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Documentation 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.                          

1)      The Standard Oil Station is the sole surviving pre- World War Two automobile service station surviving in Center City Charlotte.

2)  The Standard Oil Station is a reflection of the growing importance of the automobile in Charlotte's transportation mix.

3)  The Standard Oil Station possesses architectural significance as an example of Craftsman style design.


 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 Standard Oil Station meets this criterion.