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The Mitchum House


1.  Name of Property if any:  Mitchum  House


2.  Street Address, including City and Zip Code:

7212 Benita Drive

Charlotte, NC 28212


3.  Date added to Study list:  10/14/2013

4.  Tax Parcel Number of Property:  18909311


5.  Owner(s) of Property:  Ronald Crider and Jeffrey Friedman


6.  Current Owner's Contact Information: 

7212 Benita Drive

Charlotte, NC 28212

7.  Period or Date of Construction:  1964


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:  Modern

11.  Architectural Significance:  a

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


12.  Map Showing Location of Property:



13.  Paragraph Briefly Summarizing Known History Of The Property:

Good example of a professionally designed mid 20th century modern house. 

House is located in the Burtonwood subdivision off Monroe Road and was designed by engineer Aubrey Y Arant, Jr. who worked for Crosland Homes but designed custom homes as a side business.  The house was built for the Mitchum family, which had started The Mitchum Chip Company in 1936.  Mitchum still exists as a small provider of private brand chips/snacks to grocers and has its office at 2001 West Morehead Street (source of information: Charlotte Modern Realty website).