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Pineville Historic Survey Form

Prepared by Paul Archambault for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission, 2004.

Photographs of Property (front and side elevations)

 

 
 

 

 
   
 

1.  Name of Property if any

Unknown

2.  Street Address, including City and Zip Code

207 Dover Street

Pineville, N.C. 28134

3.  UTM of Property

17 509834E   3882456N

4.  Tax Parcel Number of Property

22106201

5.  Owner of Property

W.A. Yandell Rental and Investment Co.

6.  Period or Date of Construction

1921

7.  Source of Information for #6.

Mecklenburg County Tax Records

8.  Present use of Property

J

a.  Agricultural, b. Commercial, c.  Educational, d. Entertainment, e. Government, f.  Industrial, g. Military, h. Museum, i. Park, j. Private Residence, k. Religious, l. Other

10.  Architectural Style

      The one-story, front-gabled, simple folk form house with Craftsman details sits on a narrow lot close to Dover Street facing west.  It is three-bays wide and two-bays deep with a pronounced roof overhang with exposed rafter ends.  The facade is asymmetrical with an attached front-gabled, partial width porch aligned with the north elevation.  The porch roof is supported by tapered half posts that rest on tall brick piers.  The porch shelters a six panel door and a four-over-four window.  The facade's remaining fenestration is limited to a four-over-four window with an aluminum window hood. A one-room, gabled wing aligned slightly protrudes from the south elevation, and a one-room wing aligned with the north elevation extends from the rear elevation.  Additional features include an internal chimney, flue, and four-over-four windows  The house is covered in wood and sits on brick piers, which have been infilled with block.

 

11.  Architectural Significance

A

a.  Outstanding, b. Excellent, c. Notable, d. Commonplace

12.  Map Showing Location of Property

 

13.  Paragraph Briefly Summarizing Known History Of The Property.

The one-story home with Craftsman details was built during the post World War I expansion of the mill village, were originally occupied by the mill’s foremen.  These domiciles were representative of the mail-order housing market which had a tremendous influence in the mill villages and suburbs in the 1910s and 1920s. Earle Draper, designer of the mill village, ordered plans and materials from a company in Charleston, South Carolina called “Quick-bill Bungalows.”[1]

In 1946, The Dover Yarn Mill sold the mill to Cone Mills.  The new company built additions to the mill, which included a new weave room.  In addition, they renovated the mill village by adding bathrooms and asbestos shingles to the homes.  Eventually, Cone Mills ceased their rental business and initially offered to sell the domiciles to the employees.  The new owners continued to make improvements to the homes.


 

[1] Mattson, Richard. “The Rise of Small Towns,” in Small Towns of Mecklenburg County.  Located

                at http://www.cmhpf.org/neighborhoods/small-index.html : 1991.