Preservation Today in the Gate City
There are few places that evoke such a diverse sense of American history as Greensboro. The cultural center of the Society of Friends in the South gave birth to such notable personalities as the resilient First Lady Dolley Madison, the enigmatic writer O. Henry, and the fearless Greensboro Four. Greensboro was also a stage for the American Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and the Civil Rights Movement. However, Greensboro’s historical legacy is not limited solely to personalities and pivot points. The city has long been home to a large and vibrant African American population, Southern Industrialists, and numerous institutions of higher learning have graced the city with a broad selection of architectural history, ranging from Federal and Greek Revival designs to Mid-Century Modern works. Historic preservation is thriving our city center and surrounding neighborhoods such as Southside, College Hill, Summit Avenue, and South Benbow Road as well as representation by treasured landmarks throughout the city.
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