Two Sisters Constructed This Double House As Income Property

Constructed around 1922 for sisters Minnie and Lillie Wilson, the double house at 675 Percy Street features mirror-image residential units that share a common party wall, and today provides an historic home with urban style. Minnie and Lillie Wilson were never married and enjoying the middle years of their life when they purchased a tract of land on…

The Felder House Breaks Ground in Sustainable Restoration

Carefully restored in 2009, the Felder House at 1115 Virginia Street is the perfect blend of historic craftsmanship and energy efficiency, reminding us that the “greenest” building is the one already built! The Felder House was constructed around 1919 by H. H. Felder, the president of the Felder-Briggs Company menswear store in downtown Greensboro. The Felder…

Preservation Greensboro’s Inuagural Tour of Historic Homes

Preservation Greensboro Inc. and our tour partner, Southern Evergreen – High Performance Homes, are pleased to announce the inaugural Tour of Historic Homes set for Saturday, May 21, 11:00am-5:00pm and Sunday, May 22, 1:00-5:00pm.  Ten homes with a special bonus house, throughout Fisher Park and Aycock Historic Districts will be featured on the tour.  Preservation…

High Point’s Model Farm Awaits Restoration

The community of Springfield, long ago absorbed into the city of High Point, was a statewide center of Quakerism in the years after the Civil War. The community featured a well-regarded school, and an active ministry that was led by humanitarian Allen Jay. However, it’s most ambitious Reconstruction Era initiatives were made through the establishment…

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…

Historic Preservation, Revitalization, and Job Creation

A new report by researchers at Rutgers University examines the economic impact of the Federal Historic Tax Credit. Enacted by Congress in 1981 as part of an economic stimulus package, the Federal Historic Tax Credit (HTC) provides a 20% income tax credit for the rehabilitation of certified income-producing historic properties. This study presents information regarding the…

Architectural Salvage Celebrates Preservation Month With Sale

Architectural Salvage of Greensboro celebrates May 2010, Historic Preservation Month by offering significant sales throughout our retail showroom at 300 Bellemeade Street in downtown Greensboro. The sale extends to several items that ASG is famous for, including 50% off columns, balusters, doors, flooring, hand rails, and kitchen sinks. Additional items can be purchased for 25% off retail proce,…

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…