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June 2019

Old Greensborough Walking Tour

June 19 @ 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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Historic Summit Avenue Neighborhood

June 26 @ 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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July 2019

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 170 years apart from Blandwood, the instrument is back, fully restored and conserved through the generosity of Jim Schenck. Help us celebrate the return of this artifact with an intimate period chamber music performance. This will be a ticketed fundraiser with limited seating to enjoy period music in a period setting on a period instrument!

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September 2019

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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February 2020

Preservation Greensboro’s 54th Annual Meeting

February 12, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Join us to learn more about the state of historic preservation in Greensboro! This meeting serves as Preservation Greensboro’s annual General Membership Meeting that will include the presentation of Preservation Awards.In addition to awards and a community update by our executive director Benjamin Briggs. Our speaker for the evening will be selected to provide new insights and energy for Greensboro's active preservation movement.. Help us celebrate 54 years of preservation work and advocacy in Greensboro! Please consider joining us as…

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May 2020

10th Annual Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens

May 16, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until May 17, 2020

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Preservation Greensboro’s 10th Annual Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens will feature vintage homes for tour during National Historic Preservation Month of May. Vintage homes will open their doors to ticket holders during Preservation Greensboro’s annual Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens Saturday May 16 from 11am till 5pm, and Sunday May 17 from 1pm till 5pm. The tour highlights charming examples of architecture and their surrounding landscapes. The tour is the flagship fundraiser for Preservation Greensboro.

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10th Annual Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens

May 17, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - May 18, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until May 17, 2020

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Preservation Greensboro’s 10th Annual Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens will feature vintage homes for tour during National Historic Preservation Month of May. Vintage homes will open their doors to ticket holders during Preservation Greensboro’s annual Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens Saturday May 16 from 11am till 5pm, and Sunday May 17 from 1pm till 5pm. The tour highlights charming examples of architecture and their surrounding landscapes. The tour is the flagship fundraiser for Preservation Greensboro.

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