The World’s Largest Chest of Drawers was built in 1926 by the High Point Chamber of Commerce to showcase the town as the “Home Furniture Capital of the World.” The original 20-foot tall structure served as a local information center. In 1996, it was fully renovated and transformed into a 39-foot tall chest of drawers, using a real chest as the model. To enhance its visual appeal, two giant socks were hung from one of its drawers as a nod to the town’s hosiery industry.
The chest is now a 19th-century Queen Anne-style piece with four wide drawers and silver handles. The chest is nearly 40 feet tall, roughly the size of a small building and it is the facade of an office space that is currently for sale at the price of $235,000. Even if you don’t plan on buying it, it’s worth taking a look at this giant dresser as it’s a highlight of the town.
Visitors to High Point can’t miss this unique structure and it’s worth taking a look at this giant dresser as it’s a highlight of the town. It serves as a reminder of the town’s rich furniture-making history and is a testament to the creativity and ingenuity of the local community.
In conclusion, the World’s Largest Chest of Drawers is a one-of-a-kind structure that is both a unique tourist attraction and a piece of history. Whether you’re interested in buying an office space or just want to see something truly unique, a visit to this giant dresser is definitely worth your time.
508 N Hamilton St
High Point, North Carolina
Photo by Stef/Flickr.