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…

Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens in College Hill This Weekend

This lovely one-story Queen Anne house at 822 Rankin Place was built in 1901. It features a center-hall plan; a layout that consists of a wide central hallway flanked by two equal-sized rooms to each side. Center-hall plans were popular in nineteenth century rural North Carolina, which lends a “country farmhouse” appearance to the home.…

College Hill Home Reveals Fateful Past

The wedding of Margaret Glenn to Dr. Charles Scott was a celebration to be remembered in Greensboro. Coverage of the 1902 wedding in the newspaper announced: Dr. Charles L. Scott, a prominent young physician of this city, and Miss Margaret Glenn, one of the accomplished daughters of Postmaster and Mrs. Tyre Glenn, were married last…

Creative Ideas for Vintage and Reused Building Materials on Tour

The Architectural Salvage of Greensboro (ASG) IdeaHouse will showcase recycled building materials in a Craftsman Bungalow on the Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens May 18-19 in College Hill. In 1916, Maude and Oliver Klingman moved to Greensboro from Kansas City. They borrowed money from Gate City Building and Loan to construct this fine Craftsman-style…

College Hill Tour Will Include 1847 Inn

Located on a high wooded lot overlooking South Mendenhall Street, the Bumpass-Troy House is one of the three oldest houses in the College Hill neighborhood. The home is also one of a small number of Greek Revival residences in Greensboro, illustrated by the use of Greek-inspired trim featuring “ears” around the main entry, boxed cornice,…

Historic Wafco Mill Part of Preservation Tour

This historic industrial property was constructed for the milling enterprise North, Watson and Company. The earliest component of the complex is three stories tall, constructed of timber and covered in wood clapboards in 1893. Subsequent phases added in 1907 and 1912 were of brick construction and increasingly elaborate in design. The 1912 phase is the…