The above home is where Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Bryan lived in Irving Park on Sunset Drive on the Southeast Corner of Cleburne Street. Mr. Bryan was one of Greensboro's most well known and revered businessmen who was extremely civic minded and financially generous to the community. After his wife, the former Kathleen M. Price, lost her battle with Alzheimer's Disease in 1985, Mr. Bryan lived in the house for ten more years, until his death in 1995. In 1996, renovations were made and UNCG's Chancellor Patricia Sullivan moved into the residence. Mr. Bryan designated his home for that purpose. The Bryan name features prominently in Greensboro: Bryan Boulevard, Bryan Park, and, most recently, The Bryan Foundation Gallery in the Historical Museum are named for him.
The Joseph M. Bryan papers are archived at UNCG where 50 linear feet of material is available. Not only details of his business history but also family history right down to details like his communication with artist Marcus Blahove who painted Bryan's portrait.
This is our contribution to Ruby Tuesday, hopefully brick red is red enough to qualify!