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Walking Tour of West Market Terrace
May 20, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Announced in 1914, West Market Terrace was developed by Greensboro realtor E. Colwell Jr. Encouraged by sales in the Fisher Park neighborhood, this new subdivision included 200 building lots with amenities such as broad concrete sidewalks, and “utility lanes” behind properties to preserve streetside aesthetics. Sixty lots were sold in 14 days, but development was suspended by World War I. Large-scale construction began in spring 1919, with residential styles ranging from exotic Craftsman, Spanish, and Asian bungalows to traditional Colonial Revival cottages, many by architect A. C. Wirth. This tour will include contemporary placemaking efforts such as environmental conservation and the event Art and Soul.
Now in our 15th season of tours, Preservation Greensboro’s Kathryn McDowell will provide insights on architecture, historic preservation, and community placemaking. Tours will take 60-75 minutes depending on questions.
This tour meets at the sand Volleyball Court at the corner of Fairmont Street and Mimosa Drive. Tour will be cancelled in case of rain/thunder. Wear comfortable shoes! This event is FREE.