College Hill: Where History Meets Urbanity

College Hill has the distinction of being Greensboro’s best-preserved example of a late nineteenth century neighborhood. The narrow streets lined with commodius Queen Anne residences and charming bungalows are enhanced by offbeat boutiques and eateries that cater to a smart and hip clientele from nearby colleges. Packed with history and centrally located, College Hill blends quaint…

The History of the Preservation Movement in Greensboro

The preservation movement has been active in Greensboro since 1887, when the Guilford Battleground Company was organized to preserve the Revolutionary War battlefield just north of the city. Other early projects in the city included the preservation of the Weir House on North Edgeworth Street for use as the headquarters of the Greensboro Women’s Club…

Hillside Estate Recognized as Significant Statewide

Hillside is a grand home in Fisher Park built by Julian Price that has been recognized by the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Officer to be of statewide significance. The significance stems from the home’s builder Julian Price, a nationally known insurance executive, business and civic leader, and philanthropist who had a leadership role in many…

Cascade Saloon Restoration Plan in Development

A nationally recognized construction company with over $2 billion in construction currently underway, with experience in 38 states, and countless awards under its belt is planning to restore Greensboro’s historic Cascade Saloon to house its regional office. The Christman Company is a fully management-owned general contractor that is nationally recognized for its work in historic…

An Iconic Mansion with a Tabloid Past Opens for One-Time Tour

Built as the home for prominent lawyer and businessman Alfred Moore Scales (1870- 1940) and his wife Mary (1892-1960), this two-story, brick Neoclassical Revival residence at 1207 Lakewood Drive is located in the heart of Greensboro’s Hamilton Lakes neighborhood.  When the house was built in 1926, Scales was a practicing attorney, mayor of the village of Hamilton…

Mid-Century Modern Stunner on Historic Home Tour

Among the homes of Hamilton Lakes, the Howard House at 3905 Henderson Road stands as an eye-catching example of Mid-Century Modernism. Built for Diane (1929-2009) and Will (1927-1996) Howard in 1955, the house has been substantially reconstructed in 2014-15 in order to address long-term challenges related to materials, drainage, and sustainability. It retains its original H-shaped…