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