HENRY CLYDE (HANK) MCDONALD JR., AIA (1927-2003)
McDonald grew up and lived most of his life in Transylvania County NC. He served in the Navy during World War II. He studied architecture at Brevard College and Clemson. McDonald worked for Six Associates in Asheville before going on his own in 1953 with William H. O'Cain as O'Cain & McDonald. Later the firm was McDonald & Daniels, and by 1958 it was simply Henry Clyde McDonald. In 1967 he partnered with Samuel A. (Sam) Brewton. They focused on homes, schools, and commercial buildings in the Lake Toxaway and Cashiers area plus nine buildings at Brevard College and more than 40 churches. McDonald taught engineering at Brevard College and served as a visiting lecturer at Clemson University.
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1951 - The Walter Straus House, 47 Grandview Avenue, Brevard NC. Original address was 210 Grandview Avenue. Designed when McDonald worked for O'Cain. Sold to Joan C. and Terry Barham, a landscape architect.
1951 - The Stricker House, 97 Country Club Circle, Brevard NC. According to Marty Wainwright, the foyer stones were provided by Stricker for the architect. He drove to Tennessee to acquire the rock, driving truckloads back in his pickup truck. The wood paneling in the living room and master bedroom were bartered payments from a patient. Sold to Mark Hazel. Sold to Henry and Catherine Garrett. Sold in 2013 to Marty and Michael Wainwright.
1959 - The Gilbert F. and Dovie Coan House, 100 Turnpike Road, Brevard NC. Sold to David and Karen Cox.
1961 - The Gail Scott House, 262 Joree Lane, Brevard NC. Original address was 11 Joree Lane. Guest house addition, 260 Joree Lane, built in 1970 for sister Lillian G. Scott. Deeded to Mary K. Scott and Lillian G. Scott. Sold in 1979 to Clarence and Mildred Knoche. Sold in 1989 to Robert W. and Jean F. Morgan. Deeded to Jean F. Morgan. Sold in 1992 to Mary and Steve Arnaudin.
1964 - The J. W. and Florence Simpson House, 44 Briarwood Lane, Brevard NC. Built by L. E. Bagwell. Sold in 1988 to Ronald and Mary Castle. Sold in 1995 to John and Carol Johnson. Sold in 2001 to John and Amy Morrow. Sold in 2006 to Joyce Douglas. Sold in 2017 to Mark and Barbara Belli. Sold in 2020 to Julie and Christopher L. Mak.
1966 - The R. H. Wright House, 145 Lake Point Drive, Lake Toxaway NC. Sold for the first time to Andrew and Lori Richman. Renovated and expanded in 1994 by architect Steve Arnaudin. Top three photos are pre-renovation; rest are post-renovation.
1966 - The John and Joan Mitchell House, 19 Cameron Circle Pisgah Forest NC. Designed with Sam Brewton. Built by L. E. Bagwell. Alterations and additions were later done by McDonald and Brewton. Sold in 1972 to Joel and Susan Townsend. Sold in 2017 to Philip and Mackenzie Henry. Sold in 2019 to Curtis and Kara Greenwood. Featured in Carolina Home + Gardent, December 2022. Sold in 2023 to B. H. Fryefield and T. G. Cox. Photos by Brooke Clark Studio.
1966 - The Tom and Dolly Walker House, 1330 Fairway Drive, Lake Toxaway Estates, Lake Toxaway NC. Sold to Betsy and Jimmy Adams, still owners as of 2022.
1973 - The Joyce and Richard Thomas House, 425 Kentwood Lane, Pisgah Forest NC. Deeded in 1976 to Joyce Thomas. Sold in 1988 to Richard and Nancy Albyn. Sold in 2009 to Richard and Martha Mayberry.
1984 - The Edward W. Seese House, 163 South East Shore Drive, Lake Toxaway NC. Built by Herbert B. Powell. Landscaping by Luther E. Smith. Sold in 1995 to Norma J. and Gerhard M. Freche. Sold in 2019 to Alexander MacKinnon III. Sold in 2022 to JRS Real Estate Partners LLC.
Year unknown - Bennett House, Caldwell Street, Brevard NC.
Sources include: Mack McDonald; Steve Arnaudin.