January 22, 2011
Well friends…. IT IS OFFICIAL! We are so pleased to share that the barn has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. It has been quite the undertaking and we are so proud to have WinMock receive the recognition it so duly deserves.
For the full scoop, check out our official announcement below….
Iconic WinMock Barn Added to the National Register of Historic Places
(Clemmons, NC) – Sterling Events Group announced today that WinMock at Kinderton, site of their new special events center, has been listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. The property, an iconic 17,000+ square foot barn, was built in the late 1920s and survives from the country estate built by S. Clay Williams, a former president of RJ Reynolds Tobacco Co.
The barn, officially listed as Win-Mock Farm Dairy, was added to the register on December 27th, 2010 in recognition of its importance to the history of North Carolina and the United States. During its prime, Win-Mock Farm Dairy was one of the largest dairies in North Carolina with one of the biggest and best herds of Red Poll cattle in the country. The barn’s unique architectural style features a cavernous 7,200 square foot loft designed to hold over 7,000 bales of hay.
“We are so pleased to have WinMock receive the recognition it so duly deserves, said Wayne Thomas, president of Sterling Events Group. “We consider ourselves stewards of this magnificent barn and look forward to unveiling the beautifully renovated property this summer.”
The historic barn is being transformed by Sterling Events Group into a special events center for corporate functions, weddings and special events. Renovation is currently underway with Windsor Commercial of Greensboro, NC onsite as general contractor.
Michael West of Winston-Salem based West and Stem Architecture led the redesign of WinMock barn. “We have been working very closely with both the State and the U.S. Department of Interior to ensure the plans for this grand barn stay true to its historical integrity,” said West, principal architect “Each design decision has been carefully scrutinized from both a functional and historical perspective.”
Administered by the National Park Service and State Historic Preservation Offices, the National Register of Historic Places is the nation’s official list of historic and archaeological resources deemed worthy of preservation. The National Register recognizes districts, sites, buildings, structures and objects significant in American history, architecture, archaeology, engineering and culture. Authorized under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Register is part of a federal program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate and protect our historic and archaeological resources.
About Sterling Events Group
Since 1985, Sterling Events Group, headquartered in Clemmons, North Carolina with offices in Charlotte and Raleigh, has provided travel, meeting planning and event production services for corporate clients nationwide. The organization, recently named 2010 Supplier of the Year by Visit Charlotte, includes Sterling Events (meetings, incentive travel and destination management services); Sterling Audio Visual (AV equipment rental & production); Sterling By Design (event décor and design for weddings and events); Sterling Network Solutions (meetings technologies) and WinMock at Kinderton (historic dairy barn turned special events venue), all offering clients a one stop shop for all their meeting & event planning needs. Learn more at www.SterlingEventsGroup.com