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
The Pineville Academy
2. Street Address, including City and Zip Code
401 Johnston Drive
Pineville, N.C. 28134
3. UTM of Property
17 509941E 3882289N
4. Tax Parcel Number of Property
5. Owner of Property
William Holt Earnheart
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 cross-gabled house sits on a wide, flat lot close to Johnston Drive facing west. It is three-bays wide and two-bays deep. The shed-roofed, partial-width porch is supported by metal replacement posts and shelters a Craftsman-Style door and a six-over-six window. A single-bay, gabled wing projects from the facade and features two six-over-six replacement windows. The house is covered with vinyl 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 first school in Pineville was located at the present home on 401 Johnston Drive. The Pineville Academy, originally a boy’s school and a place of worship, was built in 1867. Other private schools between 1867 and 1914 existed on Main Street, College Street, and Polk Street.