Mediterranean-style Home Featured on May Tour in Westerwood

Open for tours as part of the Westerwood Tour of Historic Homes, the Lillian and Alec Fetter Residence at 1005 Courtland Street features Mediterranean design influences, including a complex hipped roofline of projecting wings, classically inspired arched feature windows and an entryway highlighted by a blind arch. Though this style is less common in Greensboro…

Craftsman Home Featured on Westerwood Historic Tour

The Ida May and Charles McNairy Residence at 1006 Fairmont Street will be open as Tour House #1 on the weekend of May 17-18 as part of Preservation Greensboro’s Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens. This charming Craftsman-style home was constructed around 1927, likely as a speculative house by contractor Walter Waynick. Following a quick…

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 Earns Landmark Status

Greensboro City Council approved the Local Landmark designation of a residence in the historic College Hill neighborhood that has associations with major themes of the city’s history including industrialization, social history, and the works of the Greensboro architect Harry Barton. The Effie Anderson House is an unusually well-preserved example of Colonial Revival architecture that stands…

Mid-Century Modern Design Receives Boost in Greensboro

Mid-Century modern design continues to make a solid comeback in Greensboro with the recently announced restoration of the Diane and Will Howard House on Henderson Road in Hamilton Lakes. The Mid-Century style was named for its period of influence in the mid-twentieth century, and represents an architectural movement to rethink traditional designs based on classical…

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 2006 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…

Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens in College Hill This Weekend

This lovely one-story Queen Anne house at 822 Rankin Place was built in 1901. It features a center-hall plan; a layout that consists of a wide central hallway flanked by two equal-sized rooms to each side. Center-hall plans were popular in nineteenth century rural North Carolina, which lends a “country farmhouse” appearance to the home.…

College Hill Home Reveals Fateful Past

The wedding of Margaret Glenn to Dr. Charles Scott was a celebration to be remembered in Greensboro. Coverage of the 1902 wedding in the newspaper announced: Dr. Charles L. Scott, a prominent young physician of this city, and Miss Margaret Glenn, one of the accomplished daughters of Postmaster and Mrs. Tyre Glenn, were married last…

Creative Ideas for Vintage and Reused Building Materials on Tour

The Architectural Salvage of Greensboro (ASG) IdeaHouse will showcase recycled building materials in a Craftsman Bungalow on the Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens May 18-19 in College Hill. In 1916, Maude and Oliver Klingman moved to Greensboro from Kansas City. They borrowed money from Gate City Building and Loan to construct this fine Craftsman-style…