Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission
January 8, 2001
Location: 2100 Randolph Road, Charlotte, N. C.
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Ms. Ava Autrey/County, Design Review Committee Chr.
Ms. Tattie Bos/Mayor, Design Review Committee V. Chr.
Mr. Jeff Bradsher/County, HLC Chairman
Ms. Deborah Cox/City, HLC V. Chr., Survey Committee Chr.
Mr. Bernard Felder/City
Mr. Scott Hirsch/City, HLC Treasurer
Mr. D. Grier Martin, III/City, Education Com. V. Chr.
Mr. John Misenheimer/County, Education Com. Chr.
Mr. John J. Parker, III/Mayor, Projects Com. Chr.
Mr. Michael Sullivan/County
Mr. David T. Ritch, MHA President (ex-officio)
Dr. Dan L. Morrill, HLC Consulting Director
Mr. Bryan Turner, HLC/County Engineering Projects Manager
Ms. Mary Lynn Morrill, HLC Recording Consultant
Ms. Phiderika Foust/County, Projects Committee V. Chr.
Ms. Ross Richardson/County, Survey Com. V. Chr.
Item #1 - Approval of Minutes
MR. MISENHEIMER PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. HIRSCH THAT THE
MINUTES FOR DECEMBER 11, 2000, BE APPROVED AS DISTRIBUTED. THE COMMISSION
UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.
MR. HIRSCH PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. PARKER THAT THE EXECUTIVE
SESSION MINUTES FOR DECEMBER 11, 2000, BE APPROVED AS DISTRIBUTED. THE
COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.
Item #2 - Chairmanís Report: Mr. Bradsher
Mr. Bradsher welcomed everyone to the meeting. He congratulated the
Commissioners for their attendance records for the year 2000. No one fell
below the required attendance of 75%. He said that the new attendance year
started January 1st.
Mr. Bradsher thanked everyone who attended the public hearing with the
City on December 18th. Four new properties were designated historic - the
Helms-Bell House, the Frederick Apartments, the Neely Slave Cemetery and
the Thies House. The Commission has secured the designation of 232
properties as historic in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.
Mr. Bradsher encouraged everyone to attend the January 18th unveiling
of the W. T. Alexander Slave Cemetery Historic Highway Marker at 11:00
a.m. The event is being sponsored by the HLCís Education Committee.
Item #3 - Directorís Report: Dan L. Morrill
A copy of the Directorís Report and the Directorís Yearly Report
(Recommendations for the Coming Year) are attached.
MR. PARKER PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. MARTIN TO AUTHORIZE HLC
STAFF TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE ACQUISITION OF THE PALMER FIRE SCHOOL
PROPERTY, 2601 E. 7TH STREET, IN ORDER THAT THE HLC CAN REPAIR OR RESTORE
THE BUILDINGS AND PLACE THE PROPERTY ON THE MARKET FOR SALE. THE
COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.
MS. AUTREY PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. MARTIN THAT THE LISTING
AGREEMENT WITH A REAL ESTATE AGENCY, CURRENTLY PERCIVALS, FOR THE CROFT
SCHOOLHOUSE, 9200 BOB BEATTY ROAD, NOT BE RENEWED UNTIL SUCH TIME AS THE
PROJECTS COMMITTEE MAY NEED TO EVALUATE THE MOST EFFECTIVE MARKETING
STRATEGY FOR THE PROPERTY, INCLUDING INTERVIEWING REALTORS AT ITS JANUARY
30TH MEETING. THE COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.
MR. MISENHEIMER PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. FELDER THAT THE
BUYERS AGENT AGREEMENT WITH FIRST CHARLOTTE PROPERTIES NOT BE RENEWED BY
THE HLC. THE COMMISSION APPROVED THE MOTION WITH ABSTENTION BY MS. COX.
MR. PARKER PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. FELDER THAT THE HLC
INFORM THE N. C. DIVISION OF ARCHIVES AND HISTORY THAT THE HLC JUDGES THAT
THE THOMAS AND LETITIA GLUYAS HOUSE, 7314 MT. HOLLY-HUNTERSVILLE ROAD,
MEETS THE CRITERIA FOR LISTING IN THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC
PLACES. THE COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.
Mr. Turner distributed a sheet to everyone present with estimated costs
to move the McAuley House to the Oehler property.
Item #4 - Design Review Committee Report: Ava Autrey
Ms. Autrey reported that the Design Review Committee will meet January
24, 2001, at 5:30 p.m.
Item #5 - Education Committee Report: John Misenheimer
Mr. Misenheimer reported that the Education Committee has been working
on the January 18th, 11:00 a.m. dedication of the W. T. Alexander Slave
Cemetery. Speakers will include The Hon. Parks Helms, Chairman of the
Board of County Commissioners, The Rev. Jeff Lowrance, minister at
Hopewell Presbyterian Church, County Commissioner Jim Puckett, Dr. Vernon
Herron, Executive Director of Comprehensive Genealogical Services, and
other distinguished guests including relatives of the deceased in the
graveyard. Dr. Morrill will give a tour of the cemetery. Mr. Misenheimer
encouraged all Commissioners to attend the important event which will be
open to the public and will be covered by the news media.
Item #6 - Projects Committee Report: John Parker
Mr. Parker reported that the Projects Committee will be meeting January
30, 2001, at 6:00 p.m. He said that the document has been signed by Dr.
Morrill on behalf of the HLC for the proposed purchase of 2100 Randolph
Item #7 - Survey Committee Report: Deborah Cox
Ms. Cox reported that the Survey Committee will meeting January 25,
2001, at 6:00 p.m.
Item #8 - Treasurerís Report: Scott Hirsch
Mr. Hirsch reported that the Finance Committee (Mr. Hirsch, Mr.
Bradsher, Ms. Foust and Mr. Sullivan) met January 4, 2001.
MR. HIRSCH PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. MISENHEIMER THAT THE
OPERATIONAL BUDGET FY 2002 FOR THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION RETAIN
THE SAME PROGRAMMATIC COMPONENTS AS THIS YEAR WITH TWO EXCEPTIONS: 1)
INCLUDE FUNDS TO CONDUCT A SURVEY OF HISTORIC RESOURCES IN CENTER CITY
CHARLOTTE AS RECOMMENDED IN THE 2010 PLAN FOR CENTER CITY CHARLOTTE 2)
INCLUDE FUNDS FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION AND FUNDS IN SUPPORT OF
PRESERVATION WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS FOR MEMBERS OF THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS
COMMISSION. THE COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.
Mr. Hirsch reported that the Finance Committee discussed the situation
regarding the much needed
restoration of the Dr. George E. Davis House, a designated historic
landmark, which is owned by Johnson C. Smith University. Mr. Bradsher
reported that he has a January 18th meeting scheduled with the president
of JCSU, Dr. Dorothy Yancey, to discuss the situation.
Item #9 -Reports on Designated Historic Landmarks:
Mr. Parker reported on 7 properties in Davidson and said that he will
visit the Mint Hill properties before the next meeting.
Item #10 - Old Business
Mr. Felder reported that he met recently for over two hours with Mr.
Daniel Levine, owner of the Brown, Rogers, Dixson Building (Thomas
Griffith Warehouse Building) concerning preservation strategies. He said
that at this point there is no new information to report.
Item #11 - New Business
No motions were presented.
The meeting adjourned at 7:00 p.m.