We Bet You Didn't Know This Small Town In North Carolina Was Home To The World's Largest Duncan Phyfe Chair
By Carolyn Harmon|Published December 21, 2022
Under Brown Mountain Lights the Beast of Blandenboro wanders this magical land where lighthouses shine on kingdoms only accessible by ferries. A Lost Colony of legends and pirates revealed in historical sites and majestic mountains with views that make us weep. The home of handmade sculptures and scrumptious cuisine. North Carolina leaves this long-time writer and artist breathless with endless surprises, including the unlikely warmth a winter walk on the beach can bring.
Folks scamper in droves to Stonehenge, the famous monument on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, England. And in the U.S., the Statue of Liberty was visited by a whopping 1.6 million people in 2021. On that same high-brow level of significance, The Big Chair, the small-town claim to fame in Thomasville, North Carolina, is nothing to sneeze at either. The Duncan Phyfe armchair replica was built in 1950 by Thomasville Furniture Industries. And since then, its importance has grown to capture the attention of diplomats and other persons of note. In 1960, President Lyndon B. Johnson chose the stately seat as a critical place to stand during his campaign for the presidential election. However, it wasn’t the first big chair there.
Are you ready to head to Thomasville to see this small town’s claim to fame? If you visit The Big Chair city, please tell us about your experience in the comments below. And if you’re up for an adventure, book this outdoor laser tag course in Archdale, North Carolina, about 10 miles down the road.
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