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July 2019

Walking Tour of Lindley Park

July 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lindley Park Gates, 2700 Spring Garden Street
Greensboro, NC United States
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The location of our 2019 Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens! Quaker J. Van Lindley was renowned as an intrepid businessman. A Union veteran, he first established his reputation in the nursery business before diversifying into terra cotta pipe manufacturing and cotton-milling and taking a position as the president of Security Life and Annuity Co. Lindley donated 60 acres north of Spring Garden Street for use as a lake and amusement park. The park opened July 4, 1902 with promises…

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Morehead Piano Debut

July 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Blandwood Mansion, 447 West Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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In 1827, Eliza and John Motley Morehead made a fine acquisition for their new home, Blandwood - a Loud & Brothers pianoforte from Philadelphia. After spending 170 years apart from Blandwood, the instrument has returned home, fully restored and conserved through the generosity of Jim Schenck.  As the home entertainment center of the nineteenth century, the pianoforte was at the heart of family gatherings and social occasions where young ladies demonstrated their musical accomplishments to the delight and often with…

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Walking Tour of West Market Terrace

July 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
West Market Terrace Tour, 400 Mimosa Drive
Greensboro, NC United States
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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 views. 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…

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August 2019

College Hill Walking Tour

August 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Coffeology, 423 Tate Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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College Hill has the distinction of being Greensboro’s best-preserved nineteenth century neighborhood. The narrow streets lined with Queen Anne cottages and charming bungalows are enhanced by offbeat boutiques and eateries that cater to a hipster clientele from nearby colleges. Packed with history and centrally located, College Hill blends quaint architecture with amenities to create one of North Carolina’s most energetic urbane neighborhoods. The hill and its convenient location proved a popular choice for Greensboro’s Victorian-era middle class who sought to…

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Historic Summit Avenue Neighborhood Walking Tour

August 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Swann Middle School, 811 Cypress Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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Traces of nineteenth-century history linger on the edges of the Summit Avenue neighborhood (recently renamed Dunleath), but the greatest architectural legacy dates from the early twentieth-century. In 1898, industrialist siblings Ceasar and Moses Cone constructed a “magnificent boulevard” to ease transportation between their mills and the city center. Named “Summit Avenue” for its destination to the crossroads community of Brown Summit, the avenue was quickly occupied with grand homes with Queen Anne, Romanesque, Neoclassical, and Colonial Revival details. Side streets branded…

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Third Thursday With Preservation Greensboro

August 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until February 20, 2020

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Preservation Greensboro invites all who are new to join in the Historic Preservation (HP) discussion. If you are new to Greensboro, new to historic preservation, or new to Preservation Greensboro, we want to meet you and geek out over Historic Preservation! We will meet every third Thursday of each month at a local bar (which are in historic buildings) and discuss. Not new but want to find more people to talk about preservation with? Come join us! All are welcome!

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Walking Wednesday Tour of Greensboro’s Modernist Downtown

August 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
International Civil Rights Center and Museum, 134 South Elm Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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As Greensboro grew to become the second largest city in North Carolina by 1970, the city gained affluence through income from textiles, cigarettes, electronics, banking, and insurance. Wealth and prosperity led to corporate confidence which translated into progressive designs that drew from global conversations on architecture. For the decades between 1930 and 1980, Greensboro was recognized as a symbol of the New South, and the New South was illustrated by modern architecture. This is a bonus tour to mark the end…

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Old Greensborough Walking Tour

August 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cascade Saloon, 408-410 South Elm Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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South of the railroad tracks are a variety of shops, galleries, and restaurants that were constructed beginning in the 1870s by Joseph Shields. Named Shieldstown, the street around South Elm Street were lined with brick storefronts sporting ornate iron- and stone-trimmed facades, and elaborate cornices. Today, the neighborhood and adjacent areas are a vibrant mixed-use neighborhood that feature landmark Victorian-Era homes and Neo-Traditional urban design. This is one of many tours across the city, now in its 15th season. The walking…

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September 2019

Fisher Park Walking Tour

September 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Blandwood Mansion, 447 West Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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Fisher Park was the first Greensboro suburb planned and developed around a park and one of the earliest park suburbs in North Carolina. British Army Captain Basil J. Fisher re-imaged a swamp and garbage dump into Greensboro’s most fashionable Gilded Era address in 1901 when he donated the lowlands for the city’s first park that still bears his name. Residents took full advantage of ample lots overlooking the new park by commissioning the city’s best architects to design sometimes palatial…

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The Architecture of England

September 10 - September 17
447 West Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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England is an obvious travel destination for preservationists. From Inigo Jones to Sir John Soane to Norman Foster, the British are passionate about the romance of historic architecture. Here in North Carolina, our affection for British architecture goes deeper. In Greensboro, several of our most historic sites reflect English themes. Our magnificent Julian Price Designer Showhouse in April 2018 was held in a stately Tudor Manorhouse, replete with half-timberwork, herringbone brickwork, and sturdy towers. In June 2018 we enjoyed the Miramichi…

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Semi-Annual Vintage Market at Architectural Salvage

September 14 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Architectural Salvage of Greensboro, 1028-B Huffman Street
Greensboro, NC United States
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Find eclectic treasures at the Semi-Annual Vintage Market at Architectural Salvage! This outdoor pop-up market includes rustic treasures, creatively reused collectibles, vintage finds, locally-made goods, salvaged wood furniture, and upscale handmade items. Architectural Salvage of Greensboro is a 25-year old non-profit initiative of Preservation Greensboro. Our volunteer crew salvages vintage materials from buildings that are being knocked down or renovated  and recycles those items back into Greensboro’s creative community. We specialize in historic mantels, windows, light fixtures, doors, moldings, heart…

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Third Thursday With Preservation Greensboro

September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until February 20, 2020

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Preservation Greensboro invites all who are new to join in the Historic Preservation (HP) discussion. If you are new to Greensboro, new to historic preservation, or new to Preservation Greensboro, we want to meet you and geek out over Historic Preservation! We will meet every third Thursday of each month at a local bar (which are in historic buildings) and discuss. Not new but want to find more people to talk about preservation with? Come join us! All are welcome!

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