Thursday, August 4, 2011

Heraldry in High Point, North Carolina, Part 6

Continuing north on Main Street in High Point, North Carolina, we come to the Sheraton Towers, a great old (built in 1920, renovated in 1981) nine-story building of apartments for seniors and disabled non-assisted living, with an unusual “coat of arms” prominently displayed on its facade.

Frankly, I have no idea what this coat is supposed to represent, with its seven stars (five and two) around a ribbon or scroll bendwise sinister. Neither are the tinctures hatched or marked in any way, so anything else that I might have to say about it could only be speculation.

Still, it looks like heraldry and acts like heraldry, so who am I to say that it isn’t, just because I may not understand it?

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