Upon the death of Nancy Reid on July 25, 1986, the main topic of conversation in Matthews was “What will happen to her beautiful house?” At age 88, Nancy was Dr. T.N. Reid’s last living daughter. Edward Solomon Reid, Nancy’s uncle, built the house in 1890. After living in the home for three years, he and his family moved closer to Charlotte. Nancy’s mother, Ellie Reid Bell, bought the home from her brother in 1893. She was a widow and soon to be married to Dr. Reid.