RALPH WHEELER CRUMP (1919-2015)
Crump was born at a farmhouse owned by Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin East in Wisconsin. After serving in WWII, Crump graduated from the College of Architecture at Cornell in 1949 with a Bachelor of Architecture degree then worked for Rhees Burkett and T. B. Bourne. He became a registered architect in 1952 and started working for Larson and Larson overseeing the construction of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem NC. Crump started a solo architectural practice in Winston-Salem in 1955. He left his firm in 1968 to become a professor of architecture at Cornell. After a long tenure teaching, he retired to Easton MD in 1983 and continued to work in historic restoration.
1958 - The George K. and Berletta S. Walker House, 102 North Avalon Road, Winston-Salem NC. Deeded in 1998 to a Berletta Walker Trust. Sold in 2011 to Chris and Heather Bowen.
1961 - The Richard G. and Mary Weaver House, 2842 Galsworthy Drive, Winston-Salem NC. Sold in 2013 to Suzanne Craft and Laura D. Baker. Renovated by Tom Maul of Seattle.
1962 - The Louis and Jane Shaffner House, 740 Pine Valley Road NW, Winston-Salem NC. Sold in 2008 to David and Seoyoung Ahn.
1962 - The Ruth and Percy R. Hooper House, 3640 Spaulding Drive, Winston-Salem NC. Sold shortly after completion to William H. and Gwendolyn Andrews. As of 2021, still owned as a life estate by Gwendolyn Andrews.
1963 - The Richard and Marylynn Coghill House, 955 Arbor Road, Winston-Salem NC. Possibly by Crump, needs verification. Deeded around 2004 to heirs who kept it as a second house. Sold in 2020 to Ryane Dunnagan.
1967 - The Benjamin M. and Margaret Seelbinder House, 2171 Royall Drive, Winston-Salem NC. The Seelbinders were both math instructors at Wake Forest. Built by William Burton. Sold in 1985 to Brian and Sarah Meehan. Deeded in 1998 to Sarah Meehan. Sold in 2004 to Melinda N. and William E. Conner.
1967 - The William R. and Janet Lee Morgan House, 4210 Briar Creek Road, Clemmons NC. Sold in 2020 to Curtis Leonard.
1968 - The David A. and Barbara B. Hills House, 2160 Royall Drive, Winston-Salem NC. Commissioned 1967. Built by Lee Stallings. Architect Stuart Hills grew up there. Sold in 2007 to David Anderson and Sharon Fortner who added a garage.
1968 - The Emily H. and Ed Wilson House, 3381 Timberlake Lane, Winston-Salem NC. Built by Lee Stallings. Still in the Wilson family as of 2021.
1968 - The Henry (Hank) and Mary Lauerman House, 931 Partridge Lane, Winston-Salem NC. Commissioned 1967. Deeded to Henry (Hank) and Josephine Shipley Lauerman. Sold in 1997 to her son, E. Taylor Shipley Jr., and his wife Alston, still owners as of 2021.
1969 - The Gloria Ann and Robert N. Shorter House, 2140 Royall Drive, Winston-Salem NC. Built by Lee Stallings. Sold in 1991 to Georgia K. and Jon C. Lewis. Sold in 1997 to Tomomi and Bruce K. Rubin. Sold in 2002 to Andrea C. and Graydon H. Ellis. Sold in 2014 to Diana G. and Adam R. Goldstein.
Sources include: Cornell University; Stuart Hills; Sally Warther.