Preservation Greensboro contributes a key role in the growth of Greensboro’s economy and vitality through tourism, reinvestment, and place-making. With diverse initiatives that help you to restore, explore, and connect with your community, Preservation Greensboro provides a voice for revitalization, improved quality of life, and conservation of historic resources for future generations.
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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 pioneering broadcaster Edward R. Murrow. 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 thriving our city center and surrounding neighborhoods such as Southside, College Hill, Summit Avenue, and Fisher Park as well as treasured landmarks throughout the city.