Mid-Century Modern Stunner on Historic Home Tour

Among the homes of Hamilton Lakes, the Howard House at 3905 Henderson Road stands as an eye-catching example of Mid-Century Modernism. Built for Diane (1929-2009) and Will (1927-1996) Howard in 1955, the house has been substantially reconstructed in 2014-15 in order to address long-term challenges related to materials, drainage, and sustainability. It retains its original H-shaped…

Sun-Filled House Showcasing Art on Upcoming Tour of Historic Homes

Bright sunlight floods the interior of the Louise and Vernon Barrickman House, highlighting a cheery art collection by one of Greensboro’s best known artists.  Located on a low bluff overlooking the intersection of Kemp Road West and Erskine Drive West, the Barrickman House was first occupied by Louise (1913-1957) and Vernon (1908-1961) Barrickman. The couple…

Exuberant Mediterranean-Inspired Residence to be on Tour of Historic Homes

The Rachel and Harry Barton Residence, located at 104 Kemp Road West in the Hamilton Lakes neighborhood will be included in next month’s Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens. Harry Barton (1876-1937) designed and occupied this eye-catching Mediterranean house with his wife Rachel (1875-1957). Barton was born in Philadelphia and attended Temple College. He completed…

Classic Westerwood House Part of Historic Tour

The Mabel and Clay Hodgin Residence, located at 907 Fairmont Street in Westerwood, will be included in this weekend’s Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens. Among the earliest homes in this section of Westerwood, the Hodgin House was likely constructed in 1924. The design of the 2,587 square foot house is a variation of Colonial Revival…

Stone Cottage With Rich History Will Be Open on Westerwood Tour

The charming Kate and Harvey West Cottage, located at 306 Crestland Avenue in Westerwood, will be on the Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens this weekend! Harvey Alexander West was born in 1898 in Rockfish, Cumberland County as was his wife Mary Kate  “Kate” Driver in 1897. The couple married in Rockfish on Christmas day in…

Westerwood Tour of Historic Homes Features Colonial Revival Architecture

The Annie and Van. B. Nicholson Residence, located at 415 Woodlawn Avenue in Westerwood, is an excellent example of Colonial Revival Architecture. One of the earlier homes on the tour, the Nicholson House was likely constructed in 1923, the first year the address is listed in the City Directory.  Annie and Van Alston Ballard Nicholson were the…

Mid-Century Modern Home in Westerwood is Showcased on Tour

The Mary and Norman Jarrard Residence at 616 East Lake Drive is one of Westerwood’s best exapmples of Mid-Century Modern Architecture. This unique home was built in 1969 for Mary and Norman E. Jarrard, an English professor at nearby A&T and Greensboro College. The home was designed by Jarrard himself, as inspired by his favorite designs…

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…