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Documentation of why and in what ways the Alpha Mills Mill Village meets the criteria for designation set forth in N.C.G.S. 160A-400.5.

                        a.  Special significance in terms of its history, architecture, and/or cultural importance.  The Commission believes that the Alpha Mills Mill Village Cemetery does possess special historical significance for Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.  It bases its judgment on the following considerations.                          

1)      The Alpha Mills Mill Village is the only surviving mill village in Center City Charlotte and served one of Charlotte's first textile mills.

2)      The Alpha Mills Mill Village contains houses that follow the house designs presented by D. A. Tompkins in his seminal book Cotton Mills.  Commercial Features.                     


 b.  Integrity of design, setting, workmanship, materials, feeling and/or association.  The Commission judges that the description presented in the Center City Survey demonstrates that the Alpha Mills Mill Village meets this criterion.