Thanks to my friend and fellow Steward Manor historian Jim Smart for tracking down this vintage ad, and pointing out that the apartment complex actually used this Holcomb & Hoke FolDoor unit in its infancy.
As a child, I lived in units at both 2 Woodland Ct. and 100 Bryan Ct. between 1978 and 1987, and neither of them had the folding partition at that time. But I do recall some friends’ kitchens on Woodland and Sharon Courts having different types of kitchen partitions—likely hanging from the original FolDoor track. In fact, I remembered this shot from June 1989 of Ron Pressley (one of my best friends since 1st grade) preparing an iced coffee—at least a decade before mainstream America became hooked on iced coffee. 🙂
The Pressley family always had hanging beads of this sort, which created a kitchen partition considerably less severe than the solid FolDoor unit. Through the beads, we can see a glimpse of the original kitchen cabinets as they appeared on Woodland Ct. in 1989.