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January 2019

The Motown Lowdown: Reflections on today’s Detroit Renaissance

January 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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On his recent cross-country trip, Richard Gantt, art historian retired from the UNCG Department of Art, was certain to plan a stop in Detroit! “The city and environs of Detroit were top destinations,” he explained, “the area being loaded with important architecture, industrial design, and fine art.” He and his architect friend Tom explored the highlights of the Motor City, and he left with some surprising observations and delightful discoveries. Enjoy a special evening learning of Richard’s reflections on his…

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February 2019

Love-A-Landmark Party at Tar Heel Manor

February 2 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tar Heel Manor, 604 Summit Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27405 United States
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$25

Tar Heel Manor was constructed by Nellie and John C. Clapp around 1904. The original form of the house included a simple pyramidal roofline embellished with four dormer windows on each elevation. Within a few years, the house was greatly enhanced by architect Richard Gambier with a stunning new gambrel roofline. In 1938 the house was purchased by Charles Kellenberger for his daughter Ruth Kellenberger Shea. The large house accommodated Ruth and her sons, but also allowed her to rent…

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Preservation Greensboro’s 53rd Annual Meeting

February 13 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Colonnade at Revolution Mill, 900 Revolution Mill Drive
Greensboro, NC United States
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$50

Join us to learn more about the state of historic preservation in Greensboro! This meeting serves as Preservation Greensboro’s annual General Membership Meeting that will include the presentation of Preservation Awards.In addition to awards and a community update by our executive director Benjamin Briggs. Our speaker for the evening is G. Edwin ("Eddie") Belk, founder of Belk Architecture. Architects and preservationists recognize Belk for his reputation of reviving treasured industrial buildings into community economic engines by enhancing historic features and…

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March 2019

Natty Greene’s Good Work Wednesday

March 20 @ 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Natty Greene’s Brewpub, 345 South Elm Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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Preservation Greensboro is proud to be selected as the non-profit beneficiary of Natty Greene’s Good Work Wednesday on Wednesday March 20th!  The charitable program will see 10% of ALL sales Wednesday night donated to Preservation Greensboro.  Mark your calendars and come out to support two preservation partners on one delicious night! In 2004 Natty Greene's Brewing Co. opened in the historic J. W. Jones Building at 345 South Elm Street with the idea to brew fantastic ales and sours. That year, the company…

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Decorative Arts Tour of Blandwood

March 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Blandwood Mansion, 447 West Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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An enlightened Governor John Motley Morehead furnished his newly expanded Blandwood in antebellum North Carolina, at the time when Classical taste still reigned supreme and warring factions of Romanticism and Industrialization were reshaping American culture.  Driven by a passion for culture and progress, Morehead’s choices for his mansion were guided by its eminent national architect Alexander Jackson Davis. Come visit 10 highlights—furniture and art-- of the Morehead Collection at Blandwood.  Tour will be led by Judith Z. Cushman Hammer, independent…

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Friendly Furniture: The Quaker Cabinetmakers of Guilford County, North Carolina, 1775–1825

March 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Blandwood Carriage House, 400 West McGee Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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Join us for a special lecture on Guilford County history with Robert Leath, Chief Curator & Vice President, Old Salem Museums & Gardens. The distinctive furniture of early Quaker settlers in Guilford County was first presented by the late John Bivins in a pioneering article in the May 1973 issue of The Magazine ANTIQUES, “A piedmont North Carolina cabinetmaker: The development of regional style.” Bivins identified several case pieces—consisting of chests, chests of drawers, clock cases, desks, desks and bookcases,…

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April 2019

Walking Tour of West Market Terrace (postponed)

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
West Market Terrrace, 400 Mimosa Drive
Greensboro, NC United States
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Postponed. Announced in 1914, West Market Terrace was developed by Greensboro realtor E. Colwell Jr. Encouraged by sales in the Fisher Park neighborhood, this new subdivision included 200 building lots with amenities such as broad concrete sidewalks, and “utility lanes” behind properties to preserve streetside views. Sixty lots were sold in 14 days, but development was suspended by World War I Large-scale construction began in spring 1919, with residential styles ranging from exotic Craftsman, Spanish, and Asian bungalows to traditional…

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Walking Tour of Westerwood

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 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 estate of B. H. Merrimon. His grand home, known as The Cedars, was among Greensboro’s most exuberant Queen Anne houses. It stood until the 1960s. Property surrounding The…

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Semi-Annual Vintage Market at Architectural Salvage

April 13 @ 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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Walking Tour of Sunset Hills

April 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 direct access to the center of the city. In contrast to the man-made east-west axis of West Market Street, a park was provided as a natural north-south axis to afford recreational space in the neighborhood. To facilitate development, Moore hired architect Lorenzo S.…

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Walking Tour of Lindley Park

April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lindley Park Gates, 2700 Spring Garden Street
Greensboro, NC United States
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The location of our 2019 Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens! Quaker J. Van Lindley was renowned as an intrepid businessman. A Union veteran, he first established his reputation in the nursery business before diversifying into terra cotta pipe manufacturing and cotton-milling and 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 with promises…

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May 2019

Walking Tour of North Carolina A&T State University Campus

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
A&T Campus, 266 University Circle
Greensboro, NC United States
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NEW TOUR! North Carolina A&T State University is the largest historically black college or university in the United States. Founded by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1891, it is the state’s second college established under the provisions of the Morrill Land-Grant Acts, and the state’s first for people of color. It is a leader in education and Civil Rights, including its four students, known as the Greensboro Four, who initiated peaceful sit-ins at the Woolworth’s Counter to end segregation.…

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