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Winston-Salem in Forsyth County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Reynoldstown Historic District

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, October 20, 2016
1. Reynoldstown Historic District Marker
Inscription. In 1919, the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company built this neighborhood of bungalows to ease a housing shortage. Initially, a majority of the development was designated for Reynolds's white employees. The 1931 construction of Atkins High School for African-Americans just to the north resulted in a shift from white to black renters within one year. Although intended as a rent-to-own program, most home sales in Reynoldstown were made after 1937, and predominantly to African-Americans. New houses built on side lots created a pattern of alternating ca. 1920 and 1940 houses that reflects the progression from renters to homeowners and from white housing to African-American. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.
 
Erected 2014 by Winston-Salem Historic Marker Program.
 
Location. 36° 6.196′ N, 80° 13.346′ W. Marker is in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker is at the intersection of East 8th Street and North Cameron Avenue, on the right when traveling east on East 8th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winston Salem NC 27101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Winston-Salem Chapter Of The Black Panther Party (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tobacco Unionism
Reynoldstown Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, October 20, 2016
2. Reynoldstown Historic District Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); (Former) Atkins High School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Winston Mutual Life Insurance Building (approx. half a mile away); East Winston Library (approx. half a mile away); Kate Bitting Reynolds Memorial Hospital (approx. half a mile away); George Black House and Brickyard (approx. 0.8 miles away); Winston-Salem State University (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winston-Salem.
 
Categories. African AmericansIndustry & CommerceMan-Made Features
 
Reynoldstown Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, October 20, 2016
3. Reynoldstown Historic District Marker
Reynoldstown Historic District and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, October 20, 2016
4. Reynoldstown Historic District and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 21, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 120 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 21, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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