Henry Warren's Shangri-la

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Henry Warren started building in Prospect Hill, NC in 1968, at the age of 77. It started with a goldfish pond. He added a mill with a waterwheel to the pond and then he just kept going until there was a miniature village. Warren named it Shangri-la and opened it to visitors. He worked on the project, with help from his neighbor Junius Pennix, until he died in 1977. White quartz, found on site, was used extensively in the approximately 25 structures, in the fountain in the house's front yard, and the fence around the property. The house itself was also built earlier by Warren. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

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