Restored Sunnicrest Dedicated
The newly restored historic Sunnicrest building was dedicated in a ceremony April 22. The exterior restoration was competed recently using funds from the Connect NC Bond Referendum approved in 2016. The restoration was conducted by architect David E. Gall and Danforth Construction.
The building houses the college's Human Resources Department and 11 employees work in the house, according to Shanna Chambers, Executive Director of Human Resouces. Sunnicrest is the only surviving structure of six model cottages built by George Vanderbilt just before the turn of the century in an area then known as Vernon Hill in the Township of Victoria. The cottages were designed by Richard Sharp (R.S.) Smith, supervising architect to the Biltmore Estate. Sunnicrest could be rented for $350 a month then, fully furnished except for silver, linen, and blankets.
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