Bowman Gray Memorial Stadium

Contributors:
Harold Macklin, architect
Dates:

1938

Location:
Winston-Salem, Forsyth County
Street Address:

1250 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Winston-Salem, NC

Status:

Standing

Type:

Recreational

Images Puslished In:

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

Note:

Funded by the city of Winston-Salem with a Works Progress Administration allocation and a donation from the family of Bowman Gray, the recently deceased president of the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, the expansive recreational complex was among the Macklin firm’s largest undertakings. A crescent or horse-shoe-shaped stadium of reinforced concrete overlooks an oval asphalt track and a grass playing field, which accommodate a variety of sports and other events. The opening event of 1938 was a music festival organized by the local Mozart Club, which attracted 5,000 spectators. Renovations have taken place over the years.