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Love-A-Landmark in Fisher Park
November 17, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm$20
Our fundraising series continues in the Fisher Park neighborhood at the 1913 Leak House! The house was designed by one of Greensboro’s esteemed architects, J. H. Hopkins for Minnie Lyon and Frank Leak. The couple had two children, Mildred and Mary Lyon. Mary Lyon later married Arthur Caine, and in 1966 she was the first president of Preservation Greensboro. Mary Lyon’s daughter, Anita Caine Schenck, also grew up in the house, and she too was deeply involved with leadership of Preservation Greensboro.
The stately house was vacant for nearly ten years before being acquired by the Preservation Greensboro Development Fund. A sister organization to Preservation Greensboro, the Fund provides service to the community through a variety of legal interests. It works as a “revolving fund”, a pool of capital created and reserved for historic preservation activities – with the condition that the money will be returned to the fund to be reused for similar activities in the future. Properties sold through the Fund hold a preservation easement that will protect significant architectural features into the future.
Today, with a preservation easement attached to the deed, it has been refurbished by Shelley and Jeff Segal for use as a residential office. The interior is decorated with period colors and a curated collection of fascinating furnishings that will evolve over time. Come explore this preservation transformation that has gone from derelict to delightful!
RSVPs and suggested donation beginning at $20 to Preservation Greensboro requested!
To RSVP with no donation, please email Judi.
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