Special Feature: Modernism and the Civil Rights Movement
1942 - The Marc and Clara May Friedlaender House, 108 Kemp Road West, Greensboro NC. Designed by architect Jack Pickens Coble. Published in Pencil Points, 1947. Sold in 1960 to John T. and Mary Higgins. Deeded in 1980 to John T. Higgins. Sold in 1983 to Stephen and Leslie Mackler, still owners as of 2022. B/W photos by F. S. Lincoln; color photos by Paul Macy.
1948 - The Charles H. and Sadie Walker House, 2202 Pisgah Church Road, Greensboro NC. Despite considerable research, the architect remains unknown. Sold in 1967 to James C. and Vivian L. Glass. Deeded to Vivian L. Glass. Sold in 2001 to the Koury Corporation. Destroyed. Photos by Paul Macy.
1948 - The W. Dick Hinton House, 1350 West Lake Drive, Greensboro NC. Architect unknown. Sold in 1950 to Raymond Farber. Sold in 1961 to A. M. and Ruth W. Scarborough. Deeded in 1970 to Ruth W. Scarborough. Deeded in 1995 to Ruth Scarborough Richardson. Deeded in 2022 to the Thaxton Richardson Trust.
1951 - The Marguerite and William Bradford Owen House, 1210-A Westridge Road, Greensboro NC. Designed and built by William Owen, who was a builder in Greensboro. One of the first split level houses in town. Remodeled in 1972. Sold in 2005 to Willie (Bill) and Cecilia Tyndall. Sold in 2022 to Ella M. and Jabob Rosales. Photo by Paul Macy.
1952 - The Wesley Doggett House, 1217 Lakewood Drive, Greensboro NC. Designed by architect Wesley Doggett, an early graduate of the NCSU School of Design. Sold in 1982. The new owners remodeled and changed most of the Modernist interior. Sold in 2006 to Michael E. and Carla Wood. Sold in 2012 to Vas and Ola Taras.
1952 - The Patrick Winston House, 4205 Henderson Road, Greensboro NC. Architect unknown; builder possibly Henry Reynolds. Sold in 1961 to William K. and Phyllis Z. Smith. Sold in 1965 to Claude Jr. and Margery D. Irby. Sold in 1976 to Wayne E. and Francis A. Stallings. Sold in 1978 to to Victoria D. and John T. Still III. Sold in 1983 to Harry L. and Laura T. Blair. Harry later married Maureen R. Mallon. Enid Eileen Ellwonger added to deed in 2013 with joint tenancy.
1953 - The M. B. and Lucie McMillan House, 605 Kemp Road West, Greensboro NC. Architect unknown. Remodeled in 1995. Sold in 2012 to Donald and Elizabeth (Liz) Stovall who did a restoration. Sold in 2016 to Sarah E. and Claudio Edelman. Sold in 2018 to Dave and Christie Soper. Sold in 2020 to Kari B. and Benjamin J. Beard.
1953 - The Hannibal N. Simpson Jr. House, 703 Cannon Road, Greensboro NC. Architect unknown. Simpson built it but did not live there. The design likely came from a plan book with assistance from several local designers, according to daughter Roxanna Simpson Wennberg. Sold in 1954 to the National Shirt and Hat Shop. Sold in 1956 to David P. and Martha Watlington Jr. Sold in 1958 to Walter W. Franklin. Sold in 1980 to Carney and Helen W. Allgood. Deeded in 1992 to Carney W. Alllgood. Renovated around 2020, bottom photo by Paul Macy. Sold in 2020 by heirs to Associated Land Group LLC. Sold in 2021 to 703 Cannon Road LLC.
1955 - The W. W. and Mary N. Stone House, 113 Keeling Road West, Greensboro NC. Architect unknown. Built by the Starmount Company. Sold in 1957 to Abraham (Abe) and Shirley Blumenthal. Sold in 1987 to Avery and Martha Faw. Sold in 2011 to Heather M. and Wade Howell. Renovated by Rusty Long. Sold in 2012 to the Eastons. Bottom photo by Paul Macy.
1955 - 3802 I-85 Frontage Road, Mebane NC. Architect unknown. Sold to Coble P. Calvin Jr. and others. Top photo by Paul Macy.
