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Old Greensborough Walking Tour – Tour Filled
September 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm$5.00
South of the railroad tracks are a variety of shops, galleries, and restaurants that were constructed beginning in the 1870s by Joseph Shields. Named Shieldstown, the structures overlooking South Elm Street featured brick storefronts sporting ornate iron- and stone-trimmed facades, and elaborate cornices. Today, the neighborhood and adjacent areas are a vibrant mixed-use neighborhood that contain landmark Victorian-Era homes and Neo-Traditional urban designs.
This is one of many tours across the city, now in its 16th season. The walking tour will be led by Preservation Greensboro’s executive director Benjamin Briggs. 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! You will gain insights on Neoclassical, Italianate, and Gothic Revival architecture of the past, and examine neo-traditional styles by Duany Plater-Zybert Architects. Tours will take an hour and a half depending on questions.
Preservation Greensboro’s walking tours have always been a convenience with no booking, no payment, no red tape. You’d just turn up and off we went! Due to the pandemic we are now limiting the size of our groups to approximately 10 people and we ask for a $5 donation. The best way we can do this in a safe way is to book tickets online. To do so, please follow the button link below to our secure website. Meet in front of the Cascade Saloon at 408-410 South Elm Street. Cancelled (and refundable) in case of rain/thunder. Wear comfortable shoes. As always, socially distance yourself, wear a mask, and wash your hands!