Gadson House

Contributors:
W. Edward Jenkins, architect; Frank Murrell, stonemason; John Smith, contractor
Dates:

1959

Location:
Winston-Salem, Forsyth County
Street Address:

2511 N. Cherry St., Winston-Salem, NC

Status:

Standing

Type:

Residential

Images Puslished In:

Heather Fearnbach, Winston-Salem’s Architectural Heritage (2015).

Note:

As Heather Fearnbach notes in Winston-Salem’s Architectural Heritage, this is the earliest of several residences Jenkins planned for Winston-Salem citizens. Charles Gadson, an electrical engineer, and Jenkins met when both were students at NCA&T after World War II. Gadson became an electrical contractor and his commissions included several buildings Jenkins designed. Charles and his wife Irma asked for a “casual” floor plan to suit their sociable lifestyle; the couple saw their one-story, modernist brick home as “a house of the future” because it differed from others in the neighborhood. See http://www.ncmodernist.org/jenkins.htm.