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Cancelled – Walking Tour of Sunset Hills
June 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
In 1922, developer A. K. Moore acquired a 212-acre tract of land with a unique location in Greensboro. The land was located at the western terminus of Market Street – the city’s primary east-west thoroughfare that provided an axis and direct access to the center of the city. In contrast to the man-made east-west axis of West Market Street, a neighborhood park provided a natural north-south axis to afford recreational and play space. To facilitate development, Moore hired architect Lorenzo S. Winslow to offer a design service named Moore’s Better Built Homes for clients from 1925-1926. In addition to promoting distinctive city planning and architecture, Moore pioneered use of model homes as promotional venues. His model homes evolved into the Castle Charming concept house. The Castle Charming model home partnered with Morrison-Neese Furniture Company to create a furnished residence that attracted legions of potential home buyers.
This is one of many tours across the city, now in our 16th season. Preservation Greensboro’s Urban Guide will provide insights and anecdotal stories about A. K. Moore, Lorenzo Winslow, and other personalities that have led to the development of Sunset Hills as National Register of Historic Places Historic District. Tours take 60-75 minutes depending on questions.
Cancelled in case of rain. Wear comfortable shoes! This tour is FREE to the public. Meet in front of the First Christian Church at 1900 W Market St, Greensboro, NC 27403.
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