Walking Tour of Grimsley High School Campus
June 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
When it opened on Westover Terrace in 1929, the Greensboro Senior High School was heralded as the city’s $1,000,000 high school. It was built at the culmination of a wave of school construction across the city that represented community commitment to education. The new high school was the most expensive asset in the city’s school building program of the late 1920s. In 1962, after the expanding city constructed additional high schools, the school’s name was changed to Grimsley to memorialize public school superintendent George Adonijah Grimsley (1862-1935). Grimsley High School is distinctive in having a campus that resembles a small college rather than a high school. The campus was recognized to the National Register in 2005.
Now in our 16th season of tours, Preservation Greensboro’s Urban Guide Rebecca Barefoot will review historical themes and architectural styles found on the campus on a 60 – 75-minute tour. The tour will be cancelled in case of rain. Wear comfortable shoes! This tour is FREE. Meet on the steps of the main building located at 801 Josephine Boyd Street.