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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


2.  Street Address, including City and Zip Code

204 Johnston Drive

Pineville, N.C. 28134

3.  UTM of Property

17 509939E 3882484N

4.  Tax Parcel Number of Property


5.  Owner of Property

W.A. Yandell Rental and Investment Co. Inc.

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-and-a-half story, front-gabled, house with Craftsman detail sits on a large, flat lot close to Johnston Drive facing east.  It is three-bays wide and three-bays deep with a pronounced roof overhang supported by brackets with exposed rafter ends.  The facade is asymmetrical with a prominent, front-gabled, partial-width porch which protrudes from the facade.  The porch roof is supported by floor to ceiling columns and it shelters three original, sixteen-over-one windows and a Craftsman style door.  The facade's remaining fenestration is limited to a single, sixteen-over-one window.  A single-bay, gabled wing projects from the north elevation, and it features a Craftsman-style door.  A shed-roof porch aligned with the south elevation, extends from the rear elevation.  Additional original features on the house include sixteen-over-one windows and wood shingles.  Exterior chimneys are located on the front bay of the north elevation and on the rear 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 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 : 1991.