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May 2018

College Hill Walking Tour (Wednesday Evening)

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Coffeology, 423 Tate Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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This tour is cancelled due to rain. 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 hip 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…

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Old Greensborough Walking Tour (Wednesday Evening)

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cascade Saloon, 408-410 South Elm Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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Due to a work conflict, this tour is postponed to a future date. 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…

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Historic Summit Avenue Neighborhood (Wednesday Evening)

May 30 @ 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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June 2018

Fisher Park Walking Tour (Wednesday Evening)

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
(Old) Temple Emanuel, 713 N. Greene 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 homes. Today, the neighborhood…

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College Hill Walking Tour (Wednesday Evening)

June 13 @ 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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Old Greensborough Walking Tour (Wednesday Evening)

June 20 @ 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 streets around South Elm Street were lined with brick storefronts sporting ornate iron- and stone-trimmed facades, with 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 14th season, in celebration of…

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August 2018

Walking Wednesdays Tour of City Center North

August 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cascade Saloon, 408-410 South Elm Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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The Gate City grew from a county seat and college town to the second largest city in the state during the twentieth century, and our downtown has some of the best examples of architecture of the period to show for it! Unusual highlights of the tour include early skyscrapers, Mid-Century Modern landmarks, and a Brutalist governmental campus that stands among the best examples of their styles in the state. An array of architects are represented, from our own Charles Hartmann, New York's…

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September 2018

Walking Wednesdays Tour of Westerwood

September 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 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 was…

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Walking Wednesdays Tour of Sunset Hills

September 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 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 in the path of the western extension of Market Street – the city’s primary east-west thoroughfare that provided direct access to the center of the city. In contrast to the man-made east-west axis of West Market Street, a park provided a natural north-south axis that afforded recreational space for the neighborhood. To facilitate development, Moore hired architect Lorenzo…

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Walking Wednesdays Tour of Lindley Park

September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Lindley Park Gates, 2700 Spring Garden Street
Greensboro, NC United States
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Quaker J. Van Lindley was renowned as an intrepid businessman. First establishing his reputation in the nursery business, he evolving into terra cotta pipe manufacturing and cotton-milling before 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. The Lindley Park amusement park was operated by the Greensboro Electric Co., and those seeking amusements rode…

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