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 , , .

Hours & Info

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

Closed: Saturday and Monday

Call us at 919.556.2911

Free Admission

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A beautiful new case for our pottery exhibit, donated by our friends at SEBTS. More beautiful work by the WF Garden Club in the Brewer-Harris Garden. The WF Elementary School rhythm band grades one and two, ca. 1961. Absolutely adorable. A museum picnic table donated and delivered by the amazing @wfchamber!!! Many thanks. It will look beautiful in the Brewer-Harris Garden! ❤️