Ligon Broadus Flynn

Published 2:04 pm Thursday, September 30, 2010

Ligon Broadus Flynn passed away on September 26, 2010 after a brief illness. Ligon was born February 24, 1931, near Tryon, the son of Broadus Bryan Flynn and Myrtle Shields Flynn. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Mary Flynn Moore, and a nephew. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Susan Hardin Flynn; his son, Ligon Haywood Flynn of Jacksonville, Fla.; his daughter, Susan Brooks Flynn Romano (James) of Seattle, Wa.; grandchildren, Joshua Romano, Nicholas Romano and Charles Flynn; siblings, Carolyn Flynn Brady (Holland Jr.) and Harry Shields Flynn (Frances) and brother in law, George Thomson Moore, all of Tryon; as well as numerous nephews, nieces and their children.

Ligon was an Eagle Scout; he graduated from NCSU School of Design in 1959; he was an instructor there from 1963-1967. He established the firm of Ligon B. Flynn Architect, AIA in Raleigh in 1967 and relocated to Wilmington in 1972. He was a member of the AIA and advanced to the College of Fellows in 1986. Ligon received six design awards from the N.C. Chapter of the AIA and awards from the N.C. Solar Energy Association. In 1993 he was awarded the Kamphoefner Prize by the N.C. Architectural Foundation.

His architectural practice encompassed institutional, commercial and residential work including projects at NCSU; St. Johns Museum of Art; his own office at 15 South Second St; Hospice Inpatient Care Facility in Wilmington and numerous residential projects, many of which are on Figure Eight Island. In his early years his paintings were accepted for the NC Artists Annual Exhibits and for The National Gallery of Art Water Color Exhibit in Washington, DC. Throughout his life he focused his interest in photography on documenting tobacco barns, some of which have been exhibited at the Cape Fear Museum and have been featured in two publications.

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In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, Kanuga Conference Center, Hendersonville, N.C., or a scholarship fund to be established at NCSU College of Design.

A memorial service is planned for October 16 at 11 a.m. at St. Johns Episcopal Church, Wilmington, N.C.