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Walking Tour of the Bennett College Campus
May 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
NEW TOUR! Since its establishment as a primary and secondary school in 1873, Bennett College has been one of Greensboro’s most significant black institutions. During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, it was one of the few schools in the city that provided education beyond the primary grades for black children. Following a major reorganization in 1926, it phased out its coeducational secondary school program and became a four-year women’s college. It remains one of only two black women’s colleges in the country. The campus was primarily developed in the mid-twentieth century. Handsome Georgian Revival style brick structures are symmetrically arranged around a central quadrangle shaded by mature trees. The architects most associated with its design and planning is Odis Clay Poundstone of Atlanta, but Greensboro’s Charles C. Hartmann and Edward Loewenstein were joined by Jens Frederick Larson of New York made significant contributions.
Now in our 15th season of tours, Preservation Greensboro’s Urban Guide Rebecca Lowe will review historical themes and architectural styles found on the campus on a 60 – 75-minute tour. The tour will be cancelled in case of rain. Wear comfortable shoes! This tour is FREE. Meet on the steps of Annie Merner Pfeiffer Chapel at 900 East Washington Street, Greensboro.