Landmark House in Southside’s New Lease on Life

One of Greensboro’s most interesting historic houses is getting a major makeover. The William Fields House at 447 Arlington Street near Southside was constructed between 1875 and 1879 (image, right). The two-story brick structure was designed in the Gothic Revival style of architecture, an unusual theme in the American South where steep-pitched roofs and narrow…

Expanding North Carolina’s Architectural IQ

What’s your North Carolina architectural IQ? Who is your favorite local architect or builder? Chances are, your IQ will skyrocket and your favorite designers will multiply after visiting the new Biographical Dictionary of Architects and Builders in North Carolina website. The effort to record biographies of Tar Heel architects began during the research for the…

On Elm Street, A Chapter of History Is Preserved

A touchstone to Greensboro’s commercial past now enjoys an extra level of recognition…and protection. Last night, the Meyer’s Department Store building at the corner of South Elm Street and February One Place was designated as a Guilford County Landmark Property by the Greensboro City Council. The owner-requested designation was unanimously approved by council following a…

Landmarks in the Mail

Landmarks, Preservation Greensboro’s quarterly newsmagazine, will be delivered to area mailboxes soon! The publication is delivered to those who contribute to Preservation Greensboro (PGI), but is also available at Blandwood Mansion for pickup. The cover sports a porch detail of the Preservation Award-winning Anthony House, the centerpiece of the new apartment community “The Gardens at the Anthony…

At the Heart of Historic Preservation

Sally Quinn’s heartfelt essay about her foray into historic preservation reminds us of the value of place, history, and authenticity. Her East Hampton, New York home, Grey Gardens, is the setting of a recent HBO film about the life of its previous inhabitants…inspired by a now-cultish classic documentary from 1975. “The first thing the contractor said was, “It…