Guilford County’s “Carolina Dutch” Heritage Recognized

Last evening, the Guilford County Board of Commissioners approved the designation of the Ludwick Summers House at 6420 Woellner’s Way near Gibsonville as a Guilford County Landmark property. Chairman Kirk Perkins presented a commemorative plaque to property owner Dr. Stanley Corbin upon approval. As early as 1748, “Deutsch” families moved to present-day Guilford and Alamance counties…

New Strategies in Historic Preservation

Greensboro has a powerful new tool in historic preservation. Although the Preservation Greensboro Development Fund (formerly the Revolving Fund) was established in 1989, it has recently enjoyed a surge of energy that will enable a new strategy in saving Greensboro’s defining historic and architectural sites. The Fund is an autonomous sister organization to Preservation Greensboro,…

Future-Perfect-in-Past-Tense: Reclaiming the Historic Warnersville Neighborhood

Future-Perfect-in-Past-Tense grammatical terms were once the topic of discussion in the classrooms of Warnersville’s J. C. Price Elementary School, but today, the term describes a new direction planned by residents of the historically black neighborhood. Warnersville’s roots are deeply planted in Greensboro’s soil. Yardley Warner, for whom the settlement was named, was a Quaker missionary…

Secrets of the Greensboro Masonic Temple

Masons have had a presence in Greensboro since shortly after the city’s founding, but few know about the history and architecture behind the façade of the fraternal organization’s impressive Temple at 426 West Market Street. The Masons that call this Temple home have deep roots in our community, having been chartered on March 1, 1821…

Green Strategies for Historic Buildings

Can we give new meaning to the name Greensboro? In April, Preservation Greensboro will host the National Preservation Institute’s workshop on combining efforts of green design with historic preservation. The session, entitled “Green Strategies for Historic Buildings” will be led by Boston architect Jean Carroon, AIA, LEED, principal of preservation at Goody Clancy. The April…