THOMAS THURMON "TOMMY" HAYES, JR., FAIA (1925-1987)After serving in the Army, Hayes attended NCSU on a football scholarship and received a degree in Architectural Engineering in 1949 and a degree in architecture in 1951. For a brief time, he worked with William Deitrick. According to his wife Cleon, he also worked briefly with Edward Loewenstein, who sent him to Southern Pines to work on three houses. In 1952, Hayes decided to go on his own and founded T. T. Hayes Jr. and Associates. He served as construction superintendent for the McElvare Residence, a design by Henry Kamphoefner. Later he partnered with Tom Marshall to form Hayes Marshall and Associates; then in 1958 with Calvin Howell to form Hayes Howell and Associates.
He was AIANC President in 1978. After his death, Robert Anderson and David Clinton eventually bought the firm; Clinton left and it is now called Anderson Architects PLLC.
David Clinton recalls that Hayes was a consummate designer and teacher who would frequently quote his muse, Matthew Novicki, architect of Raleigh's Dorton Arena. Pictured below are former firm partners Dick Schnedl, Dick Mitchell, Hayes, and Calvin Howell in the 1970's.
1955 - The Will and Diane Howard Residence, 3905 Henderson Road, Greensboro NC. Will Howard was Hayes' college roommate. Poured terrazzo floors. Sold to Andrew L. and Adele G. Ducker in 1967. Sold in 1971 to Thomas N. and Joanne P. Meschery. Sold in 1972 to Andrew J. and Grace F. Rubin. Sold in 1977 to E. Shepard Huntley and Marjorie L. Huntley. Sold in 2001 to Clint Popper. In foreclosure as of 2013.
1958 - The Thomas and Cleon Hayes House,
1100 East Massachusetts Avenue, Southern Pines NC.
Around 1959 - The C. M. Hazlehurst House, Southern Pines NC. Landscape architect Lewis Clarke.
1959 - The Steed Residence, Candor NC. No picture or specific
Do you have one?
1960 - The Thomas and Cleon Hayes Beach House,
5125 West Beach Drive, Oak Island NC.
1961 - The William W. and Jean G. Hornig House,
3940 Starmount, Greensboro NC.
1961 - The William W. and Jean G. Hornig House, 3940 Starmount, Greensboro NC.Sold in 2010 to Shirley and Jeffrey Vestal.
1961 - The William (Bill) and Diana Goff Residence, Country Club Circle, Southern Pines NC. Built by D. A. Rollins of Vass NC. Featured in the September 1965 NC Architect. Top photo by Frank Lotz Miller.
Around 1961 - Owner unknown. Country Club Circle, Southern Pines NC. Featured in the June 1963 NC Architect. Know anything about this house?
1965 - The George and Winnie Wood Residence, aka the Waterside Residence, Havenwood Drive, Camden NC. Built by Case and Hobbs. This large home, built around a courtyard, won an AIANC Merit Award in 1972. George Wood ran unsuccessfully for Governor in 1976. Landscape architecture by Lewis Clarke. Photos by Joseph Molitor.
1967 - The Howard J. and Edna M. Stanley House, 400 Lake Dornach, Pinehurst NC. Sold in 1977 to Robert R. and Evangeline Laidlaw. Deeded to daughter Lisa Laidlaw.
1969 - The Ralph E. and Betty K. Kent Residence, Country Club of North Carolina, Pinehurst NC. Sold around 1983. As of 2009, Mrs. Kent was still alive but did not remember the address. Do you have one? Landscape architecture by Lewis Clarke.
1970 - The Robert W. Youngblood House, 1201 Brookside Drive, Wilson NC. Commissioned around 1968. Sold 2005 to Elizabeth J. and Matthew W. White. Sold in 2012 to Vicki J. and John G. Givens.
The Bobby and Sara Jordan Beach House.
1974 - The Charles Russell Residence, 660 Biscoe Road, Troy NC. Designed by Dan Hayes, no relation to Thomas. Built by Myrick Construction of Star NC. Landscaping by Lewis Clarke of Raleigh. Mechanical by HL Buffaloe of Raleigh. B/W photos by Thomas Hayes. Sold in 2009 to Danny and Anita DeBerry.
1980 - The Edward Town "Ted" Taws Jr. and Ann Taws Residence. 9-10 Apawamis Place, at the Country Club North Carolina, Pinehurst NC. Designed by Hayes with Dick Schnedl and Lynn Page Anderson.
1980 - The Norris L. and Sara Hodgkins Residence, Weymouth Drive,
1987 - The Claiborne and Mary Jo Morris Residence, 1600 Morganton Road Y-70, on the 11th hole at the Cardinal Course at the Country Club of North Carolina in Pinehurst NC. Designed by David Clinton. Includes a pool on five acres. This was Hayes' last completed house. He died about the time they were moving in. Landscaping by Lewis Clarke of Raleigh. 5,976 square feet. Sold in 2008 to Robert and Constance L. Lovell.
1988 - The Chris Brown Residence, National Golf Course, Pinehurst NC. Across the fairway from the Kaufman residence. Not sure of the address, was possibly 40 Royal County Down.
1989 - The Ron and Janet Coffman Residence, 102 Berwick Circle at the National Golf Club, Pinehurst NC. Hayes had passed away by this time; the house was designed by Hayes Howell associate David Clinton.
Sources include: His wife Cleon Hayes, former partner Calvin Howell, History of The North Carolina Chapter of the AIA 1913-1998: An Architectural Heritage by C. David Jackson and Charlotte V. Brown, Robert Anderson, David Clinton, Mary Jo Morris, Lewis Clarke, James Brandt. Most photos by Joseph Molitor or Gordon Schenck.
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