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Forsyth Government Center

201 North Chestnut Street
Winston-Salem NC United States

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1915
  Finished1916
Floor Count6
Basement Floors2
Building Uses
 - office
 - government
 - parking garage
Structural Types
 - lowrise
Architectural Style
 - postmodern
Materials
 - glass
 - steel
 - brick
 - concrete


Description
Architect: J. E. Sirrine and Company
General Contractor: National Fireproofing Company of Philadelphia
Construction began August 26, 1915
Renovation Architect: Ersoy & Associates

Built in 1916, it was renovated between 2001-2003 by Ersoy & Associates. The structure includes a 280-space parking deck and county offices. The Commissioners Meeting Room is 45 feet wide and 60 feet long with a 125 seat capacity.

Also features a memorial to famous African American brickmaker and Winston-Salem resident George Black (1879-1980). He was referred to as "The Last Brickmaker in America." He built a national and international reputation for bricks of quality. George Black was sent by President Nixon to Guyana to teach the brick making process. His bricks were used in many of Winston-Salem's early buildings.

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