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…

2015 Preservation Awards Announced at 50th Annual Meeting

Celebrating its 50th year of service to the community, members and friends of Preservation Greensboro gathered last night at the O.Henry Hotel for its Golden Jubilee. The keynote speaker for the evening was James Perry, president and CEO of the Winston-Salem Urban League. A Greensboro native, Perry played a key role in the Preservation Resource…

College Hill Home Restored With Reinvestment Partners

The Carrie and Charles Angle House at 919 Spring Garden Street in College Hill was saved from demolition through a partnership between the College Hill Neighborhood Association, the 1772 Foundation, the Covington Foundation, the City of Greensboro, and the Preservation Greensboro Development Fund. The home is an excellent example of an American Foursquare with Colonial…

Key Historic District Home Slated for Restoration

A fire damaged home in one of Greensboro’s oldest neighborhoods will get a new lease on life. The home will be acquired by Pam Frye, a veteran general contractor and associate of Chaney Properties with experience restoring homes in Greensboro’s historic districts. On April 14th of this year, the charming bungalow in the Summit Avenue/Aycock…

Tax Credits Have Had Major Impact on Guilford Economy

Economic Impacts of RehabilitationTax Credit Investment 2001 through 2012 in North Carolina Total Number of Projects: 484 Total Development Expenditures: $1,098,143,898 Construction Jobs: 8,291 Permanent Jobs: 10,258 Total Number of Jobs: 18,549 Household Income Generated: $612,312,900 Rehabiliatation Tax Credit Investment 1979 through 2013 in Guilford County Total Number of Projects in Guilford County 1979-2013: 50…

Preservation Awards Recognize Notable Greensboro Projects and People of 2013

Members and friends of Preservation Greensboro met on February 18th to celebrate achievements of the past year at their 48th Annual Meeting held at the Greensboro Country Club. The organization reviewed benchmarks of 2013 and looked forward to planned events and activities in the year ahead such as the Tour of Historic Homes and Gardens in Westerwood…

Unusual Southside Bungalow Slated for Restoration

A 1923 Craftsman bungalow in the Southside neighborhood will undergo a complete restoration by a well-known restoration team. The Coltrane-Gray House stands at 316 Murray Street in the midst of the Southside neighborhood. The home was one of a handful of properties that did not go through rehabilitation by Southside Builders a decade ago when…

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…

Historic Preservation Sought on Key Greensboro Landmark

The three-story, brick building at 408-410 South Elm Street was included as part of the Downtown Greensboro National Register Historic District in 1982. In 2008 it was recognized as a local Landmark Property by City Council. It has been granted a Certificate of Appropriateness for demolition, twice. However, today the Cascade Saloon remains standing and…