Just over ten years ago, Preservation Greensboro launched its Treasured Places Watch List to raise awareness of threatened properties, and to illustrate the special problems encountered in saving historic sites across the city. The organization was established by a group of determined citizens in 1966 who established a community network that could offer alternatives to…
Standing in the heart of the Fisher Park neighborhood, this 1916 period home once under a demolition order by the city. The Fund cleared legal obstacles, and marketed the property for restoration. Today it is one of Greensboro’s coziest craftsman bungalows.
Built as an investment property in 1905, this Queen Anne-style house was relocated to the Bellemeade neighborhood using community development funds and private equity in order to preserve it. Today, the home remains a residential income-producing property.
Once under a demolition order, this house is a well-preserved classic bungalow, featuring the low-pitched roof, wide eaves with diagonal braces, and generous front porch that were evocative of homes in East Asia. It was constructed in 1923, and donated by Keith Bowman in 2008.
One of the three oldest houses in College Hill, and one of a small number of houses in Greensboro built in the Greek Revival style, this house was vacant and vandalized when it was saved from destruction in 1992. It was the second property saved by the Development Fund.
In May 1989, the home was severely damaged by a severe thunderstorm that blew ancient maple trees on to the house and threatened its future. The Fund acquired the property from the county, and in turn sold the historic property to a preservation-minded buyer in November 1991 with a preservation easement.
Guilford County has a wealth of treasured places, yet from time to time, some of these places are threatened with destruction. Redevelopment, facility expansion, inappropriate new development, and even neglect can cause concern among citizens who value places that hold unique personality and character. This Watch List was formulated in 2005 to illustrate our community’s…