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June 2020

Cancelled – Walking Tour of the Bennett College Campus

June 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Since its establishment as a primary and secondary school in 1873, Bennett College has grown to one of the most important Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in North Carolina. During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, it was one of the few schools in the city that provided education beyond the primary grades for black children. Following a major reorganization in 1926, it phased out its coeducational secondary school program and became a four-year women’s college. It remains…

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Blandwood In-Depth Tour: Portraiture

June 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blandwood Mansion, 447 West Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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As a museum, Blandwood chronicles an impressive collection of historical media that documents the evolution of portraiture from eighteenth century silhouettes to late nineteenth century photography. This special tour reviews the progression of portraiture from simple backwoods representations through posed oil portraits, calotype and daguerreotype prints, to modern photography. This tour explores Blandwood as a remarkable collection that documents a century of rapid change in technology. This tour will be held on Facebook Live, accessed through our Preservation Greensboro or…

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Cancelled – Walking Tour of Sunset Hills

June 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 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 at the western terminus of Market Street – the city’s primary east-west thoroughfare that provided an axis and direct access to the center of the city. In contrast to the man-made east-west axis of West Market Street, a neighborhood park provided a natural north-south axis to afford recreational and play space. To facilitate development, Moore hired architect Lorenzo…

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Blandwood In-Depth Live on Facebook: Decorative Arts

June 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blandwood Mansion, 447 West Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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The decorative arts at Blandwood reveal an astonishing amount about changing tastes in America during the first half of the nineteenth century, as taste makers pivoted from Roman Classical to Greek Classical and French inspirations. Blandwood features a remarkable collection of pieces that are original to the house and family known as "The Morehead Collection.". The tour will be held on Facebook Live, accessed through our Preservation Greensboro or Blandwood Facebook pages. We will highlight a number of pieces from…

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Cancelled – Walking Tour of Grimsley High School Campus

June 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Grimsley High School, 801 Josephine Boyd Street
Greensboro, NC United States
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When it opened on Westover Terrace in 1929, the Greensboro Senior High School was heralded as the city’s $1,000,000 high school. It was built at the culmination of a wave of school construction across the city that represented community commitment to education. The new high school was the most expensive asset in the city’s school building program of the late 1920s. In 1962, after the expanding city constructed additional high schools, the school’s name was changed to Grimsley to memorialize…

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August 2020

10th Annual Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens: Virtual Edition – Reveal Date!

August 29 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Updated 10 August 2020!  The Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens is one of our favorite fundraising events every year, and we didn't want to cancel it due to COVID-19.  So, we are thinking outside-the-box and going virtual!  On August 29th we will reveal details on how the tour will be accessible online from your home. We think this will be an exciting new chapter for historic preservation in Greensboro! Six vintage homes will be presented online as part of…

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September 2020

College Hill Walking Tour – Tour Filled

September 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Coffeology, 423 Tate Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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$5.00

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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Fisher Park Walking Tour – Tour Filled

September 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
(Old) Temple Emanuel, 713 North Greene Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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$5.00

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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Dunleath (Summit Avenue) Walking Tour – Tour Filled

September 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Swann Middle School, 811 Cypress Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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$5.00

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 cotton and denim mills and the city center. Named “Summit Avenue” for its destination to the crossroads community of Brown Summit, the avenue was quickly lined with grand houses with Queen Anne, Romanesque, Neoclassical, and Colonial Revival…

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Old Greensborough Walking Tour – Tour Filled

September 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Cascade Saloon, 408-410 South Elm Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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$5.00

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 structures overlooking South Elm Street featured 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 contain landmark Victorian-Era homes and Neo-Traditional urban designs. This is one of many tours across the city, now in its 16th season. The walking tour…

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October 2020

Ghost Stories on the Lawn 1-SOLD OUT

October 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Blandwood Mansion, 447 West Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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$5
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Ghost Stories on the Lawn 2-SOLD OUT

October 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Blandwood Mansion, 447 West Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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$5
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