Rare Egyptian Revival Building Scheduled For Demolition

Located at 429 West Friendly Avenue in downtown Greensboro, the Christian Advocate Publishing Company Building was among the earliest structures downtown recognized for significance in the city’s first historic architectural survey of 1976. Architectural Historian Ruth Little-Stokes wrote of the building in the survey “2-story brick commercial building with masonry main façade of dramatic Egyptian…

2016 Preservation Awards Recognize Confidence in Community

Members and friends of Preservation Greensboro gathered last night at The Public at Morehead Foundry for the organization’s 51st Annual Meeting. More than 200 attendees heard keynote speaker Ron Staley, a Senior Vice President with The Christman Company who leads the company’s southeast Michigan Operations as well as the role of Director of Historic Preservation.…

2015 Preservation Awards Announced at 50th Annual Meeting

Celebrating its 50th year of service to the community, members and friends of Preservation Greensboro gathered last night at the O.Henry Hotel for its Golden Jubilee. The keynote speaker for the evening was James Perry, president and CEO of the Winston-Salem Urban League. A Greensboro native, Perry played a key role in the Preservation Resource…

College Hill Home Restored With Reinvestment Partners

The Carrie and Charles Angle House at 919 Spring Garden Street in College Hill was saved from demolition through a partnership between the College Hill Neighborhood Association, the 1772 Foundation, the Covington Foundation, the City of Greensboro, and the Preservation Greensboro Development Fund. The home is an excellent example of an American Foursquare with Colonial…

Greensboro and the Concrete Jungle

Greensboro is best known – in architectural circles – for its flagship Italian Villa-style Blandwood Mansion, its signature Jefferson Standard Life Insurance Skyscraper, and its Art Deco-style Kress and Woolworth (International Civil Rights Center & Museum) buildings. However, to fans of modern architecture, Greensboro might represent a high-water mark in the region for its collection…

Walter Gropius in the Gate City

“Less is More” is the well-known edict of the German design school Bauhaus, and Walter Gropius was Bauhaus’s founder. In Greensboro, one building is attributed to the world famous designer that helped introduce modernist design principles to the American public. A native of Berlin, Gropius was an architect and art educator who founded the Bauhaus…

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…