Archive from 1986: Earth under hardwood at SMU basketball court

March 2, 2017

A recent research request sent me through dozens of folders marked “Southern Methodist University.” Among a particular set of folders marked 1 of 2, 2 of 2, surfaced a Paula Nelson image from 1986 renovations of SMU’s Moody Coliseum.

Archive from 1986

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Harold Reid, NWFA Founding Father, Dies at 95

August 23, 2014

John Harold Reid, who helped establish the National Wood Flooring Association in December 1985 and led installation firm Trinity Floor Company (Dallas) as owner and president, passed away Feb. 5 after experiencing a stroke; he was 95.

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MFMA Hall of Fame

August 22, 2014

Harold Reid…Legend, Patriot, Teacher.
Trinity Floor Company was established in 1935. Harold Reid started with the company in 1937 as an installer, earning $.45 cents per hour.

As an installer, his initial professional accomplishment was to install Bruce 9 x 9 Oak Parquet in the halls and dining room of the Stephenville State Prison in 1939. He also installed the same type flooring at the East Texas Baptist College in Marshall, Texas. In the early 1940’s he was the first to install Maple Unit block flooring at the Baptist Church on Ross Avenue in Dallas, Texas.

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