The Forsyth County Historic Resources Commission will review the nomination to place the Pepper Building on the National Register of Historic Places during its meeting Wednesday, Jan. 4, at 4 p.m. in Room 530 of the Bryce A. Stuart Municipal Building, 100 E. First St., Winston-Salem.
The Pepper Building, at the corner of Fourth and Liberty streets, was built as a department store in 1928 and is named for the family that owned the lot on which the building stands. The building is an excellent example of commercial Art Deco design and reflects Winston-Salem’s “era of success” during the 1920s, when Winston-Salem emerged as one of the leading urban commercial and industrial centers in the state and southeast.
In keeping with the prominence of the building at the time of its construction, the structure was designed by the prolific and prestigious Winston-Salem architectural firm of Northup and O’Brien, which gained acclaim for designing substantial and finely detailed buildings throughout North Carolina.
The commission will review the eligibility of this property according to National Register criteria.
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