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TYSON THADDEUS FERREE (1904-1948)

Ferree was born in Randolph County near Asheboro NC. After graduating from Asheboro HS in 1923, he worked for three years doing various jobs including as a draftsman at Wilkins Ornamental Steel Company in Greensboro where he decided he wanted to become an architect. He entered NC State College of Agriculture and Engineering in 1926 and also designed homes, stores, studios, and theaters. After graduating in 1930 with a Bachelor of Science degree, he worked for Greensboro architect, W. C. Holleyman, Jr. before opening his own office in High Point NC. In 1937 he was married to Chloe Layton, and they had two children, Thaddeus (Thad) Layton Ferree (1945) and Linda Chloe Ferree (1947). During WWII he closed his office and went to work with J. M. Pease & Company in Charlotte, for the City of Charlotte as Chief Building Inspector, and then on April 28, 1943 he went to work with the Plant Planning division of Fairchild Aircraft Corporation in Burlington NC. After eighteen months with Fairchild he returned to High Point and reopened his office in 1944, where he practiced until his death of colon cancer in 1948.


Ferree, left, with model of NCSU Bell Tower, and he's the one on the far left with the model on a truck.

When the NCSU Bell Tower was completed, he's second from the right.


1928 - The Kemp C. Clendenin Apartments, 509 Simpson Street, Greensboro NC.


1930 - The Errol O. Marshburn House and Apartment, 2011 Fairview Road, Raleigh NC. Destroyed in 2012.


1930 - The Douglas Crutchfield Residence, Thomasville NC.


1930 - The E. J. Welborn Residence, Thomasville NC.


1930 - The Zenovian I. and Alma R. Walser Residence, High Point NC.


1931 - The D. B. T. Dell Residence, Asheboro NC.


1931 - The W. P. Harder Residence, Asheboro NC.


1931 - The C. F. Loop Residence, Asheboro NC.


1931 - The William D. Simmons, Sr. Residence, 1036 Rockford Road, High Point NC. Deeded in 1936 to heirs. Sold in 1940 to Hazel P. and Lelia W. Hardin. Deeded to Kalopia A. Harrison Hardin. Deeded in 1953 to Elizabeth Hardin Sears and Jean Hardin. Sold in 1978 to Keeling A. and Barbara Warburton. Deeded in 1991 to Mark J. and Nancy Warburton.


1932 - The Philip W. and Martha D. Flagge Renovation, 626 Colonial Drive, High Point NC. Original house built in 1922. Deeded to Heather Grant Hoffman and George William and Shelby Hubbard Grant, III. Deeded in 1988 to Diana Lea Grant and Leslie Shaw Grant.


1934 - The George Doak Finch Alterations and Additions, 225 West Colonial Drive, Thomasville NC. Original house built in 1927. Sold in 2019.


1934 - The Armfield Residence, Winston-Salem NC.


1934 - The J. O. Hauschild Residence, 922 Country Club Drive, High Point NC.


1934 - The Rowella Apartments, 1003 North Main Street, High Point NC. Commissioned by R. B. Gantt.


1934 - The Ward Residence, Worthville NC.


1934 - The R. E. and Lucille H. Troxler House, 1007 Rotary Drive, High Point NC. J. O. Connor was the contractor. Sold in 1989 to Daniel and Dixie Burns.


1935 - The Mrs. W. J. Armfield Residence, Asheboro NC.


1935 - The Boaze Residence, Lexington NC.


1935 - The Ecker Apartment Building, 1011 North Main Street, High Point NC. The client was J. H. Kalte.


1935 - The Melford Ferree Duplex, High Point NC.


1935 - The Gaines Garland Residence, High Point NC.


1935 - The Bunn W. Hackney, Jr. Residence, 230 Woodrow Avenue, High Point NC. Sold in 1995 to Jack and Susan Keeling. Sold later in 1995 to Hugh Moore and Marsha Drake. For sale in 2021.


1935 - The George E. Hutchens Residence, Lexington Avenue, High Point NC.


1935 - The George L. Rankin Residence, 508 West Parkway Avenue, High Point NC. Sold to Erling S. Tronnes. Sold to J. V. and Dorothy Morgan. Sold in 1966 to Edna Brown Clement. Sold in 1980 to Donna Raye and Jerry Skeen. Sold in 1982 to Philip and Mary Nifong.


