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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

212 Dover Street

Pineville, N.C. 28134

3.  UTM of Property

17 509804E   3882486N

4.  Tax Parcel Number of Property

22105110

5.  Owner of Property

Town of Pineville

6.  Period or Date of Construction

1933

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 house with an inset porch sits close to Dover Street facing east.  It is three-bays wide and three-bays deep. The porch is supported by wood replacement posts and shelters six-panel door and an eight-over-one window.  A one-room, gabled wing slightly protrudes from the middle of the north elevation and features a pair of eight-over-one windows. Features include original rectangular, wooden vents, an internal chimney, eight-over-one windows, and replacement 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.