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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission records

Identifier: MS0077

Scope and Contents

This collection consists primarily of survey and research reports prepared by the Historic Landmarks Commission staff. Included with the reports are any newspaper clippings concerning landmarks. In addition, there is a small amount of general information about the Commission and its activities.


  • 1970 - 1988


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission is responsible for the preservation of historic buildings and sites in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. Established in 1973 as the Charlotte Mecklenburg Historic Properties Commission, the 12 member board is appointed by the Charlotte mayor (2 members), the Charlotte City Council (4 members), and the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners (6 members). Members serve three year terms and must have demonstrated special interest, experience, or education in history or architecture. The president of the Mecklenburg Historical Association serves as a non voting, ex officio member. The Commission submits its appraisals and recommendations to the Charlotte City Council, Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners, or the town boards of Davidson, Huntersville, Matthews, and Mint Hill. Proposals for historic designation are made in the form of a survey and research report, which includes a detailed history and architectural description of the property.


3 Linear Feet (3 archival boxes)

Language of Materials



Primarily narrative survey and research reports prepared to evaluate structures and sites for inclusion on the local register of historic places. Reports include information on present and former owners of the properties. Collection also includes brochures and other commission publications and clippings about the sites, the commission, and historic preservation.


The collection is arranged into the following two series:

General Information (1976-1992) and Survey and research reports (1970-1998).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Photocopies of original survey and research reports received on a periodic basis from the Historic Landmarks Commission. Gifts of Janet E. Levy, 1994-95, 1998.

Processing Information

Processed by Robert A. McInnes, 2002; encoded by Robert A. McInnes, August 2010

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission records
Processed by: Robert A. McInnes; machine-readable finding aid created by: Robert A. McInnes
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Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte NC 28223 United States

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