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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission: 25th Anniversary Scrapbook



On August 9, 1998, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission a special observance at its office, the Ratcliffe-Otterbourg House, 2100 Randolph Road, to celebrate its silver anniversary. Hundreds of guests came to enjoy the celebration and to hear speakers Lynn Wheeler (Charlotte Mayor Pro Tem), Parks Helms (Mecklenburg County Commissioner), David Brook (Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer), Melvin Watt (U. S. House of Representatives), Lindsay Daniel (Commission Chairman), and Dan Morrill (Commission Consulting Director). Here are some photos from the event.

A committee of volunteers coordinated the event. Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department set up the tents outside for the guests to hear the speakers at 3 PM.


Commission Vice Chairman David T. Ritch welcomes the crowd to the celebration.


Charlotte Mayor Pro Tem Lynn Wheeler addresses the guests.


U. S. Congressman Melvin Watt talks about his long involvement with preservation in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.


Congressman Mel Watt, Dan and Mary Lynn Morrill.


Commission Chairman Lindsay Daniel talks about the future of Mecklenburg County history to the crowd.


Commission Chairman Lindsay Daniel recognizes Van Hill, former Chairman, for his working to obtain a permanent Commission office in the Ratcliffe- Otterbourg House.


Commission Vice Chairman Dave Ritch, County Commissioner Parks Helms, Charlotte Mayor Pro Tem Lynn Wheeler.


Former Commissioner Patrick Hamrick and Commission Chairman Lindsay Daniel.


Commission Consulting Director Dr. Dan L. Morrill talks about the vision behind the Commission, tie slightly askew.


Guests gather to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the founding of the Historic Landmarks Commisssion.


Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer David Brook and his family.