The 1955 Elmo and Alice Williams House Tour, Raleigh NC
Saturday, July 13, 10-2pm

ADVANCE DISCOUNT TICKETS SOLD OUT - $20 at the door, cash only.  Walk-ins may register at the Church parking lot, below.

Proceeds benefit the documentation and preservation programs of NCModernist.

Designed by Carter Williams FAIA

The 1955 Elmo and Alice Williams House, 714 Lake Boone Trail, Raleigh NC. Sold in 1967 to architect Gil Slack who worked for Terry Waugh and Leif Valand before starting his own practice in 1968.  Completely restored, this house is special.  They just don't make 'em like this anymore.  Listen to an NCModernist interview with Gil Slack, recorded in his 90's just before his death.

Access is by free shuttle only from Highland Methodist Church, see map below.  Parking is NOT available at the house.  Proceeds benefit the documentation, preservation, and promotion work of NCModernist, a 501C3 nonprofit educational archive for Modernist houses. 

NCModernistThe architect:  FRED CARTER WILLIAMS, FAIA (1913-2000) graduated in 1935 with a degree in Architectural Engineering from NC State and in 1939 with a degree in Architectural Design from the University of Illinois. From 1939 to 1941 he was an assistant professor at the NCSU Department of Architecture. In the Army during WWII, he taught at West Point from 1941-1946. He did post-graduate work at Columbia from 1944-1945. In 1954, the NCSU School of Design's Matsumoto Wing of Brooks Hall, home of the NCSU School of Design, was designed by George Matsumoto with Williams as the Architect of Record. Partner Macon Smith was heavily involved along with Carter's brother Turner Williams.  Williams designed the firm's 1962 office at 2806 Hillsborough Street, in Raleigh, and more than 600 projects, including the NC Archives and Library in Raleigh, buildings at East Carolina University, the renovation of the Governor's Mansion, and Raleigh's City Hall Complex. He also played clarinet and wrote a novel. His firm was sold to Bartholomew Associates in 1994. Each year AIA North Carolina awards the F. Carter Williams Gold Medal, established by his family, to an individual in recognition of a distinguished career or extraordinary accomplishments as an architect.  See all his houses here.

Angela Roehl, one of the most knowledgeable Modernist real estate agents in Raleigh, will be onsite all day to chat and answer your questions.  The house is for sale; if you like it, it can be yours!  Special guest architect Joe Lopez will be there with a Eichler-inspired plan for an ADU onsite.

The Fine Print

Tickets are by timed entry only.  The tour runs rain or shine. 

Tickets are not mailed; your name will be on a list at registration. 

Access is by free shuttle only from Highland Methodist Church.  X marks the spot!  Arrive at the X about 15 minutes before tour time.

Once payment is made, there are no refunds for any reason except for tour cancellation.
However, you can transfer tickets to others - just have them ask for the tickets in your name at registration.

To protect floors, please remove shoes or bring booties before entering the house.

Please do not attend if you are experiencing COVID symptoms or have tested positive within a week of the tour.

Participants must sign a liability waiver before entering.

Architects can get self-reported CEU hours if arranged in advance with the AIA.

Participants are welcome to take photos inside and outside.

Strollers are not allowed, but carried children are free.  No food, drink, or smoking inside.  Bathrooms are not available onsite.

Proceeds benefit the documentation, preservation, and promotion work of NCModernist, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational archive for Modernist houses.  

For tour inquiries, please contact Devra Dubroff,