Architectural Salvage Celebrates Preservation Month With Sale

Architectural Salvage of Greensboro celebrates May 2010, Historic Preservation Month by offering significant sales throughout our retail showroom at 300 Bellemeade Street in downtown Greensboro. The sale extends to several items that ASG is famous for, including 50% off columns, balusters, doors, flooring, hand rails, and kitchen sinks. Additional items can be purchased for 25% off retail proce,…

Early Greensboro Skyscraper Nominated for Landmark Status

A classic downtown Greensboro skyscraper might earn recognition as a Guilford County Landmark Property at next week’s City Council meeting. The nomination for landmark status has been submitted to Council with a favorable recommendation by the Guilford County Historic Preservation Commission. Popularly known as the Southeastern Building, the (former) American Exchange National Bank Building was…

The Secrets of Bluford Street

East Greensboro is rich with historic and cultural sites, ranging from Dudley High School to the L. Richardson Hospital and War Memorial Stadium, as well as the campuses of Bennett College for Women and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (A&T). However, one asset has been forgotten by historians and neighborhood advocates – the…

Preservation Greensboro Recognizes Oustanding Projects of 2009

Preservation Greensboro presented its annual Preservation Awards on February 10, 2010. Recipients were nominated by members of the organization and the community. Projects were recognized on several merits, including adherence to established preservation practice and visibility from a public right-of-way and project completion in 2009. The event was held at the Event Center at the…

The Year Ahead in Preservation

With losses of historic properties in the Fisher Park neighborhood such the the Holleman House by First Presbytrian Church and threatened destruction of the Commencement House, the Cascade Saloon and the Newman-Whitney Machine Works, 2009 was a difficult year for Greensboro’s preservation community…but will 2010 be any better? Several initiatives indicate an upbeat year for saving…

Courting College Hill; When No Means Yes

A recent project proposed by Edwards Development of Ohio for the Newman and Whitney site (image, right) adjecent to the College Hill Historic District envisions over 700 students housed in a complex of 10 buildings. Neighborhood residents are protesting the plans on grounds that the development will exacerbate parking issues and increase the neighborhood’s population by 50%. Pro-development advocates…