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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.


1927 - The Finch Residence, Thomasville NC. Bungalow. Addition designed by Ferree in 1934.


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


1930 - The Errol O. Marshburn House and Apartment, Fairview Road, Raleigh NC. Destroyed 2017.


1931 - The Dell Residence, Asheboro NC.


1931 - The Harder Residence, Asheboro NC.


1931 - The Simmons Residence, High Point NC.


1932 - The Lagge Alterations, High Point NC.


1934 - The Armfield Residence, Winston-Salem NC.


1934 - The Gantt Apartment Building, High Point NC.


1934 - The Rowella Apartments, 1003 North Main, High Point NC.


1934 - The Ward Residence, Worthville NC.


1935 - The Armfield Residence, Asheboro NC.


1935 - The Boaze Residence, Lexington NC.


1935 - The Ecker Apartment Building, 1011 North Main Street, High Point NC.


1935 - The Melford Ferree Residence, High Point NC.


1935 - The Garland Residence, High Point NC.


1935 - The Hackney Residence, High Point NC.


1935 - The Hutchens Residence, High Point NC.


1935 - The Rankin Residence, Parkway Street, High Point NC.


1935 - The Zimmerman Residence, 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 Tice Residence, Hillcrest Drive, High Point NC.


1938 - The Davis Residence, High Point NC.


1938 - The Tyson Ferree Residence, High Point NC.


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.