Ownership of Blandwood Conveyed to Preservation Greensboro

Ownership of Blandwood Mansion and Carriage House, a National Historic Landmark property located in downtown Greensboro, has been transferred from the John Motley Morehead Memorial Commission to Preservation Greensboro Incorporated. Preservation Greensboro Incorporated is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of historic and architectural treasures in Greensboro. Established in 1966, the organization’s first project…

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…

Courting College Hill; When No Means Yes

A recent project proposed by Edwards Development of Ohio for the Newman and Whitney site (image, right) adjecent to the College Hill Historic District envisions over 700 students housed in a complex of 10 buildings. Neighborhood residents are protesting the plans on grounds that the development will exacerbate parking issues and increase the neighborhood’s population by 50%. Pro-development advocates…

At the Heart of Historic Preservation

Sally Quinn’s heartfelt essay about her foray into historic preservation reminds us of the value of place, history, and authenticity. Her East Hampton, New York home, Grey Gardens, is the setting of a recent HBO film about the life of its previous inhabitants…inspired by a now-cultish classic documentary from 1975. “The first thing the contractor said was, “It…

Class Features Preservation Technology and Practice

Preservation Greensboro hosted Alfonso Narvaez November 13-15 as part of the National Preservation Institute’s Professional Seminars in Historic Preservation and Cultural Resource Management. The event was held at the Blandwood Carriage House, and included a diverse selection of professionals from places such as Fort Knox, Kentucky; Olympia, Washington; Mission Viejo, California; and Reynolda House, Biltmore…

Making Connections

As a nonprofit, non governmental organization, Preservation Greensboro has been challenged in its 41 years of existance in making connections and getting word out using limited resources. Technology has helped lower the cost of producing Landmarks, our quarterly membership newsmagazine, and our website has improved the flow of information to the community. In spite of…