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…

Preservation Awards Recognize Greensboro Projects of 2010

Historic preservation is about community reinvestment, renewal, pride of place, and building our city’s tax base one property at a time. At PGI’s 2010 Annual Meeting, members took an opportunity to recognize those who have contributed to historic preservation by restoring properties over the past year. Attended by 135 people, the event held at Revolution…

MoJud Mill Considered For Mixed-Use Preservation Project

The Mock Judson Voehringer Hosiery Mill, located in western Greensboro, stands as a touchstone to Greensboro’s textile manufacturing past. However, with the recent loss of the Pomona Cotton Mill, this structure stands as one of the few early industrial buildings in this section of Greensboro and could be a role model for additional adaptive- and…

Historic Preservation, Revitalization, and Job Creation

A new report by researchers at Rutgers University examines the economic impact of the Federal Historic Tax Credit. Enacted by Congress in 1981 as part of an economic stimulus package, the Federal Historic Tax Credit (HTC) provides a 20% income tax credit for the rehabilitation of certified income-producing historic properties. This study presents information regarding the…

Courting College Hill; When No Means Yes

A recent project proposed by Edwards Development of Ohio for the Newman and Whitney site (image, right) adjecent to the College Hill Historic District envisions over 700 students housed in a complex of 10 buildings. Neighborhood residents are protesting the plans on grounds that the development will exacerbate parking issues and increase the neighborhood’s population by 50%. Pro-development advocates…

Preservation Tool Could Be Expanded

Our friends at the National Trust for Historic Preservation report progress on passage of a bill that would make beneficial changes to the federal rehabilitation tax credit and provide a greater incentive for the reuse of historic and older buildings.  The federal rehabilitation tax credit is the nation’s largest federal incentive promoting urban and rural revitalization…

UNCG’s Historic Quad To Be Preserved!

Joe Killian reports good news from UNCG related to the historic Quad! The Quad is composed of several building, many of which are among the oldest on the UNCG campus. An aannouncement earlier this year indicated interest in destroying the Quad with replacement by much larger buildings that copied the orginals. Preservationists, including alumni and…

Landmark House in Southside’s New Lease on Life

One of Greensboro’s most interesting historic houses is getting a major makeover. The William Fields House at 447 Arlington Street near Southside was constructed between 1875 and 1879 (image, right). The two-story brick structure was designed in the Gothic Revival style of architecture, an unusual theme in the American South where steep-pitched roofs and narrow…