Architectural Salvage: The Rescue of Old House Parts

  Preservation Greensboro has a national reputation among preservation organizations through several initiatives, including America’s earliest Tuscan Villa, Blandwood Mansion, and the Blandwood Ball. However, a great deal of attention is centered upon a grassroots initiative to save elements of Greensboro’s historic homes slated for the wrecking ball. Architectural Salvage of Greensboro has grown into…

Is Greensboro’s Railroad Heritage at Risk?

North Carolina is playing center stage in a proposed amendment to a Congressional bill that would jump start America’s railroads. According to Preservation Action, the nation’s only grassroots voice for historic preservation legislation in Congress, North Carolina’s historic railroad corridors are threatened with redevelopment if the amendment passes. Though current laws encourage due consideration of…

Guilford County’s “Carolina Dutch” Heritage Recognized

Last evening, the Guilford County Board of Commissioners approved the designation of the Ludwick Summers House at 6420 Woellner’s Way near Gibsonville as a Guilford County Landmark property. Chairman Kirk Perkins presented a commemorative plaque to property owner Dr. Stanley Corbin upon approval. As early as 1748, “Deutsch” families moved to present-day Guilford and Alamance counties…

Future-Perfect-in-Past-Tense: Reclaiming the Historic Warnersville Neighborhood

Future-Perfect-in-Past-Tense grammatical terms were once the topic of discussion in the classrooms of Warnersville’s J. C. Price Elementary School, but today, the term describes a new direction planned by residents of the historically black neighborhood. Warnersville’s roots are deeply planted in Greensboro’s soil. Yardley Warner, for whom the settlement was named, was a Quaker missionary…