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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

206 Johnston Drive

Pineville, N.C. 28134

3.  UTM of Property

17 509928E 3882448N

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 home with Craftsman detail sits close to Johnston Drive facing east.  It is three-bays wide and two-bays deep with a pronounced roof overhang supported by brackets with exposed rafter ends.  The facade is asymmetrical and features a partial-width, side-gabled porch with Craftsman-Style details.  It is supported by tapered half posts which rest on tall brick piers, and it shelters two pairs of six-over-one windows and a Craftsman-Style door.  The facade's remaining fenestration includes a single-bay, gabled- wing aligned with the north elevation, which projects from the facade. It includes two six-over-one windows and an external chimney.  A single-bay, gabled-wing aligned with the south elevation extends from the rear elevation.  Original features include six-over-one windows, chimney and flue, and rectangular, wooden vents.  The house is covered with 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.