the project



Acclaim for the structure came from local and national sources. The Greensboro Daily News proclaimed the house “as modern as tomorrow,” hailing the women who designed it as pioneers, reporting that “they are the first pupils outside the schools of architecture to attempt the complete designing and building of a house.” Mereb Mossman, Dean of Instruction at Woman’s College, described the project as “an exciting experience in construction,” suggesting that the walls of a college building are no longer the boundary lines for a program of learning.” Chancellor Gordon W. Blackwell declared that building the house “marks another national ‘first’ for the college.” At its May 1958 dedication, an event covered by the paper and broadcast on WUNC-TV, North Carolina First Lady Mrs. Luther Hodges, herself an alumna of Woman’s College, cut the ribbon on the house. The transcript of the live remote broadcast suggests that all of the students were involved in ALL aspects of the design from overall planning, site selection and landscaping, public relations and material donations, the design of the interiors, as well as the selection of the furnishings and finishes.

in the media

modernism in greensboro
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