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
2. Street Address, including City and Zip Code
417 Fisher Street
Pineville, N.C. 28134
3. UTM of Property
17 509470E 3881992N
4. Tax Parcel Number of Property
5. Owner of Property
James C. Elder Jr.
6. Period or Date of Construction
7. Source of Information for #6.
Mecklenburg County Tax Records
8. Present use of Property
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, side-gabled house with a shed dormer and inset porch sits close to Fisher Street facing north. It is three-bays wide and three-bays deep with a pronounced roof overhang supported by brackets. The inset porch has been enclosed and is used as an additional room. Features include a six-panel door, replacement windows, original rectangular, wooden vents and six-over-six windows. A shed-roofed storage room protrudes from the rear east elevation. The house is covered in wood and sits on brick piers, which have been infilled with block.
11. Architectural Significance
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 cottages with shed dormers and inset porches were originally occupied by the mill operatives. 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.”
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.
 Mattson, Richard. “The Rise of Small Towns,” in Small Towns of Mecklenburg County. Located