of why and in what ways the Standard Oil Station 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 Standard Oil Station does possess special
historical significance for Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. It
bases its judgment on the following considerations.
The Standard Oil Station is the sole surviving pre- World War
Two automobile service station surviving in Center City Charlotte.
The Standard Oil Station is a reflection of the growing importance of the
automobile in Charlotte's transportation mix.
The Standard Oil Station possesses architectural significance as an
example of Craftsman style design.
of design, setting, workmanship, materials, feeling and/or association.
The Commission judges that the description presented in the Center City
Survey demonstrates that the Standard Oil Station meets this criterion.