Most southern towns have a few grand mansions, perhaps owned at one time by the local kings of industry. Wake Forest has a virtual parade of stately mansions, once owned mostly by professors at Wake Forest College. Actually, the college was lured by Reynolds money to move to Winston-Salem, NC, back in the fifties. The campus is now the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
We started at the Wake Forest College Birthplace Museum. The house, known as the Calvin Jones house, has been moved from its original location on campus to a lovely location on North Main.
On the grounds are gardens, benches, and areas for outdoor concerts. The old well has also been relocated here.
From there, we headed south toward the campus. North Main Street has sidewalks and a central median that serves as a garden space.