Brantley Circle and J. J. Farriss: A Unique Chapter in North Carolina’s Urban History

High Point was growing rapidly in 1912, primarily through robust expansion of the hosiery industry. New mills meant new workers and administrators, all of whom needed services and homes. As a result, High Point’s real estate and construction industry enjoyed vigorous growth. The rapid growth attracted the attention of T.V. Edmunds who led a group…

High Point’s Landmark Model Farm Sold for Preservation and Reuse

The historic Model Farm, a center for agriculture in late nineteenth century North Carolina, has been sold to the not-for-profit organization The Model Farm in High Point, NC, Inc. through an arrangement facilitated by Preservation Greensboro Development Fund, which had owned the property for several years. The property will be restored by its new owner…

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…

Study to Focus on Preservation Opportunities in East High Point Neighborhood

As a result of a grant made by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington DC, Preservation Greensboro has obtained a specialist in historic preservation that will carefully review the circumstances surrounding the pending demolition of two important National Register properties, one of which is also a Guilford County Landmark, located on Washington Street…

Iconic Guilford County Neighborhoods Receive National Register Recognition

Two iconic Guilford County neighborhood nominations were accepted by the National Park service this month that expanded the National Register of Historic Places program to hundreds of homeowners. The National Register of Historic Places is the America’s list of places worthy of recognition and preservation. The program was authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act…