MoJud Mill Considered For Mixed-Use Preservation Project

The Mock Judson Voehringer Hosiery Mill, located in western Greensboro, stands as a touchstone to Greensboro’s textile manufacturing past. However, with the recent loss of the Pomona Cotton Mill, this structure stands as one of the few early industrial buildings in this section of Greensboro and could be a role model for additional adaptive- and…

Early Greensboro Skyscraper Nominated for Landmark Status

A classic downtown Greensboro skyscraper might earn recognition as a Guilford County Landmark Property at next week’s City Council meeting. The nomination for landmark status has been submitted to Council with a favorable recommendation by the Guilford County Historic Preservation Commission. Popularly known as the Southeastern Building, the (former) American Exchange National Bank Building was…

Preservation Greensboro Recognizes Oustanding Projects of 2009

Preservation Greensboro presented its annual Preservation Awards on February 10, 2010. Recipients were nominated by members of the organization and the community. Projects were recognized on several merits, including adherence to established preservation practice and visibility from a public right-of-way and project completion in 2009. The event was held at the Event Center at the…

Courting College Hill; When No Means Yes

A recent project proposed by Edwards Development of Ohio for the Newman and Whitney site (image, right) adjecent to the College Hill Historic District envisions over 700 students housed in a complex of 10 buildings. Neighborhood residents are protesting the plans on grounds that the development will exacerbate parking issues and increase the neighborhood’s population by 50%. Pro-development advocates…

Third Historic House Readies for Move In Downtown Greensboro

The historic house shuffle continues in downtown Greensboro; in order to make way for the massive new Guilford County jail complex. A two-story, 90-year-old duplex located at 208 Blandwood Avenue has been lifted off its original foundation in preparation for a mid-block move that will reposition the house on one of downtown’s highest profile intersections.…

Revolutionary House Slated For Demolition

Recently, preservationists and neighbors close to the historic Commencement House at 2207 North Elm Street learned that a rezoning request had been filed for four properties along Elm Street and Cornwallis Drive. Real estate developer John Stratton anticipates requesting the property to be rezoned to CD-RS12 and removing all the homes on the properties, including…

UNCG’s Historic Quad To Be Preserved!

Joe Killian reports good news from UNCG related to the historic Quad! The Quad is composed of several building, many of which are among the oldest on the UNCG campus. An aannouncement earlier this year indicated interest in destroying the Quad with replacement by much larger buildings that copied the orginals. Preservationists, including alumni and…

Covering Up a Brutal Past

An architectural style called Brutalism? Just what were they thinking? Without a trained eye, Brutalist buildings are aptly named. Hard concrete walls, minimal windows, harsh lines and a scarcity of decoration are hallmarks of the style. Greensboro has several notable examples of the style, including the Governmental Plaza (image, upper right), arguably the best example of…

Landmark House in Southside’s New Lease on Life

One of Greensboro’s most interesting historic houses is getting a major makeover. The William Fields House at 447 Arlington Street near Southside was constructed between 1875 and 1879 (image, right). The two-story brick structure was designed in the Gothic Revival style of architecture, an unusual theme in the American South where steep-pitched roofs and narrow…