This lovely brick serpentine wall (lower photo) is part of the gardens of the Burton Craige House in the Washington Park area of Winston-Salem. The house dates from 1860, but the gardens were designed by Thomas Sears in 1928-29, around the same time as the grounds of Reynolda House and Graylyn. The serpentine wall is a replica of Thomas Jefferson's wall at the University of Virginia. It seems unlikely that conservation of bricks was on Sears' mind, as was purportedly the case with Jefferson! The upper photo is the original, photographed in 1952.
Jon and Susan are professors at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem. Jon is in the Department of Theatre and Dance. He has lived in Winston-Salem for 25+ years. Susan is in Biology, and has lived in Winston-Salem for 5+ years. Jon's neighborhood is Sherwood Forest; Susan's neighborhood is Ashley Forest. Maurice, who lives in the District of Columbia, serves as occasional capital correspondent.
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