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Love-A-Landmark Party at the Dixon-Leftwich-Murphy House
October 5, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
One of only three Gothic Revival houses built in Greensboro, the Dixon-Leftwich-Murphy House is one of the most treasures places in the Gate City!
Nurseryman Martin C. Dixon built the house on a large parcel of land in the northernmost section of the city in 1875. The house remained in the Dixon family until 1887, and was sold to Colonel A. H. Leftwich. Fifteen years later, in 1903, the house was purchased by T. J. and Annie Leftwich-Murphy. Murphy was twice mayor of Greensboro, serving from 1905-1907, and again in 1911-1917. This handsome, two-story brick residence is one of three notable Gothic Revival-inspired designs in Greensboro. Gothic features include a steep cross-gable roofline, a clipped corner turret, lancet attic windows, and tall, narrow windows topped by transoms.
Some explore the pointed arch windows, the soaring ceilings, the grand staircase, and the exquiset plaster moldings that reflect another era in Gate City history.
This event is open to the public with $5 admission. Sponsored by Lauten Crow of Simpson Commercial Real Estate, as a benefit to Preservation Greensboro Incorporated.
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