSTEAD PLACE
CHARLOTTE, NC 28207
Period or Date of Construction: 1929
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 Style: Georgian Revival
Architectural Significance: b
Outstanding, b. Excellent, c. Notable, d. Commonplace
Map Showing Location of Property:
Paragraph Briefly Summarizing Known History Of The Property:
variations on the Colonial style followed. Among them was
the brick residence designed in 1931 for John Paul Lucas,
Jr., and his wife Alice at 265 Cherokee Road. 36
Martin Boyer created a five-bay, symmetrically-arranged main
block framed by pilasters and flanked on either side by
two-story gable-roofed wings of unequal height. The
groupings of two interior chimneys may have been inspired by
those of Stratford Hall, Robert E. Lee's ancestral home in
Virginia. Lucas was an important part of the electric
utility industry that was helping to draw textile mills to
the piedmont. He served as vice president of Southern Public
Utilities Company and North Carolina Public Service Company
when he moved into his new house.