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
208 Johnston Drive
Pineville, N.C. 28134
3. UTM of Property
4. Tax Parcel Number of Property
5. Owner of Property
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, front-gabled, simple-folk form house with Craftsman details sits 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 features a full-width porch, which is supported by tapered half posts which rest on tall brick piers. The porch shelters a Craftsman-Style door and two six-over-six replacement windows. Original features include rectangular, wooden vents, six-over-six windows, and an internal chimney. 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 home was moved from around Hill Street, which is located southwest of the mill. In the 1940s, the expansion of Cone Mills resulted in the growth of the initial mill village. Modest, two-room, shotgun homes were built on what was once called "Rabbit Hill." These homes were built for the new workers and their families who moved to Pineville. Many of the homes that were on the hill have been demolished.