Nineteenth Century Philadelphia Architect had Greensboro Following

Although Greensboro was a small southern village in the mid-nineteenth century, it enjoyed strong associations with northern cities through its architecture. Alongside the work of Alexander Jackson Davis, Greensboro features residences by unknown but creative designers within its architectural history. One such example is the home of Dr. David Weir, a native of Ireland who arrived in…

Gold House

Preservation Greensboro Development Fund Gold House, 211 South Edgeworth Street This property was demolished This three-bay, two-story, Colonial Revival-style residence was likely constructed around 1925. The side-gabled, 2,656 square foot structure retained original wood trim, plaster walls, and oak/pine floors. Other notable features included wire-cut exterior brick, a full-width front porch, and fanlights in the…

The Year Ahead in Preservation

With losses of historic properties in the Fisher Park neighborhood such the the Holleman House by First Presbytrian Church and threatened destruction of the Commencement House, the Cascade Saloon and the Newman-Whitney Machine Works, 2009 was a difficult year for Greensboro’s preservation community…but will 2010 be any better? Several initiatives indicate an upbeat year for saving…