Cannon Court Wins Local Landmark Status

One of Greensboro’s earliest apartment buildings, representing a fleeting manifestation of urban land use in the Gate City, has been recognized as a Guilford County landmark property by the Greensboro City Council. Constructed in 1926, the Cannon Court Apartment Building, now Cannon Court Condominiums, was erected by contractor Claud Cole Pierce and architect Philip Bell…

Cascade Saloon Begins Path to Preservation

On Monday, the Greensboro City Council approved a resolution to authorize conveyance of the Cascade Saloon to the Preservation Greensboro Development Fund. Council also approved an allocation of $175,000 dedicated to the preservation and rehabilitation of the structure. The Cascade Saloon, located between the railroad tracks at 408-410 South Elm Street, was likely constructed around 1896,…

Brantley Circle and J. J. Farriss: A Unique Chapter in North Carolina’s Urban History

High Point was growing rapidly in 1912, primarily through robust expansion of the hosiery industry. New mills meant new workers and administrators, all of whom needed services and homes. As a result, High Point’s real estate and construction industry enjoyed vigorous growth. The rapid growth attracted the attention of T.V. Edmunds who led a group…

Best Practices in Urban Design: What Greensboro Can Learn From Princeton, New Jersey

Greensboro is a community that enjoys a strong education system, a healthy transportation network, and a vibrant center city. Though we face challenges in terms of the economy and social balances, our outlook is bright as grassroots initiatives translate community strengths into innovative solutions. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t look to other places for references…

Classic Westerwood House Part of Historic Tour

The Mabel and Clay Hodgin Residence, located at 907 Fairmont Street in Westerwood, will be included in this weekend’s Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens. Among the earliest homes in this section of Westerwood, the Hodgin House was likely constructed in 1924. The design of the 2,587 square foot house is a variation of Colonial Revival…

Stone Cottage With Rich History Will Be Open on Westerwood Tour

The charming Kate and Harvey West Cottage, located at 306 Crestland Avenue in Westerwood, will be on the Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens this weekend! Harvey Alexander West was born in 1898 in Rockfish, Cumberland County as was his wife Mary Kate  “Kate” Driver in 1897. The couple married in Rockfish on Christmas day in…

Westerwood Tour of Historic Homes Features Colonial Revival Architecture

The Annie and Van. B. Nicholson Residence, located at 415 Woodlawn Avenue in Westerwood, is an excellent example of Colonial Revival Architecture. One of the earlier homes on the tour, the Nicholson House was likely constructed in 1923, the first year the address is listed in the City Directory.  Annie and Van Alston Ballard Nicholson were the…

Mid-Century Modern Home in Westerwood is Showcased on Tour

The Mary and Norman Jarrard Residence at 616 East Lake Drive is one of Westerwood’s best exapmples of Mid-Century Modern Architecture. This unique home was built in 1969 for Mary and Norman E. Jarrard, an English professor at nearby A&T and Greensboro College. The home was designed by Jarrard himself, as inspired by his favorite designs…

High Point’s Landmark Model Farm Sold for Preservation and Reuse

The historic Model Farm, a center for agriculture in late nineteenth century North Carolina, has been sold to the not-for-profit organization The Model Farm in High Point, NC, Inc. through an arrangement facilitated by Preservation Greensboro Development Fund, which had owned the property for several years. The property will be restored by its new owner…

Airplane Bungalow On Board for Upcoming Tour!

The Emma Corbett Thomas Residence at 910 Courtland Street in Westerwood is one of a small number of housetypes in Greensboro popularly referred to as an Airplane Bungalow. Mrs. Thomas was the first occupant of this home. She was the widow of David Elzavan Thomas. David was a great-nephew of the founder of Thomasville, and was among the…