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June 2020

Walking Wednesdays Tour of Westerwood

June 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Double Oaks, 204 North Mendenhall Street
Greensboro, 27401
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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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Blandwood In-Depth Tour: Architecture

June 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blandwood Mansion, 447 West Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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$10

A fascinating look at the techniques of construction; use of materials such as timber, brick and plaster; and architectural terminology related to Blandwood Mansion. This tour explores the architecture of Blandwood, a National Historic Landmark with additions designed by preeminent New York City architect Alexander Jackson Davis, as an illustration of early Piedmont Carolina architectural traditions from the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries as well as new concepts and techniques introduced during the Industrial Revolution and the Victorian Period…

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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…

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Blandwood In-Depth Tour: Portraiture

June 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blandwood Mansion, 447 West Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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$10

As a museum, Blandwood chronicles an impressive collection of historical media that documents the evolution of portraiture from eighteenth century silhouettes to late nineteenth century photography. This special tour reviews the progression of portraiture from simple backwoods representations through posed oil portraits, calotype and daguerreotype prints, to modern photography. This tour explores Blandwood as a remarkable collection that documents a century of rapid change in technology. This tour will be led by Preservation Greensboro's Executive Director, Benjamin Briggs. 40 minutes.

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Walking Tour of Sunset Hills

June 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
First Christian Church, 1900 W Market St
Greensboro, NC 27403 United States
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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…

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Blandwood In-Depth Tour: Decorative Arts

June 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blandwood Mansion, 447 West Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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$10

The decorative arts at Blandwood reveal an astonishing amount about changing tastes in America during the first half of the nineteenth century, as taste makers pivoted from Roman Classical to Greek Classical and French inspirations. Blandwood features a remarkable collection of pieces that are original to the house and family known as "The Morehead Collection.". The tour will highlight a number of pieces from this Collection, and provide context for their inspiration in terms of form and craftsmanship. Blandwood's resident…

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Walking Tour of Grimsley High School Campus

June 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Grimsley High School, 801 Josephine Boyd Street
Greensboro, NC United States
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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…

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August 2020

10th Annual Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens – New Date!

August 29 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Rescheduled to a new date! Preservation Greensboro’s 10th Annual Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens will feature vintage homes for tour the weekend before Labor Day. Vintage homes will open their doors to ticket holders during Preservation Greensboro’s annual Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens Saturday August 29 from 11am till 5pm, and Sunday August 30 from 1pm till 5pm. The tour highlights charming examples of architecture and their surrounding landscapes. Ticket purchases are valid for both days/full weekend. The…

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10th Annual Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens – New Date!

August 30 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Rescheduled to a new date! Preservation Greensboro’s 10th Annual Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens will feature vintage homes for tour the weekend before Labor Day. Vintage homes will open their doors to ticket holders during Preservation Greensboro’s annual Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens Saturday August 29 from 11am till 5pm, and Sunday August 30 from 1pm till 5pm. The tour highlights charming examples of architecture and their surrounding landscapes. Ticket purchases are valid for both days/full weekend. The…

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September 2020

The Architecture of Japan

September 12 - September 21
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Adeline Talbot of Studio Traveler has worked with Benjamin Briggs to curate a unique travel experience that celebrates the culture of Japan, with a special focus on architecture, gardens, art, and culinary themes. From the ancient capital of Nara to the eye-popping boutiques of the Ginza...we have it covered!

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