a pictorial tour of our neighborhood including histories of each home along with other interesting historical information


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00 ~ crepe myrtle cr ~57 viewsCrepe Myrtle Circle was a track of land that belonged to H A Nading. He designed the street and broke it up into lots to be sold. He planted crepe myrtle trees all along the street which is where the street got its name.

more later......
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125 crepe myrtle63 viewsyear built 1938

house style:

block / lot(s)
1310 / 047 and 048

owner ~ purchase date
* W C Wright ~ 12/19/1938 (lot 047 only)
Mary N McGehee & hus Wm H, Jr ~ 3/27/1939 (both lots 047 & 048 from now on)
Mrs W H McGehee, Jr ~ date not listed
Mrs W H McGehee, Jr ~ 1/1/2007
Mary Nading McGehee Heirs ~ 3/25/2011

Photo courtesy Helen Etters
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134 crepe myrtle67 viewsyear built 1953

house style: ranch

block / lot(s)
1310 / 073 and 074

owner ~ purchase date
Nading Bros ~ no date listed
H A Nading ~ 4/1/1939
* Howard C Kiger & w/Edith D ~ 11/19/1952
Joseph E Warner, Jr & w/B F ~ 12/7/1953
Chas E Ramsey & w/Elsie E ~ 7/11/1955
James W Sink a/w Lisa T ~ 8/22/1977
Lisa T Sink ~ 12/27/1996
Lisa E Talley ~ 1/1/1999
John R Palmer & w/Lisa T ~ 12/18/2003
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135 crepe myrtle72 viewsyear built 1964

house style:

block / lot(s)
1310 / 101 (used to be lot 046)

owner ~ purchase date
Nading Bros ~ no date listed
H A Nading ~ 4/1/1939
Mary Nading McGehee & hus Wm H, Jr ~ 3/26/1940
* R W Kolb, Jr & w/L F ~ 8/28/1964
Albert Oettinger, Jr ~ 3/9/1967
Kenneth R Jacobson & w/Irene B ~8/29/1974
Stuart T Wright & w/Alexandra ~ 7/31/1976
Ralph S Fraser & w/Annette P ~ 8/29/80
Wallace Evan Yount, III ~ 10/27/1989
Sylvia B Billue ~ 5/17/1993
Dianne Dailey ~ 8/21/1996
Charlene Watkins ~ 10/4/2004
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135 crepe myrtle 271 views
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145 crepe myrtle73 viewsyear built 1965

house style: ranch

block / lot(s)
1310 / 102, 103, and 104 (originally lots 044, 045, and 102)

owner ~ purchase date
Nading Bros ~ no date listed
H A Nading ~ 4/1/1939
H C Hunt & w/Sadie ~ 8/11/1943 (lots 044 and 045 only)
H C Hunt & w/Sadie - 8/12/1943 (lot 102 only)
E E Woosley & w/Sarah ~ 2/15/1944 (lot 104 - back portion of lots 044 & 045 changed to lot 104)
* Kenneth F Hauser & w/D W ~ 1/8/1965 (lot 103 - front portion of lots 044 & 045 changed to lot 103)
* Kenneth F Hauser & w/D W ~ 1/8/1965 (lot 102) (lots 102, 103, and 104 from now on)
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150 crepe myrtle70 viewsyear built 1957

house style: ranch

block / lot(s)
1310 / 071B and 072

owner ~ purchase date
Nading Bros ~ no date listed
H A Nading ~ 4/1/1939 (lots 71 & 72)
* Z D Hoots ~ 2/11/1955 (lots 71B & 72 from now on)
Sidney F Hoots & w/M T ~ 3/15/1958
A V Keys & w/Shirley S ~ 11/4/1960
Calvin Pickard Ogburn & w/L L ~ 3/15/1962
Ina Myrtle Bolick ~ 2/5/1963
Adrienne C Richardson & Marian S Richardson ~ 2/1979
Adrienne C Richardson & Marian S Richardson "o" ~ 12/30/1983
Marian S Richardson "o" full int. ~ 6/10/1985
Edward D Ridenhour & w/A E ~ 10/25/1985
Domenick Sperduti & w/Gretchen A ~ 11/30/90
Gretchen Ayers Sperduti ~ 6/10/1993
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154 crepe myrtle77 viewsyear built 1950

house style:

block / lot(s)
1310 / 060 and 061

owner ~ purchase date
Nading Bros ~ no date listed
H A Nading ~ 4/1/1939
* Gustave J Sather & w/Martha V ~ 7/12/1949 (3/8/1951 ?)
Martha V Sather ~ 1/1/1993
Martha V Sather ~ 1/1/2007
Inspired Spaces Llc ~ 6/11/2010
Robert Louis Licari & Anna Michelle Licari ~ 7/29/2011
Thomas Roger Gladden & Janet Price Gladden ~ 9/5/2014


