Old Guilford County Courthouse Celebrates a Century of Service

The Guilford County Courthouse celebrates 100 years in 2020. Due to associations with military history, it is perhaps the most famous courthouse by name in the world, but the Greensboro landmark is just the latest of a series of historic courthouses that have served the county since its inception in 1771. The Guilford Courthouse name…

Old Greensborough Storefront Considered for Landmark Designation

One of Old Greensborough’s pivotal historic properties is currently under consideration for local landmark designation. The corner building, known as the Weaver-Sherwin Building at 603 South Elm Street, exemplifies themes of history and architecture that make South Elm Street one of the best-preserved big city downtowns in North Carolina. The building was constructed in 1903…

Preservation Greensboro Recognizes Community Revitalization in 2019

At Preservation Greensboro’s 54th Annual meeting held February 12th at the Colonnade at Revolution Mill in northeast Greensboro, attendees helped celebrate re-investment in our city. Preservationists recognize that some of our most challenging properties can be transformed into some of our most treasured places. Preservation Awards include rehabilitation that followed the Secretary of Interior’s Guidelines…

The 10 Coolest Highlights of 2019!

At its 54th Annual Meeting, Preservation Greensboro celebrated highlights of the past year by spotlighting ten activities that epitomize our organization’s coolest projects. 1. Preservation Strategic Planning In 2019, Preservation Greensboro provided strategic support to community partners seeking assistance in preservation. The past year included a partnership with the East White Oak School, a fascinating…

South Elm Building with Interesting History is Designated

On October 15th 2019, the Greensboro City Council designated the Groome-Shevel Building at 532-534 South Elm Street a Guilford County Landmark property. Landmark designation means the community recognizes the property is worthy of preservation because of its special significance in local history. Any substantial changes in design, materials, and appearance to the property is subject…

The 2019 Watch List Reveals Special Challenges

The Treasured Places Watch List is an advocacy and education program of Preservation Greensboro that promotes historic places with community partners with the goal of developing preservation strategies. Recognition to the Watch List is not legally binding nor is the program considered to be a shame campaign. Instead, the list is composed of properties that…

Hillside Designer Showhouse Demonstrates New Ideas in Preservation

Hillside is a grand home in Fisher Park in Greensboro built by insurance executive and philanthropist Julian Price. Preservation Greensboro staff and supporters opened the Tudor-style home as a Designer Showhouse as a culmination of its restoration in April 2018. This event served as Preservation Greensboro’s premiere fundraiser for the year, placeholding for the annual Tour of…

Development Fund Looks Back on Anniversary Milestones

Ten years ago, the Preservation Greensboro Development Fund found new footing. Since that time, the Fund has been involved in a series of notable projects ranging from relocating bungalows, rescuing fire-damaged houses, and reviving a nineteenth century saloon.  In doing so, it has forged creative partnerships with neighborhoods, local governments, private foundations, businesses, individuals, and…

Location Matters in Historic District Preservation

Vigilant denizens and fans of Fisher Park have noticed the unthinkable in their neighborhood. An historic Eugene Street cottage was razed and is being replaced with new construction…without any design review through the Historic Preservation Commission. What’s going on here? Fisher Park is thought to be one of the most restrictive communities in the city…