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June 2017

UNCG Architectural Walking Tour

June 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Blandwood Mansion, 447 West Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro was established in 1891, and the city of Greensboro was selected in a competitive bidding process with other cities including Durham, Graham, Thomasville and Marion. The city won the bid after its citizens approved $30,000 in bonds for its first buildings and R.S. Pullen and R.T. Gray gave land for the 10-acre campus. The Woman's Normal School opened in 1892 with 198 students, 15 faculty, and three departments: commercial, domestic science, and pedagogy (teaching). Over the past 125…

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Restore Explore Connect: Break On Through To The Other Side

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Blandwood Carriage House, 400 West McGee Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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One of the most difficult problems in African American Genealogy is convincing newcomers that records of their ancestors do exist and that they can make the connection between freedmen and their enslaved forebears. Lamar DeLoatch of the Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society will present research tools and strategies that are useful to African American genealogy, and inspirational to genealogists of all specialties.

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Love-A-Loewenstein Party

June 28 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Willis House, 707 Blair Street
Greensboro, NC United States
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Do you love Mid-Century Modernism? Do you love mod parties? Why not enjoy both at our mod party at the Willis House? The 1965 Willis House is significant due to its retention of character-defining architectural features specified by Greensboro architects Loewenstein-Atkinson. Edward Loewenstein and Robert A. Atkinson Jr. led a firm notable for its promotion of Modernist architecture in North Carolina during the mid-twentieth century. The Willis residence manifests Modernist principles in its long, low form and floor plan dictated…

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Old Greensborough Walking Tour

June 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Green Bean, 341 S. 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. Learn about the history of this well-preserved section of our city center, parts of which…

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July 2017

UNCG Architectural Walking Tour

July 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Vacc Bell Tower, 1100 Spring Garden Street
Greensboro, NC United States
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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro was established in 1891, and the city of Greensboro was selected in a competitive bidding process with other cities including Durham, Graham, Thomasville and Marion. The city won the bid after its citizens approved $30,000 in bonds for its first buildings and R.S. Pullen and R.T. Gray gave land for the 10-acre campus. The Woman’s Normal School opened in 1892 with 198 students, 15 faculty, and three departments: commercial, domestic science, and pedagogy (teaching). Over the past 125…

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PGI Office and Blandwood Museum Closed

July 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Blandwood Mansion, 447 West Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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Blandwood will be closed for tours on Tuesday, July 4th, for Independence Day.

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UNCG Architectural Walking Tour

July 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro was established in 1891, and the city of Greensboro was selected in a competitive bidding process with other cities including Durham, Graham, Thomasville and Marion. The city won the bid after its citizens approved $30,000 in bonds for its first buildings and R.S. Pullen and R.T. Gray gave land for the 10-acre campus. The Woman's Normal School opened in 1892 with 198 students, 15 faculty, and three departments: commercial, domestic science, and pedagogy (teaching). Over the past 125…

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Historic Summit Avenue Neighborhood (Dunleath) Evening Walking Tours

July 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Swann, 811 Cypress Street
Greensboro, NC United States
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Traces of nineteenth-century history linger on the edges of the Summit Avenue neighborhood, 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 mills and the city center. Named “Summit Avenue” for its destination to the crossroads community of Brown Summit, the avenue was quickly occupied with grand homes with Queen Anne, Romanesque, Neoclassical, and Colonial Revival details. Side streets branded with urbane names…

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Fisher Park Evening Walking Tour

July 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
(Old) Temple Emanuel, 713 North Greene 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 homes. Today, the neighborhood…

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August 2017

Sunset Hills Neighborhood Walking Tour (Wednesday Evening)

August 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Architectural Salvage of Greensboro, 1028-B Huffman Street
Greensboro, NC 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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