Greensboro has a long tradition of grand residences that began with Blandwood, a two-story Federal-period home built in 1795 by Charles Bland in a wooded setting that in 1808 was selected for the village of Greensborough. Blandwood was modest by today’s standard, but compared to the predominent log structures of the period, it was grand. Featuring four…
The preservation movement has been active in Greensboro since 1887, when the Guilford Battleground Company was organized to preserve the Revolutionary War battlefield just north of the city. Other early projects in the city included the preservation of the Weir House on North Edgeworth Street for use as the headquarters of the Greensboro Women’s Club…
Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket… for free.
Constructed in 1908 for Jalie Hunt Cox, a widowed mother of two daughters from High Point, this Glenwood neighborhood house was located on land acquired for UNCG campus expansion. In a partnership with the University, the structure was relocated to Haywood Street in December 2011. It was acquired by a family and completely restored.
Preservation Greensboro Development Fund Gold House, 211 South Edgeworth Street This property was demolished This three-bay, two-story, Colonial Revival-style residence was likely constructed around 1925. The side-gabled, 2,656 square foot structure retained original wood trim, plaster walls, and oak/pine floors. Other notable features included wire-cut exterior brick, a full-width front porch, and fanlights in the…
By Heather Fearnbach A narrative and photographic overview of the Twin City’s architectural development from the eighteenth century to the present. There are almost 900 documentary and current images of architecturally and historically significant buildings and neighborhoods. Published in 2015. Hardcover $60.00
Greensboro’s historical legacy is not limited solely to personalities. The city has long been home to a large and vibrant African American population, Southern Industrialists, and numerous institutions of higher learning.
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Letitia’s account book records the unconventionally enterprising life of a single Southern woman. Educated and worldly, and the eldest daughter of a prominent governor, Letitia Morehead Walker maintained her personal affairs, whether economic or altruistic.
Three paintings from a primary figure in North Carolina’s artistic history can be seen in their original setting at Blandwood.
The Blandwood Gardens offer a unique gardening experience for those who blend their history with horticulture.
The Foust House is a benchmark for architecture and design in Guilford County during the Victorian Period. It illustrates the holdings of a successful Guilford County farmer who cultivated 3,000-acres during the Reconstruction Era near Whitsett.