Preservation Greensboro Development Fund
The Wilford C. Buchanan House is located at 810 Haywood Street in the Glenwood Neighborhood of Greensboro
This home was purchased in 2016 and is restored.
This charming three-bedroom 1923 Craftsman cottage has been sold to a couple from New Jersey who are setting roots in Greensboro.
Kristin and Rick Cooper purchased the home that includes a living room with a fireplace, a dining room, kitchen, twin bedrooms, a full bath and a third guest bedroom.
Richard is a registered nurse who will be working at Moses Cone and Kristin has long been an old house enthusiast. Kristen describes attending historical tours of Williamsburg, Roanoke, Key West, Belvidere, and St. Augustine. “I could picture the former owners in their daily lives,” she recalled “I wanted to become part of the rich tapestry of the house’s story.”
With their purchase, the Coopers are now stewards of the Buchanan Home. The residence is named for its first occupant, Wilford C. Buchanan, a clerk at the Southeastern Express Co. Buchanan lived in the house with his wife Martha, daughters Elsie and Margaret, and son Wilford Jr. through the 1930s. Stark H. Swain and his wife Louise lived in the home from 1940 into the 1960s. Swain was a fireman for the Southern Railway Company. The house was relocated from 805 Highland Street by Preservation Greensboro in December 2011.
The Coopers have enthusiastically joined in efforts to revitalize the Glenwood neighborhood. Their home was sold with a preservation easement to ensure that it remains a part of the Glenwood neighborhood for future generations. Items specifically referenced in the easement relate to the unique architecture of the home, including configuration of the windows, and the location and dimensions of the front porch. A selection of interior appointments are also included, such as the masonry fireplace mantel with corbelled ledge, the original six-panel doors, and the original door and window surrounds with cap molding.
Glenwood enjoy close proximity to UNCG and center city Greensboro. New construction along West Gate City Boulevard will likely bring more services to the community through the new UNCG campus is positioned adjacent to this house to the north. Lisa Dye Janes of WEICHERT, REALTORS® – Mark Thomas Properties of Durham served as Realtor® and Samantha Smith of Greensboro served as Provisional Broker.
Congratulations to the Coopers for buying a charming part of Greensboro history to enjoy as their home!