Sacred Places in Greensboro

The Senior Trainer for the organization Partners for Sacred Places, Sarah Peveler, visited Greensboro on Thursday for a familiarization tour of the Gate City’s religious sanctuaries. The visit was by request of Preservation Greensboro as part of a community-wide effort to facilitate local congregation’s efforts to manage and preserve their historic sites. Partners for Sacred…

Guilford County’s “Carolina Dutch” Heritage Recognized

Last evening, the Guilford County Board of Commissioners approved the designation of the Ludwick Summers House at 6420 Woellner’s Way near Gibsonville as a Guilford County Landmark property. Chairman Kirk Perkins presented a commemorative plaque to property owner Dr. Stanley Corbin upon approval. As early as 1748, “Deutsch” families moved to present-day Guilford and Alamance counties…

Secrets of the Greensboro Masonic Temple

Masons have had a presence in Greensboro since shortly after the city’s founding, but few know about the history and architecture behind the façade of the fraternal organization’s impressive Temple at 426 West Market Street. The Masons that call this Temple home have deep roots in our community, having been chartered on March 1, 1821…

Green Strategies for Historic Buildings

Can we give new meaning to the name Greensboro? In April, Preservation Greensboro will host the National Preservation Institute’s workshop on combining efforts of green design with historic preservation. The session, entitled “Green Strategies for Historic Buildings” will be led by Boston architect Jean Carroon, AIA, LEED, principal of preservation at Goody Clancy. The April…

2007, the Year Greensboro Turned Cool?

Architecture enthusiasts have observed for some time that Greensboro’s progressive design prowess reveals itself in fits and starts. Periodically the avant-garde of North Carolina architecture (exemplified by A. J. Davis’s Blandwood 1844, Walter Gropius’s East Market Street Factory of 1944, and Odell Associates Burlington Industries Headquarters 1972 [destroyed]), some would opine that Greensboro has fallen…