Take a Colorful Weekend Tour

Are you one of those folks who enjoy taking historic architecture tours of cities you visit, but know little of your own hometown? If you are, a few seats remain available on the architectural coach tour offered through PGI this weekend. The coach tour will focus on the colorful Victorian architecture of the Gate City,…

Greensboro’s Tobacco Heritage, Part 3

To paraphrase a popular proverb, “it takes a village to raise a cigarette”…or a tobacco product. Nineteenth-century Greensboro was certainly one of those villages, with all phases of tobacco manufacturing (growing, brokering, and manufacturing) represented here. Certain phases of development grew in importance in the village, but in the end, consolidation changed the profile of…

Greensboro’s Tobacco Heritage, Part 1

Greensboro doesn’t have cavernous brick tobacco factories like Durham and Winston-Salem. The observation has merit, considering Greensboro has been a tobacco center for over 100 years. Since the city has a tobacco history, why doesn’t it have great old buildings to show for it? Unlike Winston-Salem and Durham, Greensboro’s tobacco industry was not dominated by a single…