LAMAR NOBLE NORTHUP (1928-1999)
The son of architect Williard Close Northup of Winston-Salem, Northup graduated from Richard Reynolds HS in 1945 and attended Clemson, NCSU and Illinois Institute of Technology, studying at the latter with Mies Van der Rohe. He returned to Winston-Salem where, according to his wife, "he tried to revolutionize design, which didn't work." He was on his own for a while then in 1954 joined Stinson Arey Hall.
In 1973 he became a partner and the firm was renamed Hines-Northup-Ersoy in 1975 with the addition of Don Hines (left) and Tan Ersoy (middle). He was also a successful concrete sculptor.
1951 - The Ben Shepherd House, 346 West End Boulevard, Winston-Salem NC. This was Northup's first house design out of school. Sold to Strud Nash. Sold to Littleton Scott. Sold to Ben Paden who used it as an office and guest house. Sold to John Nugent. Sold in 2011 to Richard Atwood.
1953 - The Lamar and Marjorie Northup House I, aka the Tree House, 2546 Westover Drive, Winston-Salem NC. 500 sf. Featured in Art View, November 1999. Sold to artist Ann C. Pollard. Sold in 2017 to Dave and Becky Roletter, who did a renovation.
1954 - The John Gilbert (Gib) White House, 1106 Glenwick Lane, High Point NC. Commissioned 1952. According to his wife Marjorie, Northup also did a huge mahogany sculpture for the Whites' living room. Sold in 2013 to Julian Chitchester LLC.
1957 - The Lamar and Marjorie Northup House II, 1308 Revere Road, Winston-Salem NC. Deeded in 2019 to Audrey Lynn Northup. Bottom floor renovated into an apartment, available for rent in 2022.
1958 - The Edward L. and Louise L. Davis Jr. House, 1809 Hattie Circle, Winston-Salem NC. Sold in 2020 to Leydi Petatan Banos and Liis Ivan Martinez-Mariche.
1958 - The Joseph G. and Juanita T. Gordon Jr. House, 1801 Hattie Circle, Winston-Salem NC. Northup designed three flat-roofed sections to take advantage of the lot's slope and sheathed it with redwood siding. Sold in 2011 to Denise M. Hill and Darryl W. Little.
1965 - The William and Jane Burton House, 3256 Robinhood Road, Winston-Salem NC. Designed for Northup's sister-in-law and her husband. Sold in 1994. Sold in 2000 to Christopher and Heather J. Bowen. Sold in 2011 to Donna Garcia and Edgar Eugene Bumgardner III. Sold in 2019 to Nora Kane and Zach Reich.
Sources include: Wife Marjorie Northup; Curtis Leonard; Heather Fearnbach.