High Point has quite a few notable textbook examples of residential architecture. The Wilson House at 425 Hillcrest Drive is a rendition of the landmark home known as Tudor Place in the Georgetown section of Washington DC. The Zollicoffer House at 1207 Johnson Street (image, right) studiously follows the design philosophy of Frank Lloyd Wright. The Cottam-Wall House at 1101 Greenway incorporates brick recycled from a nineteenth-century home that was pulled down in 1926.
But do you know what style they are?
Benjamin Briggs will present a special mini-seminar tomorrow at noon as part of High Point Museum’s Community Heritage Day. The 30-minute session will focus of prominent architectural styles found in High Point’s neighborhoods, including Colonial Revival, Prairie, Craftsman, and Italian Renaissance styles. High Point’s inventory of early and mid-twentieth century architecure is perhaps its most valuable contribution to North Carolina’s historic built environment. Come and learn how to appreciate these buildings by learning about their styles!
Admission is free. To learn more about Community Heritage Day, click here.