2R. J. Reynolds1875 – moved to Winston from Va. to begin tobacco trade (chose Winston b/c it had a rail hub)1888 – founded R. J. Reynolds Tobacco1907 – introduced Prince Albert (in a can) smoking tobacco1913 – introduced Camel brand – the first packaged cigarette
3On July 30, 1918, The Winston Salem Journal wrote: “The city’s civic, religious, and social institutions advanced with the growth of the tobacco company. The triumph of Prince Albert and Camel cigarettes caused factories to spring up all over the city, and attracted thousands of new people. By the time of his death in 1918, R.J. Reynolds had brought prosperity to an entire region of North Carolina” (Reynolda House Museum of Art Exhibits).
41905 – Katherine Smith married R. J. Reynolds 1906 – bought over 1000 acres of “desolate” land to build Reynolda (their summer home)1917 – Reynolda Manor completed1965 – opened to the public
5The Manor a village where Reynolds workers could live a post office, schools,a chapel,a blacksmith shop9-hole golf coursea greenhouse
6Katherine & the Farm Wanted a model farm Encouraged people to grow own foodAfter a public issue over clean milk, started Reynolda Dairy
7Katherine & businessEncouraged RJR to shorten employees work hours and provide a nursery
8Lasting Influence of RJR He also granted endowments toGuilford College,the Oxford Orphan Asylum, andthe Baptist Orphanage, in addition tomany other charities and churches in the Winston-Salem community.He became the first southern man to establish a hospital serving African-Americans in the South, the Slater Hospital.[He started a savings and loan,served on the town board of Winston-Salem, andbegan a YMCA andan opera houseReynolds donated money to the establishment of the Slater Industrial School, which would later become Winston-Salem State University
9Lasting Influence of Katherine contributed land and funds to establish The Richard J. Reynolds High School and the R. J. Reynolds Memorial Auditorium
10The ChildrenRichard Joshua Reynolds, Jr. (April 4, December 14, 1964) who marriedElizabeth McCaw "Blitz" Dillard ( Dec. 1961),Richard Joshua "Josh" Reynolds III,John Dillard Reynolds,Zachary Taylor Reynolds, andWilliam Neal Reynolds II.Marianne O'Brien (d. 1985),Michael Randolph Reynolds (July 13, November 3, 2004) andPatrick Reynolds, who publicly took a stand as a tobaccofree advocate (b. December 2, ).Muriel Maud Marston Laurence Greenough (December 28, 1915 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada ), andAnnemarie Schmitt (b ) RJ Jr and Blitz had four sons,two days after RJ Jr died, Irene Sabine Reynolds (b. December 16, )Mary Katherine Reynolds (August 8, July 17, 1953) who marriedCharles Henry Babcock (September 22, December 13, 1967)Nancy Susan Reynolds (February 5, January 1985) who marriedHenry Walker Bagley (August 6, 1900 in Atlanta, Georgia - April 19, 1983) andJane Bagley Lehman,Susan Bagley Bloom, andAnne Bagley Grant, andone son, Smith Bagley, cell phone business executive and social activist.Gilbert Verney.Zachary Smith Reynolds (November 5, July 6, 1932) who marriedAnne Ludlow Cannon (August 31, June 21, 1961andLibby Holman on Sunday November 29, 1931.
11Lasting Influence of Children Mary Reynolds Babcockdonated Reynolda House to be used as an art museumcontributed to the William Neal Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh, in honor of her unclegave $525,000 for a dormitory at Salem College in Winston-SalemCreated the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation to honor her brother (suspicious death at age 20)Donated land to start a country clubDonated land to Wake Forest UniversityWith sister Susan, opened Smith Reynolds Airport
12Nancy Susan Reynolds Bagley Verney DickDonated land for Reynolds ParkNancy Susan Reynolds Bagley Verneydeeded Virginia Tech 710 acres of Rock Spring Plantation.In 1980, she deeded them another 7 acres where Reynolds' childhood home and a continuing education center standcreated an endowment of $1.7 million to provide cultural programming to the surrounding community, to run a forestry research center on the site, and to fund a scholarship program for Patrick County high school students
13RJR’s nephew, Richard S. Reynolds, Sr., In 1919, founded the U.S. Foil Company in Louisville, Kentucky, supplying tin-lead wrappers to cigarette and candy companies.In 1924, he bought the maker of Eskimo Pies (which were foil-wrapped) andfour years later he purchased Robertshaw Thermostat, Fulton Sylphon, and part of Beechnut Foil, adding the companies to U.S. Foil to form Reynolds Metals.After realizing the limitations of the tin and lead used in his company's products, in 1926 he added aluminum to the line. The company began using aluminum foil as a packaging material in 1926, andin 1947 they introduced Reynolds Wrap. Sold worldwide, it transformed food storage.Reynolds Metals was the second-largest aluminum company in the United States and the third-largest in the world.
14In addition to the house, 28 of the original thirty buildings remain. To the west lie the restored formal gardens, noted for their Japanese cryptomeria and weeping cherry trees.The 16-acre lake behind the house ("Lake Katharine") has reverted to wetlands, which provide a home for a variety of wildlife.Many of the buildings in the village are now occupied by boutiques, shops, and restaurants.Servants button at dinner table, Dumbwaiter