A 1919 editorial in The High Point Enterprise stated that "High Point aspires to become the foremost furniture market on this continent." What High Pointers now simply call "Market" grew from modest beginnings to the world's leading exhibition of home furnishings and the largest economic event in North Carolina. The estimated monetary impact of Market is $6.73 billion annually, contributing over $200 million in tax revenue to state and local governments.
Top photo: Market Mural from the centennial celebration in 2009.
Bottom photo: Globe Furniture vignette. Art Deco floral print copied from 1930s fabric design; recolored and printed by Anne Scroth of Red Canary Studio.