The Special Collections Research Center at NCSU Libraries now has available for researcher access a new collection of architectural drawings of an important Georgian Revival-style building designed by Voorhees and Everhart: the High Point Friends Meeting House (1952-1963) located in High Point, North Carolina.
Louis Francis Voorhees (1892-1974) was a prominent architect practicing in High Point, North Carolina, during the middle of the twentieth century. In 1938, he formed a partnership with Eccles D. Everhart, another established High Point architect. Many of Voorhees's architectural commissions were in High Point, a city that was experiencing rapid growth because of the expansion of textile manufacturing. The High Point Friends Meeting House was constructed beginning in 1955 from a design by a member of the congregation, Howard Olive, who was also employed with the firm Voorhees and Everhart.
For more information about the architectural history of this building, please see: Benjamin Briggs, The Architecture of High Point, North Carolina: A History and Guide to the City's Houses, Churches and Public Buildings (2008).
To inquire about accessing this collection, please contact the Special Collections Research Center.