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September 2020

Dunleath (Summit Avenue) Walking Tour – Tour Filled

September 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Swann Middle School, 811 Cypress Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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$5.00

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 cotton and denim mills and the city center. Named “Summit Avenue” for its destination to the crossroads community of Brown Summit, the avenue was quickly lined with grand houses with Queen Anne, Romanesque, Neoclassical, and Colonial Revival…

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Old Greensborough Walking Tour – Tour Filled

September 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Cascade Saloon, 408-410 South Elm Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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$5.00

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 structures overlooking South Elm Street featured 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 contain landmark Victorian-Era homes and Neo-Traditional urban designs. This is one of many tours across the city, now in its 16th season. The walking tour…

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