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Downtown Landmarks Walking Tour (Saturday Morning)
October 8, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Take a walk off the beaten path and explore our city from the perspective of architecture and history! Greensboro grew into one of the largest cities in the state in the late ninetheenth and early twentieth centuries, and a strong preservation ethic has saved many of these buildings from destruction. This tour features a notable collection of landmark buildings that include the Methodist Protestant Publishing House (1897), the Greensboro Loan & Trust Building (1902), and the Carolina Theatre (1927). The tour showcases works of architects J. H. Hopkins, Jules de Sibour, Charles Hartmann, and others along Greene, Washington, and Elm streets while identifying major themes in American architecture including Romanesque, Neoclassicism, and Art Deco.
Led by Preservation Greensboro’s Urban Guide Ryan Gray, tours will take a little over an hour depending on questions. This tour is part of the year-long celebration of Preservation Greensboro’s 50th year of service to the community. You will learn about the people and the places that help make the Gate City unique among North Carolina’s largest municipalities.
Meet in front of the Green Bean. Rain or shine, cancelled only if thunder is heard. Wear comfortable shoes! This tour is FREE.