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Sixth Annual Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens: Old Irving Park
May 21, 2016 - May 22, 2016
Tour Homes will be open 11am – 5pm Saturday; 1pm – 5pm Sunday
Preservation Greensboro’s Sixth Annual Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens will feature vintage homes in the Irving Park neighborhood this May as part of National Historic Preservation Month. The tour will highlight stunning features of early twentieth-century architecture that include Irving Park’s oldest home and a Mid-Century Modern home. Participants will gain insights into local history, horticulture, and design.
“Irving Park is a North Carolina classic,” says Benjamin Briggs, Executive Director of Preservation Greensboro. “It is likely to be the earliest golf-course oriented suburb in the state, predating similar neighborhoods such as Myers Park in Charlotte, Country Club Estates in Winston-Salem, and Hope Valley in Durham. The neighborhood features some of the best examples of twentieth-century architecture in the state designed by regionally and nationally prominent architects ranging from Charles Barton Keen to Greensboro’s own Charles Hartmann and Edward Loewenstein.”
Vintage homes in the Irving Park neighborhood will open their doors to ticket holders during Preservation Greensboro’s sixth annual Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens May 21-22. The tour highlights stunning features of early twentieth century architecture, including Irving Park’s oldest home, a Hartmann design, two Keen homes, and a Mid-Century Modern Loewenstein home.
The tour is the flagship fundraiser for Preservation Greensboro. For more information visit our tour webpage.