The Hickory Landmarks Society, Inc. – Preserving our community since 1968.
The Mission of the Hickory Landmarks Society is to serve the Hickory, NC region by leading in the protection of historically or architecturally significant individual landmarks, neighborhoods, and traditions.
We do this by means of education, advocacy, property management, and ensuring responsible historic preservation as part of community growth.
The landmark J. Summie Propst House is a now iconic symbol for the rise of historic preservation as a movement in Hickory. We are proud to share with you a priceless set of audio and video recordings that underscore our roots. They include a video production of the actual restoration, a contemporary virtual tour, and a 2003 audio recording of reminiscences by one of our founders. For some wonderful nostalgia, great local history, and a few laughs, please click below.