of why and in what ways the Home Finance Building 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 Home Finance Building does possess special
historical significance for Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. It
bases its judgment on the following considerations.
The Home Finance Building was designed by architect J. N. Pease
Jr. and won an award as a successful representation of modernist
The Home Finance Building documents the emergence of the
automobile as the principal means of transportation to and from Center
of design, setting, workmanship, materials, feeling and/or association.
The Commission judges that the description presented in the Center City
Survey demonstrates that the Home Finance Building meets this