• By Jessica Cole
  • Posted Thursday, July 28, 2011

Modernist Architecture Photo Contest Showcase

Preserve Historic Forsyth Inc. is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to supporting the preservation of architectural, community, artifacts and natural heritage of Forsyth County. The Modernist Architecture Photo Contest was looking for outstanding amateur photos of Modernist architecture constructed in Forsyth County since 1940. The winners and honorable mentions of their contest will be on display now through Friday, August 12th at the Clemmons Library.

The winners of the photo contest and their subjects are:
1st, Houck Medford, Main & 4th Streets
2nd, John Heubel, 226 N. Marshall Street
3rd, Scott Sturdy, 401 N. Main Street

Modernist Architecture Photo Contest Showcase
Now – August 12
Clemmons Library

The photo displayed with this article is from the Digital Forsyth collection available at www.digitalforsyth.org. Digital Forsyth is a treasure-trove of photographic images and stories from all over Forsyth County. They encompass periods of time going back to the beginning of photography. Search for people and places you know. And stumble onto many images that are no longer with us. See history unfold!

The caption for this featured Digital Forsyth photo is:

In 1978, the original North Carolina Baptist Hospital building, known as Old Main, had to be torn down because it was not fire-proof. The new building erected on the original hospital site was known as the “Focus Building” during its construction period. When the Focus Building was completed in 1981, it was dedicated as Watlington Hall in honor of Mr. John F. Watlington, Jr. Watlington joined the Bowman Gray School of Medicine Board of Visitors in 1963 and helped the school raise over $75 million. Watlington Hall, located on Hawthorne Road, is unique in architecture and highly noticeable because of its reflective black glass.

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