Adult, Talks/Lectures, Scholars and Teachers

About the House Lecture Series: :

Up Close & Personal With Winston-Salem’s Suburban Houses, Margaret Supplee “Peggy” Smith

Date: Sun, October 20, 2019
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Reynolda House Museum of American Art


$15; $10 Members of Reynolda House & ICAA. Free for Wake Forest University faculty, staff, and students. 

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The great houses that line Stratford Road, Reynolda Park, and other suburban neighborhoods have presented a picture-book view of Winston-Salem since the 1920s. Designed by notable architects, they represent an era of success unmatched in the history of a southern city, reflecting the time when Winston-Salem was known as the “Town of a Hundred Millionaires.” Built by families whose success in tobacco and textiles made it all possible, many of these houses have been preserved by a new generation of families, many of them recent to the city. This talk by Margaret Supplee Smith, the Harold W. Tribble Professor of Art Emerita at Wake Forest University, will explore both the historic period architecture and the kinship patterns that define some of Winston-Salem’s most iconic suburban neighborhoods

About the House: A Lecture Series on Reynolda’s Architecture is co-sponsored by the Institute for Classical Architecture and Art.


Are the walls in the living room of the house limestone?  Do these walls have painted scenes on them? Thank you.   

Hello, and thanks for writing! The walls at Reynolda House are made from reinforced concrete — we have three paintings on view in the Reception Hall from Worthington Whittredge, Grant Wood, and Frederic Church. They are traditionally displayed and hung in their original frames rather than painted on the wall. 

Aaron Canipe

Visual Storyteller

Will a recording be available afterwards? I can't make it to the presentation but would love to watch it later!

Hello, C. Thanks for your message. We currently don't have any plans to make a recording of this lecture available at a later date. 

Aaron Canipe

Visual Storyteller

I really enjoyed hearing Peggy speak, and look forward to diving into her book as soon as it makes it hot off the press. Maybe the rest of us can then half catch up with her on all the fascinating local industrial family complexities and architectural heirlooms. Thanks, Peggy!

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