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September 2020

College Hill Walking Tour – Tour Filled

September 9, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Coffeology, 423 Tate Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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$5.00

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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Fisher Park Walking Tour – Tour Filled

September 16, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
(Old) Temple Emanuel, 713 North Greene Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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$5.00

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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Dunleath (Summit Avenue) Walking Tour – Tour Filled

September 23, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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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June 2021

Walking Wednesdays Tour of College Hill – FILLED

June 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Coffeology, 423 Tate Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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$5

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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Walking Wednesdays Tour of Greensboro’s Modernist Downtown – SOLD OUT

June 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
International Civil Rights Center and Museum, 134 South Elm Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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$5

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. Preservation Greensboro’s Benjamin Briggs will lead the tour…

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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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August 2021

Social Equity in History Walking Tour

August 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
International Civil Rights Center and Museum, 134 South Elm Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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$5

For a city of its size in the American South, Greensboro has a remarkable history of social equity that spans more than 100 years. Perhaps those of tolerant Quaker and Jewish faith provided Greensboro's disenfranchised citizens with community allies. In addition, Greensboro also had a strong "youth culture" from its five colleges and universities that fueled fresh perspectives and new ideas to the South. This social equity tour will visit touchstones and turning points among Greensboro's historically marginalized communities, including…

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Dunleath (Summit Avenue) Walking Tour

August 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Swann Middle School, 811 Cypress Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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$5

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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Revolution Mill and Mill House Walking Tour

August 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Docks at Revolution Mill, 2005 Yanceyville Street
Greensboro, NC United States
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$5

The Revolution Mill complex represents an important chapter in the development of Greensboro as one of the largest cities in North Carolina. The mill was a keystone of brothers Moses and Ceasar Cone’s textile empire, established in Greensboro after observing opportunity in the rapid expansion of the southern textile industry. Revolution Mill was named for the “revolutionary” idea of manufacturing flannel here in the American South. Today, the massive Revolution Mill complex is in the process of an extensive restoration…

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September 2021

The Monuments at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

September 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$5

Recognition of the 1781 Guilford Courthouse battle site was initiated in 1886, and resulted in the formation of the Guilford Battle Ground Company (est. 1887) that would protect and commemorate the grounds with monuments and memorials. The first monument was erected in 1887 and between 20 and 30 monuments were erected and dedicated to patriots and politicians through 1910. By 1917, when the park was recognized as the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, the first preserving a site of the…

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