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RICHARD BURKE (DICK) SCHNEDL (1926-2012)
Born in Lakeland FL and raised in Charlotte NC, Schnedl attended the Georgia Military Academy, graduating in 1944. He was a member of the first graduating class of the NCSU School of Design, where he studied under Jim Fitzgibbon, George Matsumoto, Terry Waugh, and Matthew Nowicki, graduating in 1952.
He worked briefly for Leslie Boney, Sr. in Wilmington and William Bumgarten in Raleigh before joining his brother Ed in 1953 to form Schnedl & Schnedl in Reidsville NC. An admirer of Frank Lloyd Wright, Schnedl’s early residential designs reflect sophisticated open floor plans uncommon for Southern residences at the time.
Around 1968, Schnedl partnered with architects Dick Mitchell, Tommy Hayes, and Calvin Howell at Hayes Howell in Southern Pines. He was the design partner for the award-winning African Pavilion building at the North Carolina Zoo. In 1984, Schnedl left Hayes Howell and moved to Bald Head Island, where over the remainder of his career he designed more than forty houses as his own firm.
Hayes Howell firm partners Dick Schnedl, Dick Mitchell, Tommy Hayes, and Calvin Howell in the 1970's.
1951 - The J. E. Foil Residence, 104 McCollum Drive, Reidsville NC. Landscape architecture by Lewis Clarke. Sold to Dorothy B. and Leonard E. Stadler Sr. Deeded 2004 to Leonard E. Stadler Jr. Deeded in 2013 to Shana Morell Stadler. Sold later in 2013 to Fred L. McDowell Jr.
1956 - The Herbert S. Mace House, 1844 Pennrose Avenue, Reidsville NC. Landscape architecture by Lewis Clarke. Has been renovated. Sold in 2004 to Chris Wright. Sold in 2014 to Azeza A. Abouelfotoh and Magdy A. Razak Ghattts. Sold in 2004 to Chris Wright. Sold in 2014 to Azeza A. Abouelfotoh and Magdy A. Razak Ghattts.
1956 - The Frank and Roberta Penn House. Missing address. Landscape design by Lewis Clarke. 10 acres. Sold to William McGough.
1966 - The Henry John (Hank) and Virginia H. Nave Residence, Southern Pines NC. Designed with Tommy Hayes. Landscape architecture by Lewis Clarke who added an entrance fountain and decks. Featured in Southern Living magazine. Located on a cul-de-sac, according to Mrs. Nave in 2011, but she does not recall the address. Do you know where it is?
1979 - The Vincent and Marybelle S. Coe House, Country Club North Carolina, 1600 Morganton Road, Pinehurst NC. Designed while working for Hayes Howell. Landscape design by Lewis Clarke. Address unknown.
1980's - aka The Wessley House, aka Dune House, Bald Head Island NC. Designed while working for Hayes Howell. Survived a hurricane. Moved to Bald Head Island golf course.
Sources include: NCSU Libraries, Yona Owens.