Thomasville Downtown Historic District

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Thomasville Downtown Historic District
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LocationRoughly bounded by Main St., Trade St., Guilford St. and Commerce St., Thomasville, North Carolina
Coordinates 35°53′01″N80°05′02″W / 35.88361°N 80.08389°W / 35.88361; -80.08389 Coordinates: 35°53′01″N80°05′02″W / 35.88361°N 80.08389°W / 35.88361; -80.08389
Area27 acres (11 ha)
Built1871 (1871)
ArchitectWetmore, James; Haskins, Albert L. Jr.
Architectural styleItalianate, Classical Revival
NRHP reference # 05000940 [1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 1, 2005

Thomasville Downtown Historic District is a national historic district located at Thomasville, Davidson County, North Carolina. The district encompasses 46 contributing buildings, 1 contributing site, 2 contributing structures, and 2 contributing objects in the central business district of Thomasville. It includes commercial and governmental buildings built between 1871 and 1938. Located in the district is the separately listed Thomasville Railroad Passenger Depot. Other notable contributing resources include The Big Chair (1950), the former City Hall (1938), the former Davidson County Office Building, the former United States Post Office (1926), (former) Davidson County Office Building (1957), the Dr. Orien R. Hodgin Dental Office, the North State Telephone Warehouse (c. 1940), First National Bank of Thomasville (1922), C. R. Thomas Block (c. 1900), and the Lambeth Furniture Company/Thomasville Chair Company. [2]

Thomasville, North Carolina City in North Carolina, United States

Thomasville is a city in Davidson County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 26,757 at the 2010 census. The city is notable for its furniture industry, as are its neighbors High Point and Lexington. This Piedmont Triad community was established in 1852 and hosts the state's oldest festival, "Everybody's Day". Built around the local railway system, Thomasville is home to the oldest railroad depot in the state, just a few hundred feet from the city's most notable landmark, "The Big Chair".

Davidson County, North Carolina U.S. county in North Carolina, United States

Davidson County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 162,878. Its county seat is Lexington, and its largest city is Thomasville.

Central business district commercial and business centre of a city

A central business district (CBD) is the commercial and business center of a city. In larger cities, it is often synonymous with the city's "financial district". Geographically, it often coincides with the "city centre" or "downtown", but the two concepts are separate: many cities have a central business district located away from its commercial or cultural city centre or downtown, or even several CBDs at once. In London, for example, the "city centre" is usually regarded as encompassing the historic City of London and the mediaeval City of Westminster, whereas the City of London and the transformed Docklands area are regarded as its two CBDs. In New York City, Midtown Manhattan is the largest central business district in the city and in the world; yet Lower Manhattan, commonly called Downtown Manhattan, represents the second largest, and second, distinct CBD in New York City and is geographically situated south of Midtown. In Chicago, the Chicago Loop is the second largest central business district in the United States and is also referred to as the core of the city's downtown. Mexico City also has a historic city centre, the colonial-era Centro Histórico, along with two CBDs: the mid-late 20th century Paseo de la Reforma – Polanco, and the new Santa Fe.

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2005. [1]

National Register of Historic Places Federal list of historic sites in the United States

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References

  1. 1 2 "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places . National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
  2. Laura A. W. Phillips (March 2005). "Thomasville Downtown Historic District" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2014-10-01.