Treasured Places Watch List Updates Concerns for Old Places in 2011

Greensboro is a city endowed with numerous treasured places, yet from time to time, some of these places are threatened with destruction. Redevelopment, facility expansion, inappropriate new development, and even neglect are themes in 2011 that cause concern among citizens who value places that hold unique personality and character. The Treasured Places Watch List was…

Architect Hughes Contributed to Greensboro’s Character

Wealth generated by the insurance industry, textile manufacturing and tobacco processing made Greensboro a focus of progressive architecture during the first half of the twentieth century. The growing business community worked within a national network of clients and suppliers demanded increasingly sophisticated designs for office and civic buildings. Simultaneously, wealthy citizens sought leafy suburbs where…

Crutchfield House Exemplifies Asian-Inspired Lines

From home, to boarding house, and back to a home – the Crutchfield House at 108 Cypress Street has served a number of families over its nearly 100 years of existence, and is a great example of a typical Aycock neighborhood home. Rebecca and James M. Crutchfield likely constructed this house in 1914. Crutchfield owned…

Cannon Court Brought Urban Living to Greensboro

The city-dwellers that lived the Cannon Court enjoyed urban amenities within the heart of prestigious Fisher Park. Located at 828 North Elm Street, Cannon Court is representative of pre-war housing available to modest income households in Greensboro beginning in the early twentieth century. A selection of residential units are open for the Tour of Historic…

Constructed in 1904, Beasley House Was Home to Family of Eleven!

This vernacular farmhouse-style Beasley House at 706 Fifth Avenue is among the first constructed in the Aycock neighborhood, and has been restored through the efforts of several owners over the past 25 years. Today, the house retains original details that are blended with modern improvements typical of many early Greensboro homes. Harriette and William C. Beasley were…

Two Sisters Constructed This Double House As Income Property

Constructed around 1922 for sisters Minnie and Lillie Wilson, the double house at 675 Percy Street features mirror-image residential units that share a common party wall, and today provides an historic home with urban style. Minnie and Lillie Wilson were never married and enjoying the middle years of their life when they purchased a tract of land on…

Pickett House brought Mid-Century Modern Style to Fisher Park

At first blush, the Mid-Century Modern-style Pickett house stands in contrast to the Colonial and Neoclassical-style homes in the neighborhood, but look beyond the simple lines and low-pitched roof to see how the large windows and exposed woodwork make this home a part of the Fisher Park family. Mary Thelma and William Earle Pickett likely…

The Felder House Breaks Ground in Sustainable Restoration

Carefully restored in 2009, the Felder House at 1115 Virginia Street is the perfect blend of historic craftsmanship and energy efficiency, reminding us that the “greenest” building is the one already built! The Felder House was constructed around 1919 by H. H. Felder, the president of the Felder-Briggs Company menswear store in downtown Greensboro. The Felder…