Creative Ideas for Vintage and Reused Building Materials on Tour

The Architectural Salvage of Greensboro (ASG) IdeaHouse will showcase recycled building materials in a Craftsman Bungalow on the Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens May 18-19 in College Hill. In 1916, Maude and Oliver Klingman moved to Greensboro from Kansas City. They borrowed money from Gate City Building and Loan to construct this fine Craftsman-style…

College Hill Tour Will Include 1847 Inn

Located on a high wooded lot overlooking South Mendenhall Street, the Bumpass-Troy House is one of the three oldest houses in the College Hill neighborhood. The home is also one of a small number of Greek Revival residences in Greensboro, illustrated by the use of Greek-inspired trim featuring “ears” around the main entry, boxed cornice,…

Historic Wafco Mill Part of Preservation Tour

This historic industrial property was constructed for the milling enterprise North, Watson and Company. The earliest component of the complex is three stories tall, constructed of timber and covered in wood clapboards in 1893. Subsequent phases added in 1907 and 1912 were of brick construction and increasingly elaborate in design. The 1912 phase is the…

Discover the Secrets of College Hill

College Hill has the distinction of being Greensboro’s best-preserved nineteenth century neighborhood with narrow streets lined with Queen Anne cottages and charming bungalows. Packed with history and centrally located, College Hill blends quaint architecture with urban amenities to create one of Greensboro’s most interesting neighborhoods. Unlike most other neighborhoods in Greensboro, College Hill was not…

Queen Anne-style House Featured on Preservation Tour

In addition to nine other properties, the historic Cannaday-Ferguson House will be open on Preservation Greensboro’s Tour of Historic Homes and Gardens on May 18-19! Built in 1895, this Queen Anne-style house is a well-preserved example of the gracious and sturdy homes found in College Hill.  The oldest portion of the house is composed of…

Tracing an Architecturally Brazen Greensboro, 1944-1975

In 1955, the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce launched a program entitled “Keep Greensboro Ahead”, which was intended to ensure that Greensboro remained an industrial and manufacturing powerhouse in North Carolina. The city was second only to Charlotte in population at the time and suburbs were expanding north and west of the city, fueled by new…

Greensboro’s Nine Award Winning Preservation Projects of 2012

Preservation Greensboro met on February 12th to celebrate historic preservation in Greensboro at its 47th Annual Meeting held at the Greensboro Country Club. The organization reviewed accomplishments of 2012 and looked forward to planned events and activities in 2013 such as the Tour of Historic Homes and Gardens in College Hill in May, and the…

Iconic Guilford County Neighborhoods Receive National Register Recognition

Two iconic Guilford County neighborhood nominations were accepted by the National Park service this month that expanded the National Register of Historic Places program to hundreds of homeowners. The National Register of Historic Places is the America’s list of places worthy of recognition and preservation. The program was authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act…