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The Big Duncan Phyfe Chair

near 401 E Main St & Salem St, Thomasville, North Carolina 27360 USA

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The Big Chair is a landmark located in Thomasville, North Carolina. It is a large-scale replica of a Duncan Phyfe armchair built in 1950 by Thomasville Furniture Industries. Before the current chair was built, a predecessor was built in September 1922. The original chair was tall. The old chair was unfortunately made of pine instead of lasting material, which resulted in it being worn down over time. It was torn down in 1936, and the new chair did not occupy the spot until 1950. The current chair is tall and the seat is wide, while being made from steel and concrete. The base is sculpted from Indianan limestone. In 1960, the chair received attention as Lyndon B. Johnson stood on the chair to wave to locals as he campaigned for the United States presidential election, 1960, in which he was the winning vice-presidential candidate.

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ksykes7007

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May 28, 2017
Rated 5.0

Great photo opt in a small town with other good options to take photos

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Alan Meyer

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March 19, 2017
Rated 4.0

Thomasville Furniture is closed, but the chair is still in the center of town

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The Big Duncan Phyfe Chair

near 401 E Main St & Salem St
Thomasville, North Carolina
27360 USA

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