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June 2021

Walking Wednesdays Tour of the North Carolina A&T State University Campus

June 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Greensboro Four, 266 University Circle
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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$5

North Carolina A&T State University is the largest historically black college or university in the United States. Founded by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1891, it is one of only two in the state to be established under the provisions of the Morrill Land-Grant Act, and the first for people of color. It is a leader in education and Civil Rights, including its four students, known as the Greensboro Four, who initiated peaceful sit-ins at the Woolworth’s Counter to…

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High Point’s Architectural Legacy

June 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Established among Quaker settlements in 1859 at the intersection of the Great Fayetteville and Western Plank Road and the North Carolina Railroad, High Point was destined to be a center of commerce and manufacturing from its start. Growth of the furniture industry in the 1890s and textile manufacturing in the twentieth century brought great wealth to the city by the close of World War I. By the 1920s, the city was considered a showplace for its architecture and urban design.…

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Walking Wednesdays Tour of East White Oak School

June 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
East White Oak School, 1801 Tenth Street
Greensboro,
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$5

The East White Oak School was constructed by the Cone family around 1916 to serve grades 1-5 for children of African American mill workers. It has been on the National Register since 1991 based on Criteria A - through associations with events that have made a significant contribution to the broad patterns of our history – specifically Black history. Interestingly, the building is owned by a small nonprofit established in 1956 to preserve the structure and today it serves low-income…

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Walking Wednesdays Tour of Westerwood – SOLD OUT

June 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Double Oaks, 204 North Mendenhall Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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$5

Beginning with the magnificent neoclassical Double Oaks Bed & Breakfast at 204 North Mendenhall Street, this tour will weave the history of Westerwood from the late nineteenth century to the present. Built on a hill just a west of Greensboro’s village center, the area was first developed in the 1890s as the home of B. H. Merrimon. His home, known as The Cedars, was among Greensboro’s most exuberant Queen Anne homes. It stood until the 1960s. Property surrounding The Cedars…

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October 2021

The Architecture of Pittsburgh

October 7 @ 8:00 am - October 10 @ 5:00 pm
Blandwood Mansion, 447 West Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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Pittsburgh is a legacy city, a center point of America's Industrial Revolution, and the center of steel, aluminum, glass, oil, and electric industries. The wealth and prosperity of the period resulted in architecture that is exemplary and irreplaceable. Join us in Pittsburgh with our partners at Studio Traveler for our 9th architectural excursion. Additional sites include the Warhol Museum, Phipps Conservatory, and the Carnegie Art Museum, An optional Sunday excursion will explore Frank Lloyd Wright's National Historic Landmark: Fallingwater! Includes…

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February 2022

Preservation Greensboro’s 56th Annual Meeting

February 9, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
447 West Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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This meeting serves as Preservation Greensboro’s annual General Membership Meeting that will include election of board and presentation of the 2021 Preservation Awards. In addition to awards and a community update, attendees will learn more about special new initiatives of the organization.  

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May 2022

Twelfth Annual Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens: Dunleath

May 21, 2022 - May 22, 2022
447 West Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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Preservation Greensboro’s Twelfth Annual Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens will feature vintage homes in the Dunleath neighborhood during National Historic Preservation Month of May. Vintage homes in the Dunleath neighborhood will open their doors to ticket holders on the weekend (Saturday and Sunday) May 21-22, 2022. The tour will highlight early twentieth century architecture and home design. "We are excited to celebrate the history, architecture, and gardens of the Dunleath neighborhood," says Benjamin Briggs, executive director of Preservation Greensboro.…

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