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in the media

The notoriety of the Commencement Houses spread from Greensboro in a variety of periodical sources. The first house received coverage in the November 1958 edition of McCall’s Magazine in an article entitled “Designed by 23 College Girls” and a companion report in Southern Appliances Magazine (September 1958). An article featured the second house, which ran as “A House with a College Diploma” in the magazine, Living for Young Homemakers (October 1959). Bride’s Magazine profiled the third Commencement House of 1965 in a 35-page article “22 Brides Build a House: That is Every Inch a Home” in the spring issue of that same year.

To alert local audiences, the Greensboro Daily News recognized the import of the 1958 Commencement House, as did the Raleigh News and Observer. The completion of the first house merited acclaim on the air waves in one of Greensboro’s first live remote broadcasts by WUNC-TV on the “Potpourri” program hosted by Nancy Downs.


in the media

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