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NEW! Walking Wednesdays Tour of East Market Street
June 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tour reservations are required.
East Market Street is distinguished by over 150 years of representative American history, ranging from Guilford County’s first elected Black official Zephania Mitchell of the 1860s to the influential Black-owned American Federal Savings and Loan of the 1960s. Greensboro holds a special place in American history for its contributions – and its challenges – related to Civil Rights and Social Equity. East Market Street holds stories and architecture that serve as benchmarks for that history. The tour includes the history of NCA&TSU, urban renewal, the Cumberland Redevelopment Area, and prime examples of Greensboro’s Modernist Movement.
This tour is part of our 19th season of service to the community. Learn about history, personalities, preservation challenges, and architectural features on a walking tour led by Preservation Greensboro’s executive director Benjamin Briggs. You will gain insights on the touchstones to Black history in Greensboro, and its legacy that represents important contributions to American history.
This tour is FREE to the community (but we hope you will consider joining as a member). Please reserve your place on the walk you want to join by emailing us. This tour begins at the southeastern corner of East Market Street and Murrow Boulevard, and will take 60 to 90 minutes. Rescheduled in case of rain/thunder — updates will be made on our social media. Wear comfortable shoes!