Built in 1953 – 54 for Novella McCrorey Flannagan, daughter of JCSU president Dr. H.L. McCrorey who developed the neighborhood. She became a valued part of the New York City music scene, leading the Mt. Morris Music School in Harlem during the 1940s and early 1950s, whose board included the famed singer Marian Anderson. When Novella’s father passed away, she returned to Charlotte to handle the sales of McCrorey Heights. Once that work was largely complete, neighbors recall, she returned to New York.
The house is architecturally notable as an early and sophisticated example of the Ranch style.