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Matt Hines, General Contractor

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James Madison "Matt" Hines was born July 31, 1893 at his parent's farm in
Carroll County, Virginia - not very far from the North Carolina border. Matt's father
was William "Will" Hines. Will's parents were Robert Hines and Susan Forkner, who
lived in Mount Airy, North Carolina.

Matt's mother was Mary E. Virginia "Mollie" Mitchell. Mollie was born in
Franklin County, Virginia and her parents were William Allen "Buck" Mitchell and
Nancy Jane Price.

Matt married Stella Sherman Parker on May 12, 1917 in Mount Airy. Early in
their marriage, Matt built a two-story home for his wife and young daughter, Alma. It was the first home he built and is located at the corner of Country Club Road and
North Main Street. The current address is 1809 North Main Street. Matt did most of
the work on that house himself. The lumber for the house came from his family's
land in Virginia. He loaded logs onto a horse-drawn cart and took them to a mill to
have them cut into lumber.

When a contractor came to Mount Airy to build a school, Matt got a job with
him, and stayed on that project until it was finished. The contractor then placed Matt in charge of remodeling a house. Soon after that, Matt's brother-in-law, WeldonParker, asked Matt to build a new house for him. Then, several other people asked him to do the same thing. Matt taught himself how to draw blueprints, and he started his own contracting business.

As Matt's business became successful, he built a new home for his family,
which later included another daughter Marianna. It was a two-story brick home and
is located at what is now 1132 North Main Street in Mount Airy. He built that home
in the 1920s and was originally numbered 480 North Main Street.
Over the years, Matt employed many people and built many houses, including
some of the nicest homes in Mount Airy. He built some of the stores downtown and schools and churches. Matt also built homes in other towns, including Dobson and Winston-Salem, where one of his projects was a big apartment building. He also built many houses to rent and sell. Sometimes Matt had three to five projects going at once.

To keep a steady supply of lumber, Matt bought tracts of land and started his own
lumber company. He also opened Hines Pallet and Reel Company where they made pallets for the government during World War II. The most active years for Matt and his contracting business were in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s. Matt eventually retired in the 1950s and moved part-time to Daytona Beach, Florida. He died on July 4, 1980 and was buried in Mount Airy at Oakdale Cemetery.

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Matt Hines Papers

Notebook of receipts and other information from the business of Matt Hines, General Contractor. Includes years of real estate notes from Annie M. Blume to H.O. Woltz

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Specifications for Elkin Elementary School

Specifications for Elkin Elementary School date July 18, 1940. Franklin and Stinson, architects.

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Specifications for Alterations to Building for New Store at Mount Airy, N.C.- McClellan Stores Company

Specifications for Alterations to Building for New Store at Mount Airy, N.C.- McClellan Stores Company - dated March 1935

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Documents related to the Construction of a Pack House at Bald Mountain Orchard in Ararat, VA

Documents related to the construction of a Pack House at Bald Mountain Orchard in Ararat, VA, including contracts, specifications, letters and receipts, dated 1935

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Matt Hines General Contractor and Builder quotes for work

Matt Hines General Contractor and Builder quotes for work

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Matt Hines General Contractor and Builder letter to McLellan Store Company

Matt Hines General Contractor and Builder letter to McLellan Store Company concerning revised plans and specifications for building new store

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Matt Hines General Contractor and Builder letter to McLellan Store Company

Matt Hines General Contractor and Builder letter to McLellan Store Company concerning signed contract and bond for building new store

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Matt Hines General Contractor and Builder letter to Charles Bowman in Greensboro

Matt Hines General Contractor and Builder letter to Charles Bowman in Greensboro concerning glass contract for new McLellan's Store

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Matt Hines General Contractor and Builder letter to Binswanger Glass

Matt Hines General Contractor and Builder letter to Binswanger Glass concerning etched glass for new McLellan's Store

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Specifications for Material and Labor to be Used in the Erection of a Masonic Temple (Mount Airy, NC)

Specifications for Material and Labor to be Used in the Erection of a Masonic Temple- to be erected for Granite Lodge No. 322, Mount Airy, NC. Harry Barton, Architect

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Weekly Time Sheets- L.T. Rhodacker

Weekly Time Sheets- L.T. Rhodacker- From December 7, 1929. Part of the Matt Hines, General Contractor Collection

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Receipts and Notes from Matt Hines, General Contractor

Receipts and Notes from Matt Hines, General Contractor. According to an included note, these items were pinned/ clipped together. They appear to be related to work that Matt Hines did on the McClellans Store in Mount Airy, NC.

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Weekly Time Sheets for Dobson Church (Matt Hines, General Contractor)

Weekly Time Sheets for Dobson Church (Matt Hines, General Contractor) dated 1929

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Workmen's Time Book- March/ April 1929

Workmen's Time Book- March/ April 1929- for work done by employees of Matt Hines, General Contractor

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Weekly Time Sheets from September 28, 1929 by L.T. Rhodacker

Weekly Time Sheets from September 28, 1929 by L.T. Rhodacker

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Weekly Time Sheet for August 24, 1929

Weekly Time Sheet for August 24, 1929 for work done on W.W. Thomas Store Front (Matt Hines, General Contractor)

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Weekly Time Sheets- Belk Stores Painting

Weekly Time Sheets- Belk Stores Painting by Matt Hines, general contractor- May, 1929

Workmen's Time Book- April 6-May 18, 1929

Workmen's Time Book- April 6-May 18, 1929 for various jobs done by Matt Hines, General Contractor

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