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.