Hillside Estate Recognized as Significant Statewide

Hillside is a grand home in Fisher Park built by Julian Price that has been recognized by the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Officer to be of statewide significance. The significance stems from the home’s builder Julian Price, a nationally known insurance executive, business and civic leader, and philanthropist who had a leadership role in many…

Cascade Saloon Restoration Plan in Development

A nationally recognized construction company with over $2 billion in construction currently underway, with experience in 38 states, and countless awards under its belt is planning to restore Greensboro’s historic Cascade Saloon to house its regional office. The Christman Company is a fully management-owned general contractor that is nationally recognized for its work in historic…

An Iconic Mansion with a Tabloid Past Opens for One-Time Tour

Built as the home for prominent lawyer and businessman Alfred Moore Scales (1870- 1940) and his wife Mary (1892-1960), this two-story, brick Neoclassical Revival residence at 1207 Lakewood Drive is located in the heart of Greensboro’s Hamilton Lakes neighborhood.  When the house was built in 1926, Scales was a practicing attorney, mayor of the village of Hamilton…

Mid-Century Modern Stunner on Historic Home Tour

Among the homes of Hamilton Lakes, the Howard House at 3905 Henderson Road stands as an eye-catching example of Mid-Century Modernism. Built for Diane (1929-2009) and Will (1927-1996) Howard in 1955, the house has been substantially reconstructed in 2014-15 in order to address long-term challenges related to materials, drainage, and sustainability. It retains its original H-shaped…

Sun-Filled House Showcasing Art on Upcoming Tour of Historic Homes

Bright sunlight floods the interior of the Louise and Vernon Barrickman House, highlighting a cheery art collection by one of Greensboro’s best known artists.  Located on a low bluff overlooking the intersection of Kemp Road West and Erskine Drive West, the Barrickman House was first occupied by Louise (1913-1957) and Vernon (1908-1961) Barrickman. The couple…

Exuberant Mediterranean-Inspired Residence to be on Tour of Historic Homes

The Rachel and Harry Barton Residence, located at 104 Kemp Road West in the Hamilton Lakes neighborhood will be included in next month’s Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens. Harry Barton (1876-1937) designed and occupied this eye-catching Mediterranean house with his wife Rachel (1875-1957). Barton was born in Philadelphia and attended Temple College. He completed…

2014 Preservation and Volunteer Awards Announced

At its 49th Annual Meeting, Preservation Greensboro board, members, and guests celebrated re-investment in the Gate City. With help from the Keynote Speaker the North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper, attendees recognized those who see that some of the most challenging properties are in fact some of the most treasured places. The past year has…

Century Old College Hill Home Sold for Restoration

The Carrie and Charles Angle House commands one of College Hill’s busiest streets, but the vacant structure has provided a gloomy entrance to the historic neighborhood since a June 2011 fire. Beginning today, a new owner will turn the neighborhood’s worst house into a show house as work commences to restore the historic home’s shine.…

Key Historic District Home Slated for Restoration

A fire damaged home in one of Greensboro’s oldest neighborhoods will get a new lease on life. The home will be acquired by Pam Frye, a veteran general contractor and associate of Chaney Properties with experience restoring homes in Greensboro’s historic districts. On April 14th of this year, the charming bungalow in the Summit Avenue/Aycock…