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August 2019

Walking Wednesday Tour of Greensboro’s Modernist Downtown

August 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
International Civil Rights Center and Museum, 134 South Elm Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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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. This is a bonus tour to mark the end…

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Old Greensborough Walking Tour

August 28 @ 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 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 of many tours across the city, now in its 15th season. The walking…

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September 2019

Fisher Park Walking Tour

September 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Blandwood Mansion, 447 West Washington 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…

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The Architecture of England

September 10 - September 17
447 West Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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England is an obvious travel destination for preservationists. From Inigo Jones to Sir John Soane to Norman Foster, the British are passionate about the romance of historic architecture. Here in North Carolina, our affection for British architecture goes deeper. In Greensboro, several of our most historic sites reflect English themes. Our magnificent Julian Price Designer Showhouse in April 2018 was held in a stately Tudor Manorhouse, replete with half-timberwork, herringbone brickwork, and sturdy towers. In June 2018 we enjoyed the Miramichi…

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Semi-Annual Vintage Market at Architectural Salvage

September 14 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Architectural Salvage of Greensboro, 1028-B Huffman Street
Greensboro, NC United States
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Find eclectic treasures at the Semi-Annual Vintage Market at Architectural Salvage! This outdoor pop-up market includes rustic treasures, creatively reused collectibles, vintage finds, locally-made goods, salvaged wood furniture, and upscale handmade items. Architectural Salvage of Greensboro is a 25-year old non-profit initiative of Preservation Greensboro. Our volunteer crew salvages vintage materials from buildings that are being knocked down or renovated  and recycles those items back into Greensboro’s creative community. We specialize in historic mantels, windows, light fixtures, doors, moldings, heart…

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Third Thursday With Preservation Greensboro

September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Westerwood Tavern, 508 Guilford Avenue
Greensboro, NC United States
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Preservation Greensboro invites all who are new to join in the Historic Preservation (HP) discussion. If you are new to Greensboro, new to historic preservation, or new to Preservation Greensboro, we want to meet you and geek out over Historic Preservation! We will meet every third Thursday of each month at a local bar (which are in historic buildings) and discuss. Not new but want to find more people to talk about preservation with? Come join us! All are welcome!…

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2019 Museum Day Live!

September 21 @ 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! Fee Museum Day Live Ticket is for two people only. Tickets will be available for the public to download beginning at midnight on August 15, 2019. Your Ticket will be emailed to you after you submit your information. You may show your e-mail ticket on…

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October 2019

Christian Advocate Publishing (CAP) Company Building Open House

October 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
CAP Company, 429 W. Friendly Avenue
Greensboro, NC United States
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The Preservation Greensboro Development Fund is working hard to save the Christian Advocate Publishing (CAP) building at 429 West Friendly Avenue. Curious to learn about this gem? Come explore at our Open House! Built in 1927 by architectural designs supplied by Charles Hartmann, this building could be a landmark for our city! Learn more about this building. This event is open to professionals in the real estate, construction, design, and development industries, as well as those who might have a…

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Third Thursday With Preservation Greensboro

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until February 20, 2020

Old Town Draught House, 1205 Spring Garden Street
Greensboro, NC 27403 United States
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Preservation Greensboro invites all who are new to join in the Historic Preservation (HP) discussion. If you are new to Greensboro, new to historic preservation, or new to Preservation Greensboro, we want to meet you and geek out over Historic Preservation! We will meet every third Thursday of each month at a local bar (which are in historic buildings) and discuss. Not new but want to find more people to talk about preservation with? Come join us! All are welcome!…

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Ghost Stories at Blandwood

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blandwood Mansion, 447 West Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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$5

A Halloween tradition of Ghost Stories continues this October at Blandwood Mansion! Located in downtown Greensboro, Blandwood has stood for more than 200 years and has witnessed the passage of time, historic events, and the lives of its occupants. Our special friend and storyteller Cynthia Moore Brown will weave her 15th season of 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…

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Ghost Stories at Blandwood

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blandwood Mansion, 447 West Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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$5

A Halloween tradition of Ghost Stories continues this October at Blandwood Mansion! Located in downtown Greensboro, Blandwood has stood for more than 200 years and has witnessed the passage of time, historic events, and the lives of its occupants. Our special friend and storyteller Cynthia Moore Brown will weave her 15th season of 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…

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Love-A-Landmark in Sunset Hills

October 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
$25

In 1915, Hugh N. Preddy of Oak Ridge married Mary Dodson of Thomasville. By 1928, the couple took a mortgage of $10,324, and purchased their splendid Tudor Revival home overlooking Greenway Park. At the time of their purchase, Preddy served as a clerk for the Greensboro office of E. A. Pierce & Company, on Friendly Avenue in downtown. E.A. Pierce & Co. was a securities brokerage firm based in New York City, later known as Merrill Lynch. With the stock…

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