For the Nowells, the William Henley Deitrick House was at the heart of a burgeoning family that would grow to include three children, six grandchildren and ten great grand children. Peggy Nowell outfitted the home in the classic style in which it was conceived, with the same eye for quality and beauty that characterized the family's popular clothing store. As her son relates, Peggy took pleasure in surrounding herself with beautiful things that she loved, and she built a substantial collection of porcelains and crystal. She kept her home ready to entertain, always with the table set and decorated for the season. As an active member in the Junior League and a charter member of the Raleigh Fine Arts Society, Nowell was deeply engaged in her community. William Henley Deitrick built the landmark house on Glenwood Avenue, and from it Peggy Nowell built the gracious life of the consummate Southern lady.
Highlights from The Estate of the Late Peggy Futrelle Nowell
in The Memorial Day Auction are below. In addition to pieces from the William Henley Deitrick House, the auction includes pieces from the Nowell's second home in Pinehurst, North Carolina.
The complete selection from The Estate of the Late Peggy Futrelle Nowell can be viewed here
The 21st Annual Memorial Day Auction
Monday, May 25th