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Sofas? Yes, N.C. Still Makes Them

Almost a century ago, H.D. Fry Sr. was a farmer, a justice of the peace and a small-time furniture maker who built piano stools and parlor chairs in his barn.

When the railroad came through Catawba County, according to family lore, Fry saw his chance to create a furniture company that could ship upholstered chairs and sofas all over the country.

Hickory-Fry Furniture, which opened in the 1920s, grew to employ 200 workers, according to Fry's grandchildren, Cathy and Dee Fry.

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/07/21/4180127/soft-comfy-sofas-north-carolina.html#storylink=cpy

 

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Source: Charlotte Observer







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