1935 - The Lee Roy and Rachel S. Zimmerman Residence, Old Winston Road, High Point NC.


1936 - The Draughon Residence, East Farriss Avenue, High Point NC.


1936 - The Harrison Apartment, Asheboro NC.


1936 - The Hollingsworth Residence, Ferndale Drive, High Point NC.


1936 - The Marline Apartment, Elm Street, High Point NC. Designed for Simmons Properties.


1936 - The Presnell Residence, Asheboro NC.


1936 - The Scott Residence, High Point NC.


1936 - The White Residence, Archdale NC.


1937 - The Callaham Residence, East Ferris Street, High Point NC.


1937 - The Clark Residence, Ferndale Drive, High Point NC.


1937 - The Horton Residence, Florham Drive, High Point NC.


1937 - The Koonis Residence, Chestnut Street, High Point NC.


1937 - The Malpass Residence, North Hamilton Street, High Point NC.


1937 - The Schwartz Residence, Colonial Drive, High Point NC.


1937 - The Walter T. and Bernice K. Tice Residence, 411 Hillcrest Drive, High Point NC.


1938 - The Davis Residence, High Point NC.


1938 - The Tyson and Chloe Ferree Residence, 311 Otteray Avenue, High Point NC. Sold in 1976 to James Wiley and Lucile H. Fowler. Sold in 1983 to Karl Madison and Sandra Buchanan Cates. Sold in 1985 to Karen Hinton Oren. Deeded in 1991 to Karen Hinton and Donald A. Stebbins. Sold in 1998 to Neal Anthony Bowers. Sold in 2000 to Kenneth Mickey and Michele T. Jedlica. Sold in 2006 to Wendy Ruth Queen. Sold in 2011 to Megan Lagueruela. Sold in 2015 to Sean and Jessica Zenzen.


1938 - The Newby Residence, Thomasville NC.


1938 - The Parker Residence, Florham Avenue, High Point NC.


1939 - The Liskin Residence, Thomasville NC.


1939 - The Neal Residence, Hillcrest Drive, High Point NC.


1940 - The Bulla Residence, High Point NC.


1940 - The Rowland Residence, Ottary Drive, High Point NC.


1940 - The Simmons Residence, High Point NC.


1941 - The Daniel Brooks Housing Project, 1431 West Avenue, High Point NC. Designed with Fred Klein. Could be slated for destruction.


1941 - The A. Coke Cecil Residence, High Point NC.


1941 - The Fidler Residence, High Point NC.


1941 - The Kalte Residence, High Point NC.


1941 - The Tanner Residence, High Point NC.


1942 - The Harrison Residence, Thomasville NC.


1942 - The Hedgecock Residence, High Point NC.


1942 - The Sanders Apartment, High Point NC.


1945 - The Chase and Wright Beach Cottage, Crescent Beach SC.


1945 - The Dallas Residence, High Point NC.


1945 - The Robbins Beach Cottage, Myrtle Beach SC.


1945 - The Roberts Residence, Leaksville NC.


1946 - The Allred Residence, High Point NC.


1946 - The Brown Addition, 1401 East Lexington Avenue, High Point NC.


1946 - The Dowdy Beach Cottage, Myrtle Beach SC.


1946 - The Meisky Residence, High Point NC.


1946 - The Morgan Residence, High Point NC.


1946 - The Smith Residence, Burlington NC.


1946 - The Snotherly Residence, High Point NC.


1947 - The Briggs Residence, High Point NC.


1947 - The Robert Hutchens Residence, High Point NC. Unbuilt.


1947 - The Mendenhall Residence, Thomasville NC.


1947 - The Montgomery Residence, High Point NC.


1947 - The Myatt Residence, High Point NC.


1947 - The Ben H. Newby Residence, Greenville SC.


1948 - The Neill Residence, High Point NC.


Year unknown - The Disher Apartment Building, Winston-Salem NC.


Year unknown - The Ferree Residence, High Point NC.


Year unknown - The Layton Residence, Greensboro NC.


Year unknown - The Long Residence, High Point NC.


Year unknown - The Rawley Residence, High Point NC.


Year unknown - The Sechrist Residence, Thomasville NC.


Sources include: Son Thad Ferree; the Tyson T. Ferree Drawings and Papers and Reginald D. Tillson Landscape Architecture Papers at North Carolina State University's Special Collections Research Center.