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Tryon Toy-Makers and Wood-Carvers operated in Tryon from 1915 to 1940. The company focused on two operations: the toy makers created small, painted wooden figurines based on classic nursery rhymes, while the carvers created mantles, furniture, church altars and other specialized wooden pieces. The toys and wood carvings were created based on traditional European designs and were not typical Appalachian crafts of the time, but many of the region’s well-known carvers began perfecting their craft while working with the Tryon Toy-Makers and Wood-Carvers.
The historic marker and house are visible at the intersection of Trade St. and E. Howard St. in downtown Tryon.
The house is not open to the public but can be seen from the road.