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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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ASG Vintage Market

September 22 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Architectural Salvage of Greensboro, 1028-B Huffman Street
Greensboro, NC United States
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Eclectic treasures can be discovered at the first ASG Vintage Market! This outdoor market will consist of vendors displaying old and new wares - and some new items made from old!. This is the place for one-of-a-kind finds! Join us at the Architectural Salvage of Greensboro showroom, and explore the wares of vendors showing and selling crafts and items made from recycled materials or with a “vintage” feel. This event is FREE. Call 336-272-5003 for information.

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2018 Museum Day Live!

September 22 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 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, 2018. Your Ticket will be emailed to you after you submit your information. You may show your e-mail ticket on your phone, or…

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October 2018

Walking Wednesday Tour of Greensboro’s Modernist Downtown

October 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
International Civil Rights Center and Museum, 134 South Elm Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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Rescheduled from Sept 26 due to weather. 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…

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Revolution Mill Walking Tour

October 10 @ 6:00 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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Ghost Stories at Blandwood

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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 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 14th 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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Tour of the Preyer Federal Building

October 24 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Preyer Federal Building, 324 West Market Street
Greensboro, NC United States
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This tour has reached maximum attendance. Please contact us if you would like to be on our Waiting List! The L. Richardson Preyer Federal Courthouse, located at the intersection of West Market and North Eugene streets in downtown Greensboro, stands among the most celebrated examples of Art Deco architecture in North Carolina. The building was built as a federal post office, courthouse and office building. Construction was begun in December of 1931, and when the building was dedicated on July…

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Ghost Stories at Blandwood

October 27 @ 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 14th 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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November 2018

Screening of “Cascade: Caring for a Place” (2018)

November 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cascade Saloon, 408-410 South Elm Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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This event is rescheduled from October 11th. Join us for a special screening of a documentary by Michael Frierson on the Cascade Saloon. There will be two shows: 7:00 and 8:00 followed by short discussion with the filmmaker and short tours of the building. The preservation of the Cascade Saloon, one of the oldest remaining historical buildings in Greensboro, has been 15 years in the making, and was accomplished through community partnerships and a lot of determination.   Located at the railroad…

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