In 1950 Gustave (Skipper) and Martha Sather began construction of their small home. They literally built the house themselves. They were even featured in the Winston-Salem Journal on their endeavor. The house was originally much smaller than it is today and was only built as a temporary house. They had intended on building a larger home adjacent to this one on the right side, but ended up just making additions to this house instead.

Because there were only a small number of homes on CMC at the time, they were allowed to choose their house number. So, they chose 154, which is why their home is out of sequence of the house numbers. All of the homes in the 150’s are on the opposite end of the circle.

The original house was the left half and consisted of an enclosed garage, small kitchen, large living room, bedroom and bathroom. Later, an addition of another room (den) was added to the back of the living room and a large bedroom with large closets to the right of the living room. The garage was converted into a guest bedroom and a carport added just in front of the original garage. A small side porch on the left side made a side entrance and a back entrance off the original back bedroom. Later a larger side porch was added after Mrs Sather sold the house.

The Sathers never had any children. After Mr Sather passed away, Mrs Sather remained in the home for several more years. Eventually, she made the tough decision to move into an assisted living residence. But, she didn’t go very far. She now lives at Brookridge on Bethabara Rd.

The next owner after Mrs Sather was Jeff and Susan MacIntosh. They own a business, Inspired Spaces, llc, that specializes in renovating, redesigning, and preserving older homes. Jeff is also a broker for Leonard, Ryden, Burr Real Estate and is our City Council Member for the Northwest Ward, and part of OC is in that ward.

They made some updates to the house giving it a mid-century modern type of feel. They opened up and updated the kitchen and converted the old garage/bedroom into a dining area. Sliding industrial type doors lead into the den on the back, the bathroom was updated and an additional bathroom added in the master suite. They took up the carpet and installed hardwood floors throughout the house. The original built-ins remain in the dining room and original bedroom. They also added a larger side porch. After the renovations the MacIntoshes staged and sold the house.

Mrs Sather lived in her little home in Oak Crest for over 60 years. Her sister, Lucy Stith, is also a long time resident of OC. Her family has resided in OC since 1939. Although Mrs Stith now resides in Arbor Acres, her son, David Stith, still resides in the family home on Idlewild Dr.

Photo courtesy Helen Etters
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155 crepe myrtle69 viewsyear built 1951

house style:

block / lot(s)
1310 / 042B and 043

owner ~ purchase date
Nading Bros ~ no date listed
H A Nading ~ 4/1/1939 (lots 042 & 043)
Mrs Mary P Grubbs ~ 12/8/1948 (lots 042B & 043 from now on)
* Zelma inex Smith (Brown) ~ 7/7/1950
Bill B Brown & w/Inez list ~ no date listed
John M Zerba & w/C H ~ 4/30/1974
Jos M Clapper & w/D M ~ 7/20/1976
Gerald G Hopkins & w/Ann C ~ 6/3/1983
Allin F Cottrell & w/Nancy Crooks ~ 8/26/94

Photo courtesy Helen Etters
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155 crepe myrtle ~ play house74 views
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157 crepe myrtle68 viewsyear built 1941

house style:

block / lot(s)
1310 / 040B, 041, and 042A

owner ~ purchase date
Nading Bros ~ no date listed
H A Nading ~ 4/1/1939
* William A Moser & w/Nora S ~ 4/21/1941 (lots 040B & 041 only)
William A Moser & w/Lenora S ~ 9/4/1941 (lot 042A only)
Carrie M Vickery ~ 8/28/1945
J L Drummond & w/Marguerite G ~ 4/11/1953
Marguerite G Drummond ~ 1/1/1994
Floyd Timothy Mitchell ~ 5/28/2003
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157 crepe myrtle 259 views
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