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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

Carolina Surveyors Inc.

2.  Street Address, including City and Zip Code

307 Dover Street

Pineville, N.C. 28134

3.  UTM of Property

17 509804E   3882436N

4.  Tax Parcel Number of Property

22106203

5.  Owner of Property

Hugh E. Jr. and Jan H. White

6.  Period or Date of Construction

1906

7.  Source of Information for #6.

Mecklenburg County Tax Records

8.  Present use of Property

B

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-and-a-half story, front-gabled, frame house sits on a wide, flat lot, close to Dover Street facing west.  It is three-bays wide and two-bays deep with a pronounced roof overhang supported by brackets with exposed rafter ends.  The home's new front-gabled  facade projects from the original facade.  A single-bay, gabled wing projects aligned with the new facade projects from the north elevation.  It features a pedimented, triangular door surround, paneled door with nine-window glazing, and three replacement windows.  The new facade is supported by original brick piers infilled with concrete blocks.  Behind the new addition is the original front-gabled home with a single-bay, gabled wing projecting  from its north elevation.  A one-room wing, aligned with the south elevation, extends from the rear elevation.  An internal chimney is located on the ridge line of the roof.  The house is covered with vinyl and sits on brick piers, which have been infilled with block.

 

11.  Architectural Significance

B

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

12.  Map Showing Location of Property

 

13.  Paragraph Briefly Summarizing Known History Of The Property.

The story-and-a-half framed Bungalow homes, 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.