of why and in what ways the Blandville House 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 Blandville House does possess special
historical significance for Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. It
bases its judgment on the following considerations.
The Blandville House is a rare example of a African American
working class abode surviving in Center City Charlotte.
The Blandville House is a rare survivor of the built environment
of Blandville, one of a series of African American neighborhoods that
arose on the edges of Charlotte in the late nineteenth and early twentieth
of design, setting, workmanship, materials, feeling and/or association.
The Commission judges that the description presented in the Center City
Survey demonstrates that the Blandville House meets this criterion.