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August 2017

Sunset Hills Neighborhood Walking Tour (Wednesday Evening)

August 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Architectural Salvage of Greensboro, 1028-B Huffman Street
Greensboro, NC 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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College Hill Walking Tour (Wednesday Evening)

August 16 @ 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 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 Greensboro’s Victorian-era middle class who sought to…

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Revolution Mill Walking Tour (Wednesday Evening)

August 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Revolution Mill, 1200 revolution Mill Drive
Greensboro, NC United States
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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. The complex is in the process of a massive restoration project by the Self Help…

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Westerwood Walking Tour (Saturday Morning)

August 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Double Oaks, 204 North Mendenhall Street
Greensboro, 27401
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Beginning with the magnificent neoclassical Double Oaks mansion on 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 developed first as the Highlands, then…

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Center City North Walking Tour (Wednesday Evening)

August 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Green Bean, 341 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 Raleigh James Hughes,…

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September 2017

UNCG Architectural Walking Tour

September 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Vacc Bell Tower, 1100 Spring Garden Street
Greensboro, NC United States
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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro was established in 1891, and the city of Greensboro was selected in a competitive bidding process with other cities including Durham, Graham, Thomasville and Marion. The city won the bid after its citizens approved $30,000 in bonds for its first buildings and R.S. Pullen and R.T. Gray gave land for the 10-acre campus. The Woman’s Normal School opened in 1892 with 198 students, 15 faculty, and three departments: commercial, domestic science, and pedagogy (teaching). Over the past 125…

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Revolution Mill Walking Tour (Wednesday Evening)

September 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Revolution Mill, 1200 revolution Mill Drive
Greensboro, NC United States
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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. The complex is in the process of a massive restoration project by the Self Help…

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2017 Museum Day Live!

September 23 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Blandwood Mansion, 447 West Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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Ticket Required for this FREE event Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket…for free! To receive your free Museum Day Live! Ticket for two people only, please fill out the form linked on this page on or after Tuesday, August 1st. Your Ticket will be emailed to you after you submit your information. You may show your e-mail ticket on your…

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October 2017

Furnishing Blandwood – Changing Taste in Antebellum America, First of a Two-Part Series

October 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Blandwood Carriage House, 400 West McGee Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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When the New York architect Alexander Jackson Davis in 1844 came to Greensboro and designed what became one of the country’s earliest Tuscan villas, he and his client, the visionary Governor John Motley Morehead, collaborated on furnishing Blandwood’s interior.  The recommendations and selections made by both enterprising men—especially with regard to art and furniture—reflect shifting tastes in mid-nineteenth century America.  A digital presentation highlights the historic artifacts owned by the Moreheads, including some new discoveries, and elucidates the roles played…

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Ghost Stories at Blandwood

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Saturday, repeating until October 28, 2017

Blandwood Mansion, 447 West Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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A Halloween tradition of Ghost Stories continues this October at Blandwood Mansion! Located in downtown Greensboro, Blandwood has stood for more than 200 years, witnessing the passage of time, historic events, and the lives of its occupants. Our special friend and storyteller Cynthia Moore Brown will weave her magic with spine-tingling stories, historic legends and fanciful tales about North Carolina. With just the flicker of the fireplace and candles, guests will be seated on the floor of the West Parlor, as is…

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