Academy Hill Historic District


The Academy Hill District is the smallest of Statesville’s historic districts. It is a mixed-use neighborhood that developed primarily during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Its focal points are Mulberry Street School and the Statesville Male Academy, which was constructed in 1874 and served as a private school for more than a quarter of a century. A brick manufacturing plant, foundry, machine shop, and mirror manufacturing plant contributed to the neighborhood’s vitality in the early twentieth century. Historically, the schools, industries, and residential components of the neighborhood were closely intertwined. Generally, the houses are modest buildings often with late Victorian or simple Queen Anne detailing.

Academy Hill Historic District Map

Academy Hill Historic District Survey (completed in 1980)


Staff Contact
Marci Sigmon
Historic Preservation
Planner II
704-878-3578 (Phone)

704-878-3464 (Fax)

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