ALVIS OWEN GEORGE, JR. (1929-2001)Born in Roanoke Rapids NC, Alvis George exhibited early talent in painting, drawing, and music. He was in the first class of the new 1948 School of Design at NCSU under Henry Kamphoefner. He and others turned an old industrial space on Hillsborough Street into a huge loft apartment which became the school's social center. When Mies Van Der Rohe came to visit, that's where they had the famous party where Mies fell down the stairs and they thought he was dead. He was also close friends with architect Gil Slack.
After graduation, George served as an officer in the Air Force during Korea. Then George embarked upon a passionate and prolific design career spanning five decades. He worked for Carter Williams in Raleigh until 1960 when he moved to Asheboro to be Director of Design for J. Hyatt Hammond.George was part of the team designing the original master plan for the North Carolina Zoological Park. After that, he was Chief Architectural Designer for the local office of Black & Veatch. He was an independent architect starting in 1991.
George designed 20 buildings at Randolph Community College and the 1964 Asheboro/Randolph Library.He won the North American Society Landscape Architects Award of Merit for that library and was brought back in 1994 to design a much-needed addition.
Years unknown - Several houses in Roanoke Rapids NC.
No addresses. Do you know where they are?
1972 - The Jordan Residence, 1160 Westover Terrace, Asheboro NC. Sold to Nancy Joyner Jordan. Sold in 2002 to John and Verna Croom. Sold in 2006 to Samuel Harnik and Jill Staufenberg.
1975 - The ?? Residence, 1009 Neely Drive, Asheboro NC. Sold to Luther Max Ritchie. Sold in 2002 to Gary K. and Cheryl A. Paben. Sold in 2008 to Andrew H. Huffine. Sold in 2016 to Sarah D. Roberts.
1979 - 1394 West Lake Drive
1986 - The
Klostermeyer House, 1172 Cedar Creek, Asheboro NC.
Sold in 2019 to Al and Maryann Olme who will do a
Sources include: Steve Cofer, Owen George III.