1955 - The Earl and Faye Brewer House, 1905 Colonial Avenue, Greensboro NC. Sold in 2021 to Geoffrey E. Horn. Sold in 2022 to MBSBRTH IV LLC.
1956 - 1517 Dunbar Street, Greensboro NC. Sold in 2021 to K. Jackson.
1956 - The Edward S. and Corinna B. Johnson House, 5011 Lancaster Road, Greensboro NC. Likely designed by Edward Johnson who was an executive at McLeod Leather and Belting. Sold in 1994 to Mary Beth Jensen and Mark Ebert. Deeded in 2019 to the Ebert Family Trust.
1956 - The E. A. and Betty Jacobson House, 2900 Holmes Road, Greensboro NC. Architect unknown. Sold in 1965 to Berta R. and Charles C. Shoffner III. Sold in 1976 to Jean H. Zauber and Charles U. Bettini. Sold in 2019 to GT Partners, LLC. Sold in 2022 to Bobby Coley.
1956 - The Charles T. and Marjorie Jackson House, 1611 Longfellow Street, Greensboro NC. Architect unknown. Deeded in 2018 to Andrew T. Schools and Fred N. Schools Sr. Sold in 2022 to Rebecca Aubrey.
1956 - 1611 Dunbar Street, Greensboro NC. Built by the Fidelity Construction Company. Sold in 1957 to William and Madeline Malone. Sold in 1962 to Mary and Odell Delano Clanton Sr. The Clantons had a troubled marriage. On Thanksgiving Day 1969, Odell killed Mary in the kitchen of the home. He was convicted of manslaughter. The house passed to the Clantons' four children in 1971. They sold the house in 1973. Condition deteriorated. Sold in 2022 to EPOCF3A, which rehabilitated the house and made it available to rent.
1957 - The Bettie R. and Lorin W. Grubbs House, 1203 Forest Hill Drive, Greensboro NC. Designed by Lorin Grubbs who was an engineer, with assistance from local architects. Deeded in 1992 to Bettie Grubbs. Sold in 2015 to Amy L. and David A. Jones.
1957 - The Thomas B. and Virginia C. Hilliard House, 1709 East Cone Boulevard, Greensboro NC. Architect unknown. Sold in 1960 to Robert E. and Dorothy M. Taylor. Sold in 1961 to Pearl and Edgar B. Vernon Jr. Sold in 2018 to Joillyne M. Santiago and Jorge Alberto A. Chavez.
1957 - The Aubrey C. and Thelma C. Fox House, 4309 Halifax Road, Greensboro NC. Architect unknown. Sold in 1958 to Dan T. and Mary Powell. Sold in 1981 to Daniel L. York. Sold in 1984 to Freddie and Hilda Smallwood. Sold in 1988 to Ronnie and Ann Combs. Sold in 1995 to Betty Shelton Wade. Sold in 2019 to Scott W. Logan.
1957 - 1604 East Cone Boulevard, Greensboro NC. Architect unknown. Sold in 2021 to Amrita D. and Preston Green.
1958 - 105 Falkener Drive, Greensboro NC. Architect unknown. Sold to Irwin and Sterra Stovroff. Sold in 1986 to Thomas and Joanne Creighton. Sold in 1998 to Ronald Wayne Swann. Sold to 2017 Alan Remfry Rights. Sold in 2018 to Sheryl Oring.
1958 - The Edward J. and Lorraine Mack House, 2323 Princess Ann Street, Greensboro NC. According to daughter Robin Mack Davis, it was designed by Adrian Phillip Stout (photo, right) of Greensboro. Sold in 2000 to Seymour and Carol Levin, still owners as of 2022. Expanded and modified. Top photo by Myra Caffarey.
1958 - The Thomas E. and Betty Gail Sikes Jr. House, 117 Keeling Road West, Greensboro NC. Designed by Jaroslav Jan (JJ) Kabatnik, 1907-1995. He likely designed it on the side while working for Ed Loewenstein in 1957. He also worked for Thomas P. Heritage from 1965-1966. Built by Eugene Gulledge of Superior Construction with stucco and "Holiday Hill stone," a popular type of manufactured concrete product. Deeded around 1996 to Betty G. Sikes. Deeded in 2010 to the Sikes Family Trust. Sold in 2020 to Hage Group International, LLC who completed an extensive renovation under Preservation Greensboro's direction. Sold in 2021 to Fran and Edward Harold.
