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historic preservation

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Sharecropper house on Alexander Farm

Leading historian is hopeful sharecropper house will be saved

Jan. 12. By Dave Yochum. It’s looking like a historically significant sharecropper house on the Alexander Farm development site will be moved in time for construction to begin on the multimillion-dollar mixed-use project on 55 acres at Westmoreland and West Catawba. Historian Dan Morrill, Preserve Mecklenburg’s consultant, says the group may have the wherewithal to […]

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission photo

Potts Barber Shop gains historic designation

Oct. 6. By Dave Vieser. Potts Barber Shop on Catawba Avenue—one of the oldest businesses in Cornelius—officially received historical designation at the Town Board meeting this week. Members of the Potts family were there as town commissioners voted unanimously in favor of the designation. “The Potts Barber Shop is an important cultural and historic property […]

Davidson historic preservation survey

April 12. Davidson residents are invited to offer their feedback for a town-wide Historic Preservation Plan. The plan will develop community-based strategies to protect and celebrate Davidson’s historic resources and their contributions to the quality of life. To participate, please click here. The survey takes about 20 minutes to complete. The results will be used […]


Cornelius couple envisions new life for Cedar Grove mansion

Feb. 12. By Dave Yochum. A wife and husband team from Cornelius is spearheading an effort to preserve Cedar Grove, the historic home on Gilead Road which was once the center of a significant plantation. Cornelius residents Abigail Jennings and Randolph Lewis have joined with the seventh-generation owner, Torrance Banks, to form Torrance Preserve LLC, […]