Wake Forest Historical Museum

LOCATION: 414 N. Main Street Wake Forest, NC 27587 CONTACT: 919-556-2911

The New Campus

Good New Campus

Land on Reynolda, the estate of tobacco magnate R. J. Reynolds, was given to the College by the Reynolds family for the new campus.

Designed by Jens Fredrik Larson and built at a cost of $19 million, the majority of the new buildings were placed around a central quadrangle that was flanked at one end by a chapel and at the other by an administrative building.

Though much larger than the old campus and possessing a symmetry made possible by a single, unified plan, to many people the Reynolda campus was a poignant reminder of the old Wake Forest with its casual grouping of brick Georgian buildings around a landscaped lawn.

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This entry was posted on July 17, 2013 by in Old Campus History and tagged , , .

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Tues-Fri: 9am-noon & 1:30-4:30pm
Sun: 2pm-5pm

Closed: Saturday and Monday

Call us at 919.556.2911

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Atlas Ray, owner of a legendary store in the Harricanes, was among those remembered at the WFHA program on country stores. Just received several reels of 16mm film. Looks like 1950s home movies of the Demon Deacs in the Billy Barnes days!!! From the April 1961 Wake Forest phone book... instructions on how to use a dial telephone, how to dial a number, how to interpret ringing and busy signals, and what to do on a party line. Anyone else remember those days? This amazing photo from Sanford Bailey shows just HALF of the folks at the 1954 Powell Family Reunion!!!