1958 - The George and Jean Gardner House, 3108 Canterbury Road, Greensboro NC. Sold in 2021 to Hyun Ou Lee.
1959 - The Walter and Lois Short House, 2110 Lynwood Drive, Greensboro NC. Sold in 1996. Sold in 2021 to Lori and James K. Warren.
1959 - The Alfred H. and Elizabeth T. Harley House, 3216 James Place, Greensboro NC. Located in the O. Henry Oaks neighborhood, the largest planned midcentury era community in Greensboro, developed by Kavanagh-Smith & Company. Sold in 2013 to Eric M. Woodard. Featured in O. Henry magazine, February 2016; photographs by Amy Freeman.
1959 - 3300 Yanceyville Street, Greensboro NC. Architect unknown. Sold in 2021 to Vonda and Bryant S. Stephens.
1960 - 2701 Asbury Terrace, Greensboro NC. Sold in 2021 to Mary Jane and James A. McKinney Jr.
1960 - The Mary Laura H. and Boyce M. Thayer Residence, 140 Penny Road, Jamestown NC. Sold in 1968 to Patricia L. and Wilson G. Ball. Deeded to heirs. Sold in 2020 to Paralee and Michael Obrien. Sold in 2021 to Sara E. and Kelly A. Hoy.
1961 - The Paul E. and Mary E. McDowell House, 2607 Woodview Drive, Greensboro NC. Architect unknown. Sold in 1964 to Thomas J. and Carol O. Zimmerman Jr. Sold in 1974 to Joel L. and Angela B. Deaton. Sold in 1979 to Mitzi S. and Steven L. Ellis. Sold in 1988 to Karen J. and Michael A. Freeman. Sold in 1993 to Mary N. and John Marshall Brannon. Sold in 2004 to Joseph W. Gilbert. Sold in 2013 to Veronica Zeilfelder.
1961 - The James J. and Agnes C. Kerr House, 1905 West Cone Boulevard, Greensboro NC. Built by John R. Taylor Company, which built most of the block. Likely designed by John R. Taylor as he designed most of the firm's houses. Sold back in 1964 to the Taylor Company. Sold in 1971 to Jobet Investments, Inc. Sold in 1974 again to the Taylor Company. Sold in 1978 to Larry Allen and Deborah W. Morton. Sold in 1979 to Dorothy A. and Edward S. Conway. Sold in 1985 to Lissa I. and Richards C. Saunders Jr. Foreclosed in 2010. Sold in 2011 to Michael Sandy. Sold in 2014 to Colin T. Lemon. Sold in 2017 to Anne L. Beckwith. Sold in 2021 to Janice Pabon.
1962 - The Sharon K. and Barry H. Frahm House, 2323 North Elm Street, Greensboro NC. Architect unknown. Sold in 1975 to Nancy B. and John L. Irvin. Sold in 2020 to Merry Bess and Hombre Eugene McCoy.
1962 - The John T. and Mabel S. Hiatt House, 4003 West Friendly Avenue, Greensboro NC. Designed and built by John Hiatt, who built over 500 houses in the Greensboro area. John Hiatt's home studio/office was located on the second floor. Mabel Hiatt's dance studio was in the basement. Remodeled 1985 by Hiatt. Sold in 2003 to Peter Walker. Sold later in 2003 to T. Lee and Loring Mortenson, still owners as of 2022.
1963 - The Donald N. and Colleen M. Setliff House, 303 Nutwood Circle, Jamestown NC. Architect unknown. Sold in 1964 to John and Beatrice Workman. Sold in 1967 to John and Mary Townsend. Sold in 2017 to Angela and Edward Bernard. Sold in 2019 to Vernice and Wilbert L. Smith.
1964 - The Norman A. and Margaret Fox House, 5925 Western Trail (originally Renard Road), Greensboro NC. Plans came from the 1961 House Beautiful Design of the Year. Fox also built a small house next door at 5933 Western Trail for his mother-in-law. According to Fred Bean, he connected these two homes with a cable suspension footbridge (destroyed). Sold to William F. Ruickholdt III. Deeded in 2005 to Kathleen Rumley. Sold in 2016 to Jacqueline A. Gust and Michael G. Coplin. Photo by Myra Caffarey.
1964 - The Thomas and Hilda Dixon House, 3005 Madison Avenue, Greensboro NC. Sold in 2021 to Debbie Ann Storrs and John Mihelich.
