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Hosted by Preservation Planning Partner Forsyth County Historic Resorces Commission, explore two local Historic Landmark Properties.
The Col. William Allen Blair House was designed by George Barber, an architect from Knoxville, Tennessee, who was primarily known for his mail order houses. It was constructed in 1901 by Fogle Brothers, a prominent contracting firm that built numerous houses in Winston and Salem. The Blair House is one of the finest two-story frame Colonial Revival style residences remaining in Winston-Salem. The house features Colonial Revival details such as a symmetrical façade that emphasizes the central bay, a Palladian window, and gabled dormers.
Hylehurst House, also known as the John W. Fries House, was built in 1884 and is a three-story home considered to be an excellent example of the Queen Ann style. It features projecting gable ends with timbering and scalloped shingles and a wraparound verandah. The home is the only known work in NC by architect Henry Hudson Holly. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Parking is available at both houses; both are within walking distance of each other.