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B.F. Huntley Furniture Co.

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, September 27, 2019
1. B.F. Huntley Furniture Co. Marker
Inscription.  Benjamin F. Huntley established the B.F. Huntley Furniture Co. and began manufacturing furniture on this site in 1906. A small building on this corner housed the office, and the factory extended north and east. An active Baptist, Mr. Huntley donated eleven acres in 1921 to the N.C. Baptist Hospital, which became the main campus of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. He also led the effort to build First Baptist Church on Fifth Street in 1924. At his death fn 1925, he established a trust to benefit Baptist Hospital. In 1954, a major fire damaged most of the factory, but the original office building survived. Thomasville Furniture bought the company in 1961 and continued to build furniture here until 2006.
 
Erected 2019 by City of Winston-Salem.
 
Location. 36° 6.55′ N, 80° 14.506′ W. Marker is in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker is on Patterson Avenue 0.1 miles south of Northwest Boulevard, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1201 Patterson Avenue, Winston Salem NC 27101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, September 27, 2019
2. B.F. Huntley Furniture Co. Marker
walking distance of this marker. The Pond (approx. mile away); New Bethel Baptist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lloyd Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pythian Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); Depot Street Graded School Site (approx. half a mile away); Downtown North Historic District (approx. 0.6 miles away); Symbol of Service (approx. 0.6 miles away); Safe Bus Company (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winston-Salem.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 27, 2019, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 81 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 27, 2019, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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