1965 - The Hugh and Sammie Ann Creed House, 1214 Jefferson Road, Greensboro NC. According to his daughter, Paige Creed Wilkerson, it was designed by her dad who was an engineer and surveyor. When he died, it was transferred to Sammie Ann Creed. Sold in 2013 to Chong and Jerry W. Matherly. They added a pitched roof. Bottom photo by Myra Caffarey.
1965 - The Dale H. and Irene N. Butcher House, 5935 Western Trail, Greensboro NC. Designed and built by Butcher, who was a dentist. 3500 sf. Sold in 1985 to Guy H. Watson Jr. Sold in 1987 to Eugene H. and Helga E. Tennies. Sold in 1995 to Michael J. Golden. Sold later in 1995 to Fred D. and Teresa Lee Bean, still owners as of 2022. According to Fred Bean, the house has undergone few renovations over the years. A large opening between the great room and living room has been constructed, and one bedroom doorway moved. The original forced hot water heating system was replaced with an electric heat pump. The patio at the back of the house was converted to a screen porch. The original tar and gravel roof was replaced with a rubber membrane, then later replaced with a flame-applied bituminous roofing system. Some lighting and plumbing fixtures have been replaced over the years.
1965 - The Olin and Hilda Meeks House, 5401 Old Lake Jeanette Road, Greensboro NC. Designed by Olin Meeks, an engineering graduate of NCSU, from a magazine plan. Built by Luke Jobe. Sold in 1978 to Lillie Pauze. Deeded in 1979 to Pauze heirs. Sold in 1980 to Andre and Elaine Dumont. Sold in 1988 to Peter Allen. Sold in 2001 to Melvin W. (Wesley) Adkins. Lisa Adkins added to the deed in 2006.
1966 - The Alexander and Lodean Imhoff Spears III House, 216 Kemp Road East, Greensboro NC. Designed by Alexander's brother-in-law, architect Sylvester Damianos. Sold in 1978 to Lodean Imhoff Spears. Sold in 1999 to Charles (Tim) and Miriam Barkley, still owners as of 2022.
1967 - The Darrell Sechrest House, 5311 Wayne Road, Sedgefield NC. Designed by John Taylor who worked for Loewenstein-Atkinson but did this project independently. Sechrest was Taylor's brother-in-law's boss at the time, according to Loewenstein scholar Patrick Lucas. Sechrest bought the land in 1965 from Ogburn Stafford Jr. Sold in 2011 to Melinda and Robert (Mike) Cornelison, who were renters there previously. Sold in 2013 to Kimberly T. and George W. Boss Jr.
1967 - The Jerome and Barbara Procton House, 5000 Manning Drive, Greensboro NC. Architect unknown. Sold in 1991 to Elizabeth J. Natalle and Larry A. Hyjek. Sold in 2021 to Stephanie N. Kriner and Andrew J. Rinker.
1969 - The William E. and Ruth E. Hitt House, 4800 Oakcliffe Road, Greensboro NC. Designed and built by William Hitt, who was an engineer for Fluor/Daniels, engineers for the Burlington Industries headquarters building on Friendly Avenue, now destroyed. According to his daughter Linda, "he built it like a bunker, using all his knowledge from designing nuclear plants." Sold in 1971 to Jack and Maxine Bayer. Sold in 1980 to William D. and Lena Carroll. Sold in 1990 to Kenneth S. and Ann B. Rabe. Sold in 2004 to David E. and Janet Greene. Sold in 2005 to Isaiah W. (Win) and Linda Johnson who did a complete renovation. According to past owner Win Johnson, the structure is of commercial grade quality with structural steel and a unique concrete ductwork system. Sold in 2012 to Joe Daye Banner. Sold in 2014 to Jaime F. and James H. A. Mitchell. Sold in 2017 to Alexia C. and Christian T. Nichols. Sold in 2018 to Lise H. and Donald E. McBrayer.
1969 - The Norman E. and Mary Elizabeth (Pat) Jarrard House, 616 East Lake Drive, Greensboro NC. Designed by Norman Jarrard with plans drafted by B. A. Hendrix. Built by Don Setliff. Sold in 2006 to Allison S. and Roger B. Hunt. Remodeled in 2006. Sold in 2013 to Chandra W. and Edwin H. (Ed) Young Jr. Sold in 2021 to Lori and John F. Miller III. Top photo by Myra Caffarey.
