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Old Greensborough Walking Tour
May 18, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
South of the railroad tracks are a variety of shops, galleries, and restaurants that were constructed around the turn-of-the-twentieth-century. South Elm Street is lined with several brick storefronts sporting ornate iron- and stone-trimmed facades, and elaborate cornices. Adjacent mixed-use neighborhoods feature landmark Victorian-Era homes and Neo-Traditional urban design.
This tour is part of the year-long celebration of Preservation Greensboro’s 50th year of service to the community. Learn about the history of this well-preserved section of our city center, parts of which date to the era when Greensborough remained the accepted spelling of the city!
Led by Preservation Greensboro’s Urban Guide Ryan Gray, you will gain insights on Neoclassical, Italianate, and Gothic Revival architecture of the past, and examine neo-contemporary styles by Duany Plater-Zybert Architects. Tours will take a little over an hour depending on questions.
Rain or shine, cancelled only if thunder is heard. Wear comfortable shoes! This tour is FREE, and meets in front of the Green Bean.