College Hill Home Restored With Reinvestment Partners

The Carrie and Charles Angle House at 919 Spring Garden Street in College Hill was saved from demolition through a partnership between the College Hill Neighborhood Association, the 1772 Foundation, the Covington Foundation, the City of Greensboro, and the Preservation Greensboro Development Fund. The home is an excellent example of an American Foursquare with Colonial…

Greensboro and the Concrete Jungle

Greensboro is best known – in architectural circles – for its flagship Italian Villa-style Blandwood Mansion, its signature Jefferson Standard Life Insurance Skyscraper, and its Art Deco-style Kress and Woolworth (International Civil Rights Center & Museum) buildings. However, to fans of modern architecture, Greensboro might represent a high-water mark in the region for its collection…

Is This Landmark Irving Park’s Oldest House?

The McAdoo-Sanders-Tatum House has long captured attention in Greensboro’s priciest enclave for its welcoming wrap-around porch, stonework, and glittering lead-glass windows. But the house at 303 Wentworth Street – recently recognized as a Guilford County Landmark property – might hold another superlative title as Irving Park’s oldest home. The residence is described by historian Sunny…

Walter Gropius in the Gate City

“Less is More” is the well-known edict of the German design school Bauhaus, and Walter Gropius was Bauhaus’s founder. In Greensboro, one building is attributed to the world famous designer that helped introduce modernist design principles to the American public. A native of Berlin, Gropius was an architect and art educator who founded the Bauhaus…

Pivoting Politics: Documenting the Shifting Position of John Motley Morehead on the Topic of Slavery

There is no lens within our modern moral context to understand or condone the enslavement of fellow human beings that took place in the first 258 years of American history. It is a horror that has haunted the human experience and remains in practice even today. However, by reflecting on the historical context of enslavement…