1969 - The Harold M. and Miriam Gutterman House, 203 Kemp Road East, Greensboro NC. Built by Bea Melton. Interior design by Harland Pell. Architect unknown. Sold in 1999 to David L. and Susan Gutterman, still owners as of 2022.
1972 - The Joanne M. and Edgar Max Woodbury House, 4608 Bentford Road, Greensboro NC. Designed by architect Irving E. Palmquist and designer Richard B. Pollman. Sold in 2005 to Arthur J. Beaudet Jr. Sold in 2015 to Casey G. Rosett and Matthew W. Potter. Sold in 2019 to Jason Chenier. Sold in 2020 to Miranda K. Young.
1972 - 1808 Worsham Place, Greensboro NC. Sold in 2021 to Alejandra O. Thompson and Kenneth A. Jordan.
1975 - The John S. and Eugenia MacRae III House, 2107 Medford Lane, Greensboro NC. Designed by John MacRae. Sold in 2015 to Patricia L. and Robert R. Allen. Sold in 2017 to Kristen Raizada and Khoi Vo. Sold in 2019 to Alison and George Sibert.
1975 - The Joel and Patricia Funderburk House, 802 West Cornwallis Drive, Greensboro NC. Designed by architect Joel Funderburk. Sold in 2016 to Ian Bracy, who did a restoration. Sold in 2019 to Alexander R. Bergi. Photos by Amy Freeman.
1976 - The David and Joann Grimes House, 26 Kemp Road East, Greensboro NC. Designed by architect Joel Funderburk. Sold in 2000 to John R. Sears, still owner as of 2022. Photos by Paul Macy.
1976 - The Evelyn and Ryan Crutchfield House, 4 Margaret Court, Greensboro NC. Designed by John MaCrae of MaCrae and Bell Associates. Featured in the Greensboro News and Record shortly after its completion. Information is also available at the State Archives of North Carolina recognizing it as noteworthy architecture. Sold in 1987 to Bonnie Fischer Wilcox and David Wilcox, still owners as of 2022. In 1997 they had John MaCrae create a footprint for an expansive addition, unbuilt.
1978 - The Willam B. Rhodes Jr. House, 1306 Westridge Road, Greensboro NC. Architect unknown. Sold in 1984 to Allan and Ellen Ross, still owners as of 2023.
1983 - The Stanford and Judy Neerman House, 1 Henderson Court, Greensboro NC. Designed by Glen Lehmann and Lee Mehler of Durham. Remodeled in 1990. Still owned by the Neermans as of 2022. Bottom photo by Carl Myatt.
1984 - 11 Wedgewood Court, Greensboro NC. Made of brick. Architect unknown. Sold to Ricky Holmberg. Sold to Suntrust Bank. Sold in 2006 to Patricia M. and Christian Skene.
1985 - 3303 Kettering Place, Greensboro NC. Built by Bea Milton. Sold in 2021 to Jennifer Salerno and David Gailbraith.
1990 - The Lynn and Kevin MacDonald House, 2920 Crossfield Drive, Greensboro NC. Architect unknown. Sold in 2003 to George W. and Loris S. Aycock. Trustee transferred in 2015 to Rebecca L. and Barry P. Brasloff. Sold in 2019 to Aycock Holdings, LLC.
1994 - The Catherine C. Edwards and Gary R. Robbins House, 110 Cottonwood Drive, Jamestown NC. Designed by architect Gary Robbins. Sold in 2014 to Kathy A. and Jack E. Pierson Jr.
1997 - The Robert and Susan Barnum House, 7393 Brooks Bridge Road, Gibsonville NC. Architect unknown. Sold in 1998 to Donald and Carolyn Utberg- Hood. Sold in 2018 to Genese Crutchfield and Stephen H. Hill.
2014 - The Linda Haber and Jason Mostofsky House, 3311 Kettering Place, Greensboro NC. Designed by Steve Price of Blowing Rock. Built by Wolfe Builders.
2016 - The Dana Dunn House, 4209-A Henderson Road, Greensboro NC. Designed by Bruce Conaway. Built by Southern Evergreen, LLC. Photos by Paul Macy.
Sources: Guilford County Register of Deeds; Piedmont Historic Homes.