Charles Nield Bayless
First Year—Private Co. “B”; Y. M. C. A.; Baseball Squad; Art Editor Recall.
Second Year—Corporal Co. “A”; Art Editor Recall; Company Basketball.
Two years ago a pleasant fellow joined our ranks as a very efficient and studious rat. A man from Kentucky, he soon made his way into our hearts because of his quiet, yet jovial nature. His military ability was so pronounced that he was one of the few men of his class to win his chevrons this year. However, putting aside his pronounced academic ability, he will always be remembered by us in the years to come, as the artist who for two years labored and very cleverly created all the art work of our Recall. This has always been entrusted to his care, and that he has been gracious is shown by this fine book. His aim is the Navy, and we all know that some day in the future, the service will gain an efficient Kentuckian. A pleasant fellow to know, having those fine qualities that denote a real man.
Favorite Expression—“Heavens! No!”
Charles was an architect, an architectural photographer, and a member of The American Institute of Architects. He was a member of St. Phillips Episcopal Church in Charleston, the South Carolina Historical Society, and the Historical Society of St. Philip’s Church.
He studied architecture at University of Virginia, graduating in 1937 with a B.S. in Architecture.
He contributed to several books about lost historic photographs of historic buildings of the Carolinas.
The Charleston Museum has a collection of hundreds of Charles’ architectural photographs of Charleston, SC.
A Midcentury Modern Building, the People’s Federal Savings and Loan Association building, in Lexington Kentucky, designed by Charles was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2016.
8/23/1914 Louiville, Kentucky
5/22/1991 Charleston, South Carolina
Drawings from 1931 Recall
Drawings from 1932 Recall