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The Potts House

 

1.  Name of Property if any:  Potts House

 

2.  Street Address, including City and Zip Code:

12938 South Church Street

Huntersville, NC 28078

 

 

3.  Date added to Study list:  11/11/2002

4.  Tax Parcel Number of Property:  01909435 

 

5.  Owner of Property:  Daisy M. Potts

 

6.  Current Owner's Contact Information: 

1322 NEWTON ST NE 
WASHINGTON, DC 20017

7.  Period or Date of Construction:  1901

 

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: 

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

 

12.  Map Showing Location of Property:

             

 

13.  Paragraph Briefly Summarizing Known History Of The Property:

The majority of Mecklenburg’s few surviving African American farmhouses were built in the years between the world wars. The northern part of the county was the last to experience sprawling suburban development and thus contains many of the rural resources identified in this survey.

The ca. 1930 Potts House near Huntersville was probably one of the last I-houses to be built in Mecklenburg County. Mr. Potts reportedly used salvaged materials from construction sites in Charlotte to build this traditional form house.