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Historic Summit Avenue Neighborhood

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…

Twelfth Annual Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens: Dunleath

447 West Washington Street, Greensboro, NC

Join Us in Celebrating National Preservation Month! Preservation Greensboro’s Twelfth Annual Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens will feature vintage homes in the Dunleath neighborhood during May, National Historic Preservation Month. “We are excited to focus on the history, architecture, and gardens of this classic Greensboro neighborhood,” says Benjamin Briggs, executive director of Preservation Greensboro.…

Historic Summit Avenue Neighborhood

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…

Social Equity in History Walking Tour

International Civil Rights Center and Museum 134 South Elm Street, Greensboro, NC

For a city of its size in the American South, Greensboro has a remarkable history of social equity expressed in our built environment 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…

Walking Wednesdays Tour of Westerwood

Double Oaks 204 North Mendenhall Street, Greensboro, NC

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 west of Greensboro’s village center, the area was first developed in the 1890s as the home of B. H.…

Walking Wednesday Tour of Lindley Park

Lindley Park Gates 2700 Spring Garden Street, Greensboro, NC

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…

Insider Tour: Mock, Judson, Voehringer Company Hosiery Mill

Mock Judson 2610 Oakland Avenue, Greensboro

EVENT IS FULL To be added to the waitlist, send us an email.   Greensboro is enjoying a boom of rehabilitation and restoration projects involving historic industrial properties. Our special Insider Tours will provide a preview of stunning examples of these renovations, including the Mock, Judson, Voehringer Company Hosiery Mill (1927-1938). The Mo-Jud (as it…

Insider Tour: The Mill House at Revolution

The Mill House at Revolution 2000 Yanceyville Street, Greensboro, NC

This tour is filled, we are adding to wait list only. Greensboro is enjoying a boom of rehabilitation and restoration projects involving historic industrial properties. Our special Insider Tours will provide a preview of stunning examples of these renovations, including the Mill House at Revolution. The Mill House, located in the 2000 block of Yanceyville…

Thomas Day Trip to Milton and Caswell County

Blandwood Museum 447 West Washington Street, Greensboro, NC

This event is postponed and will be rescheduled to a later time. Departure 8:30 am with Return to Greensboro by 4:30 pm The ticket price includes transportation, lunch, gratuity, and a special event) Join us to explore the artistry and architecture of Thomas Day in the county and town in which he lived. Our tour…

Thomas Day Saturday Morning Symposium

Blandwood Carriage House 400 West McGee Street, Greensboro, NC

Join us for an informative deep dive into the history and artisanry of Thomas Day. Learn not only about the life and social context of Thomas Day, his wife Aquilla, and their family, but learn about the identifying features and technology that typifies his furniture for clues on what might be - and might not…

Insider Tour: Printworks Mill

Proximity Printworks Mill 1700 Fairview Street, Greensboro, NC

This tour is filled, we are adding to wait list only. Greensboro is enjoying a boom of rehabilitation and restoration projects involving historic industrial properties. Our special Insider Tours will explore a number of stunning examples of these renovations, including the Printworks Mill (1913). The Proximity Print Works Mill, located at 1700 Fairview Street, was…

Preservation Greensboro’s Annual Meeting

Blandwood Carriage House 400 West McGee Street, Greensboro, NC

Though we held our most recent Annual Meeting last February, this meeting serves as Preservation Greensboro’s abridged annual General Membership Meeting that will align to the organization's new bylaws and the fiscal year passed May 10th, 2022. The new bylaws call for our annual meeting to be held in September or October of each year.…