Walking Tour of the Bennett College Campus
June 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Since its establishment as a primary and secondary school in 1873, Bennett College has grown to one of the most important Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in North Carolina. During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, it was one of the few schools in the city that provided education beyond the primary grades for black children. Following a major reorganization in 1926, it phased out its coeducational secondary school program and became a four-year women’s college. It remains one of only two black women’s colleges in the nation. The campus was primarily developed in the mid-twentieth century. Handsome Georgian Revival style brick structures are symmetrically arranged around a central quadrangle shaded by mature trees. The architect most associated with its design and planning is Odis Clay Poundstone of Atlanta, but Greensboro’s Charles C. Hartmann and Edward Loewenstein were joined by Jens Frederick Larson of New York made to make significant contributions.
Now in our 16th season of tours, Preservation Greensboro’s Urban Guide Rebecca Lowe 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/thunder. Wear comfortable shoes! Meet on the steps of Annie Merner Pfeiffer Chapel at 900 East Washington Street, Greensboro. This tour is FREE.