Old World Cottage In Fisher Park Was Built in 1917

Whether it’s the “Three Bears’ House” or “Cinderella’s House,” people who know the Thompson House at 1101 Virginia Street are enchanted by its fanciful Old World style. It stands today as a well-preserved example of Period Revival architecture in the neighborhood. In October 1917, the Greensboro Daily News reported, “Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Thompson have…

Tudor House With a Preservation Past on Tour in Fisher Park

The Lindeman House at 306 Parkway Street in Fisher Park has a remarkable past. Its builder and at least two subsequent owners were capable women with a statewide influence in historic preservation. In addition to its history, the house is representative of an architectural style that was gaining popularity in the 1920s just as the last empty lots in Fisher Park were constructed. The house is one of eight that will be open as part of Preservation Greensboro’s Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens.

The Secrets of Westerwood

Westerwood today is a stylish neighborhood of comfortable and well-constructed homes that is convenient to nearby colleges, shopping, and downtown Greensboro. The neighborhood dates to the late nineteenth century when “Greensborough” began to expand to a ridge north and west of the small town. The high prospect of land captured the attention of high-income residents…

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…