College Hill: Where History Meets Urbanity

College Hill has the distinction of being Greensboro’s best-preserved example of a late nineteenth century neighborhood. The narrow streets lined with commodius Queen Anne residences and charming bungalows are enhanced by offbeat boutiques and eateries that cater to a smart and hip clientele from nearby colleges. Packed with history and centrally located, College Hill blends quaint…

The History of the Preservation Movement in Greensboro

The preservation movement has been active in Greensboro since 1887, when the Guilford Battleground Company was organized to preserve the Revolutionary War battlefield just north of the city. Other early projects in the city included the preservation of the Weir House on North Edgeworth Street for use as the headquarters of the Greensboro Women’s Club…

Sun-Filled House Showcasing Art on Upcoming Tour of Historic Homes

Bright sunlight floods the interior of the Louise and Vernon Barrickman House, highlighting a cheery art collection by one of Greensboro’s best known artists.  Located on a low bluff overlooking the intersection of Kemp Road West and Erskine Drive West, the Barrickman House was first occupied by Louise (1913-1957) and Vernon (1908-1961) Barrickman. The couple…

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…

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…

Study to Focus on Preservation Opportunities in East High Point Neighborhood

As a result of a grant made by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington DC, Preservation Greensboro has obtained a specialist in historic preservation that will carefully review the circumstances surrounding the pending demolition of two important National Register properties, one of which is also a Guilford County Landmark, located on Washington Street…

Landscape Preservation Explored in September Workshop

Landscapes – composed of structures, vegetation, paths and roads, and viewsheds – are constantly changing and always evolving. In the context of these challenges, how is such a resource preserved if it changes? This and questions related to landscape preservation will be discussed over the course of two-days in September at the Blandwood Carriage House…

College Hill Home With Rich Past Available For Major Restoration

The Carrie and Charles Angle House at 919 Spring Garden Street in College Hill is for sale through the summer in hopes that it will be purchased and restored. The home is an excellent example of an American Foursquare with Colonial Revival features. It was damaged by fire in 2011, but Preservation Greensboro is marketing…

Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens in College Hill This Weekend

This lovely one-story Queen Anne house at 822 Rankin Place was built in 1901. It features a center-hall plan; a layout that consists of a wide central hallway flanked by two equal-sized rooms to each side. Center-hall plans were popular in nineteenth century rural North Carolina, which lends a “country farmhouse” appearance to the home.…

College Hill Home Reveals Fateful Past

The wedding of Margaret Glenn to Dr. Charles Scott was a celebration to be remembered in Greensboro. Coverage of the 1902 wedding in the newspaper announced: Dr. Charles L. Scott, a prominent young physician of this city, and Miss Margaret Glenn, one of the accomplished daughters of Postmaster and Mrs. Tyre Glenn, were married last…