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American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Begins Construction of New Home


The American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation has begun construction of their new building, located at 311 South Hamilton. Demolition of the courtyard and front of the existing building are currently underway.  To watch the progress throughout the construction phase via live-streamed video, go to:

  • Architects: Freeman Kennett Architects
  • General Contractor: New Atlantic Contracting, Inc.
  • Building Committee: Larry Rogers, chair; Caroline Hipple, Norwalk Furniture; David Gebhart, Global Views; Mark Phillips, Phillips Collection; Mike Herschel, Furniture Marketing Group; Kyle Hughes, Hall of Fame historian; and Karen McNeill, Hall of Fame CEO
  • Building size: 23,500 square feet
  • Projected completion date: April 2023



In the photo above, Left to right:  Steve Tabor, project superintendent for New Atlantic; Kyle Hughes, historian for the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame; Karen McNeill, CEO of the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame; and Tripp Smith, senior project manager for New Atlantic

About The American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation

The American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation Inc., is an industry-wide organization founded to preserve its history, to celebrate exceptional individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the U.S. home furnishings industry, and to inspire a new class of innovation and leadership. Membership includes eligibility to nominate candidates for consideration by the Selection Committee, and the opportunity to help preserve the history and heritage of the industry. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, 92 percent of all funds support our history and leadership programming. The organization currently is based in High Point, North Carolina, at 202 Neal Place, Suite 101, and can be reached at 336.882.5900. Watch for ongoing developments and details about the grand opening of our permanent home, which is targeted for opening in 2022. For more information, visit

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