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June 2020

Cancelled – Walking Tour of Grimsley High School Campus

June 24, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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

Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens in Southside and South Elm Street

October 16, 2020 @ 8:00 am - January 10, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Blandwood Mansion, 447 West Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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$15

We are so excited to share our virtual Tour of Historic Homes in Southside and South Elm here on our website! Keep an eye on this page as we make ticket sales available. In the meantime, browse our tour page for a sneak peek! Tour may be enjoyed virtually through a password protected portal from Friday October 16th through Tuesday December 1st.

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Ghost Stories on the Lawn 1-SOLD OUT

October 16, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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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January 2021

Guilford at 250: Our Rich Heritage

January 21 @ 6:00 pm

Guilford County celebrates its 250th birthday in 2021! Established on April 1, 1771, Guilford was named for an English Earl with royal connections, but the county was formed to segregate early settlers who did not welcome royal rules. To celebrate Old Guilford’s semiquincentennial, Preservation Greensboro will hold a series of monthly lectures on Zoom to review a range of topics related to history, architecture, and preservation in the county. These Zoom gatherings will be free to the public and scheduled…

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February 2021

Preservation Greensboro’s 55th Annual Meeting

February 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: Zoom Approximate Length: 45 minutes to one hour This meeting serves as Preservation Greensboro’s annual General Membership Meeting that will include election of board and presentation of Preservation Awards. In addition to awards and a community update, attendees will learn more about special new initiatives of the organization. Dr. Goldie Wells will provide an inspiring Keynote Message. Dr. Wells represents District 2 on Greensboro's City Council, but before entering politics she took action for historic preservation of our community!…

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Guilford at 250: Civil Rights Era Touchstones

February 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
FREE

Greensboro’s Civil Rights history is unparalleled in North Carolina. With keystone institutions such as NCA&T, Bennett College, and Dudley High School, Greensboro has (at times) been a national leader in Civil Rights. According to historian William H. Chafe, “In some ways Greensboro simply exemplified national trends; in others, it helped to create them, particularly with the sit-ins and the evolution of Black Power ideology.” This important movement grew out of the East and Southeast Greensboro neighborhoods. These neighborhoods include groups…

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