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Fisher Park Walking Tour
September 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fisher Park was the first Greensboro suburb planned and developed around a park and one of the earliest park suburbs in North Carolina. British Army Captain Basil J. Fisher re-imaged a swamp and garbage dump into Greensboro’s most fashionable Gilded Era address in 1901 when he donated the lowlands for the city’s first park that still bears his name. Residents took full advantage of ample lots overlooking the new park by commissioning the city’s best architects to design sometimes palatial homes.
Today, the neighborhood is recognized as one of North Carolina’s premier streetcar suburbs with architectural confections designed by J. H. Hopkins, Raleigh James Hughes, Hobart Upjohn, and Albert C. Woodroof.
This is one of many walking tours across the city now in its 15th season. The walking tours will be led by Preservation Greensboro’s executive director Benjamin Briggs. You will gain insights on redevelopment issues, architectural vocabulary, and the Downtown Greenway. Tours will take an hour depending on questions.
Meet in front of Temple Emanuel, 713 North Greene Street. Cancelled if there is rain/thunder. Wear comfortable shoes! This event is FREE.