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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

William A. Yandell Home

2.  Street Address, including City and Zip Code

237 Main Street

Pineville, N.C. 28134

3.  UTM of Property

17 509995E 3882504N

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, Craftsman Bungalow, home sits on large lot close to Main Street facing north.  It is three-bays wide and three-bays deep with a pronounced roof overhang supported by brackets.  The facade is symmetrical with a gabled dormer with a pronounced roof overhang on the second story below the ridge line of the roof.  The gabled dormer features a set of three nine-over-one windows.  The full-width porch is supported by tall brick piers and shelters a two pairs of nine-over-one windows and a Craftsman-Style door.  The west elevation features four nine-over-one windows on the first story, a pair of nine-over-one windows on the second story, and an external chimney. A gabled-bay wing, which includes an enclosed hipped-roof porch,  is aligned with the east elevation and extends from the rear elevation.  The back porch features a set of seven screened windows and a screened door. Additional features include a one-room wing, which extends from the rear elevation, a gabled dormer with a pronounced roof overhang and a pair of nine-over-one windows, an internal chimney on the ridge line of the roof, and a gabled, brick storage room, which sits on western edge of the lot.  The house is covered in 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.

        William Yandell, town leader and businessman, built his Craftsman Bungalow home on the corner of Main and Johnston.  Mr. Yandell’s home possessed all the Bungalow characteristics with a full-width porch supported by tapered posts, and a low-pitched, gabled roof, which has exposed rafter ends and is supported by decorative braces. 

     His son, Charles Yandell, lived in the C.S. Oakley House from 1972 until 2002.  Yandell, a World War II veteran, began his career as a pharmacist and pharmaceutical salesman, and served on the town council in 1947 and as the Pineville mayor in 1988.[i]


[i] Griffin, My Hometown. Interview, Joe Griffin, July 12, 2004.

    Gray, Stewart and Stathakis, Dr. Paula. “The C.S. Oakley House Survey and Research Report.” May, 2003.