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High Point’s Architectural Legacy
June 17, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Established among Quaker settlements in 1859 at the intersection of the Great Fayetteville and Western Plank Road and the North Carolina Railroad, High Point was destined to be a center of commerce and manufacturing from its start. Growth of the furniture industry in the 1890s and textile manufacturing in the twentieth century brought great wealth to the city by the close of World War I. By the 1920s, the city was considered a showplace for its architecture and urban design. Join us to learn just how High Point came to feature some of the best examples of twentieth century architecture in North Carolina!
Architectural Historian Sherry Teal will lead a fascinating tour of the city’s landmarks, from the remarkable Prairie-style Zollicoffer House through the detailed Colonial Revival commissions of Louis Vorhees to splendid examples of Mid-Century Modernism. Sherry is an Architectural Historian within the Greensboro office of New South Associates, a women-owned small business providing cultural resource management services. Sherry holds a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology with minors in Native American Studies and Linguistics, and a Master’s in Public History with an emphasis in Historic Preservation. She has surveyed late nineteenth-century Chinese immigrant mining settlements in Montana and has worked with government agencies such as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
This Zoom event is free to the public as part of our year-long celebration of Guilford County’s 250th birthday! Click the zoom link below and enter passcode: GSO250.