Charlotte Mecklenburg Historic Preservation Foundation

In the 1980s and 1990s, the Historic Landmarks Commission had a not-for-profit affiliate.  The Commission voted to separate it from the Commission with the expectation that the agency could become a strong private voice for preservation and continue to perform projects.  It changed its name to Historic Charlotte.  

The Foundation was most effective.  In addition to restoring Streetcar 85, it made a major contribution to the revitalization of Historic North Charlotte, now known as NODA.  Because it could provide tax deductibility, it received the Hand Pharmacy as a gift. The building was subsequently sold and is now a very successful restaurant.  The Foundation also acquired two mill houses at a very reduced price and restored them.  All are protected by preservation deed covenants.

​The Foundation could purchase any property and was not subject to governmental oversight.  Here are its NODA Projects.
Dr. Dan L. Morrill
139 Middleton Drive
Charlotte, N.C. 28207
R. J. Reynolds High School - 1956
Wake Forest University - 1960 (B.A.)
Emory University -  1961 (M.A.)
Emory University - 1966  (Ph.D.)
Professor Emeritus of History UNCC
Director, Charlotte-Mecklenburg 
                  Historic Landmarks