Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission: 25th Anniversary
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
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
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-
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.