Airplane Bungalow On Board for Upcoming Tour!

The Emma Corbett Thomas Residence at 910 Courtland Street in Westerwood is one of a small number of housetypes in Greensboro popularly referred to as an Airplane Bungalow. Mrs. Thomas was the first occupant of this home. She was the widow of David Elzavan Thomas. David was a great-nephew of the founder of Thomasville, and was among the…

Mediterranean-style Home Featured on May Tour in Westerwood

Open for tours as part of the Westerwood Tour of Historic Homes, the Lillian and Alec Fetter Residence at 1005 Courtland Street features Mediterranean design influences, including a complex hipped roofline of projecting wings, classically inspired arched feature windows and an entryway highlighted by a blind arch. Though this style is less common in Greensboro…

Craftsman Home Featured on Westerwood Historic Tour

The Ida May and Charles McNairy Residence at 1006 Fairmont Street will be open as Tour House #1 on the weekend of May 17-18 as part of Preservation Greensboro’s Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens. This charming Craftsman-style home was constructed around 1927, likely as a speculative house by contractor Walter Waynick. Following a quick…

Tax Credits Have Had Major Impact on Guilford Economy

Economic Impacts of RehabilitationTax Credit Investment 2001 through 2012 in North Carolina Total Number of Projects: 484 Total Development Expenditures: $1,098,143,898 Construction Jobs: 8,291 Permanent Jobs: 10,258 Total Number of Jobs: 18,549 Household Income Generated: $612,312,900 Rehabiliatation Tax Credit Investment 1979 through 2013 in Guilford County Total Number of Projects in Guilford County 1979-2013: 50…

Preservation Awards Recognize Notable Greensboro Projects and People of 2013

Members and friends of Preservation Greensboro met on February 18th to celebrate achievements of the past year at their 48th Annual Meeting held at the Greensboro Country Club. The organization reviewed benchmarks of 2013 and looked forward to planned events and activities in the year ahead such as the Tour of Historic Homes and Gardens in Westerwood…

Unusual Southside Bungalow Slated for Restoration

A 1923 Craftsman bungalow in the Southside neighborhood will undergo a complete restoration by a well-known restoration team. The Coltrane-Gray House stands at 316 Murray Street in the midst of the Southside neighborhood. The home was one of a handful of properties that did not go through rehabilitation by Southside Builders a decade ago when…

College Hill Home Earns Landmark Status

Greensboro City Council approved the Local Landmark designation of a residence in the historic College Hill neighborhood that has associations with major themes of the city’s history including industrialization, social history, and the works of the Greensboro architect Harry Barton. The Effie Anderson House is an unusually well-preserved example of Colonial Revival architecture that stands…

Preservation Greensboro Purchases Endangered College Hill Home

Preservation Greensboro acquired the 105-year-old Carrie and Charles Angle House located at 919 Spring Garden Street in the heart of the College Hill Historic District. The organization is marketing the property to purchasers who will complete a restoration of the home. The home was first occupied by the Angle family, natives of Henry County Virginia.…

Mid-Century Modern Design Receives Boost in Greensboro

Mid-Century modern design continues to make a solid comeback in Greensboro with the recently announced restoration of the Diane and Will Howard House on Henderson Road in Hamilton Lakes. The Mid-Century style was named for its period of influence in the mid-twentieth century, and represents an architectural movement to rethink traditional designs based on classical…

Landscape Preservation Explored in September Workshop

Landscapes – composed of structures, vegetation, paths and roads, and viewsheds – are constantly changing and always evolving. In the context of these challenges, how is such a resource preserved if it changes? This and questions related to landscape preservation will be discussed over the course of two-days in September at the Blandwood Carriage House…

College Hill Home With Rich Past Available For Major Restoration

The Carrie and Charles Angle House at 919 Spring Garden Street in College Hill is for sale through the summer in hopes that it will be purchased and restored. The home is an excellent example of an American Foursquare with Colonial Revival features. It was damaged by fire in 2011, but Preservation Greensboro is marketing…

Historic Preservation Sought on Key Greensboro Landmark

The three-story, brick building at 408-410 South Elm Street was included as part of the Downtown Greensboro National Register Historic District in 1982. In 2006 it was recognized as a local Landmark Property by City Council. It has been granted a Certificate of Appropriateness for demolition, twice. However, today the Cascade Saloon remains standing and…