Development Fund Looks Back on Anniversary Milestones

Ten years ago, the Preservation Greensboro Development Fund found new footing. Since that time, the Fund has been involved in a series of notable projects ranging from relocating bungalows, rescuing fire-damaged houses, and reviving a nineteenth century saloon.  In doing so, it has forged creative partnerships with neighborhoods, local governments, private foundations, businesses, individuals, and…

52nd Annual Meeting Recognizes Local History, Architecture, and Preservationists

Greensboro’s preservation community gathered on February 7th 2018 to celebrate the past year, and to hear insights on history and architecture by O.Henry Editor Jim Dodson. The group met in a new historical venue – Color Works Meeting Space at Revolution Mill. The meeting was the 52nd Annual Meeting of Preservation Greensboro Incorporated. During a…

Location Matters in Historic District Preservation

Vigilant denizens and fans of Fisher Park have noticed the unthinkable in their neighborhood. An historic Eugene Street cottage was razed and is being replaced with new construction…without any design review through the Historic Preservation Commission. What’s going on here? Fisher Park is thought to be one of the most restrictive communities in the city…

Greensboro’s Top 10 Preservation Projects for 2017

Greensboro, once considered a bastion of new construction and sprawl, has emerged as North Carolina’s Preservation City. A diversity of preservation projects are currently underway or planned in every quarter of the city, representing more than $200 million of private investment in Greensboro. Seven of the projects, including the largest, leverage state and federal historic preservation…

Once Slated For Demo, This Craftsman House Is Now On Tour

Slated for demolition as recently as 2010, the Sweeney-Penn House at 910 Magnolia Street was completely restored by its current owners. Today, it is an exceptional example of Craftsman architecture, emblematic of the rehabilitation that continues in Fisher Park. Margaret (Madge) and William LeRoy (Roy) Sweeney were natives of Nashville, Tennessee. The couple married in…

City’s Passenger Depot Gains Attention Then, and Now

The Greensboro Passenger Station at 236 East Washington Street was built in 1927 according to plans provided by New York architects Alfred Fellheimer & Steward Wagner. The firm held associations with New York’s Grand Central Terminal and Cincinnati Union Terminal. At the time of construction, Greensboro had outgrown the smaller passenger station on Elm Street. In…