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Guilford at 250: The Town of Jamestown

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Older than Greensboro and High Point, the Town of Jamestown holds deep roots in Guilford County history. The area was settled by Quakers in 1752 who established grist and saw mills along the forks of the Deep River. By the time of the arrival of the North Carolina Railroad in 1856, others settled the community,…

Walking Wednesdays Tour of College Hill – FILLED

Coffeology 423 Tate Street, Greensboro, NC

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…

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Walking Wednesdays Tour of the North Carolina A&T State University Campus

Greensboro Four 266 University Circle, Greensboro, NC

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 one of only two in the state to be established under the provisions of the Morrill Land-Grant Act, and the first for people of color. It is…

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Walking Wednesdays Tour of East White Oak School

East White Oak School 1801 Tenth Street, Greensboro

The East White Oak School was constructed by the Cone family around 1916 to serve grades 1-5 for children of African American mill workers. It has been on the National Register since 1991 based on Criteria A - through associations with events that have made a significant contribution to the broad patterns of our history…

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Dunleath (Summit Avenue) Walking Tour

Swann Middle School 811 Cypress Street, Greensboro, NC

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…

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Guilford Women in Architecture

447 West Washington Street, Greensboro, NC

Throughout its 250-year history, women have had a role in commissioning, designing, and preserving Guilford County's architecture and built environment. Exemplified by the campus commissions for Greensboro College and Bennett College for Women, to the famous hotel of Nannie Kilby in High Point, to the preservation of the Weir-Jordan House in Greensboro, women have shaped…

The Oldest Streets of Dunleath

Explore Hendrix, Chestnut, and Percy streets, containing the oldest houses in the Summit Avenue National Register Historic District/Dunleath Neighborhood. Dating to the 1880s, these earliest houses were built north of Dunleath Plantation, and were populated by members of the entrepreneurial Hendrix family. This tour also touches on the Dick Family plantation house site, now used…

Reading The Street – Park Avenue

447 West Washington Street, Greensboro, NC

Can you read a street? What do materials and architectural styles tell us about the history of a neighborhood such as the Summit Avenue National Register Historic District? Are these topics important? This NEW TOUR explores Park Avenue in the neighborhood now known as Dunleath. Designated a local historic district in 1984 and a National…

Historic Summit Avenue Neighborhood

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 mills and the city center. Named “Summit Avenue” for its destination to…

Walking Wednesday Tour of Lindley Park

Lindley Park Gates 2700 Spring Garden Street, Greensboro, NC

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…

Thomas Day Trip to Milton and Caswell County

Blandwood Museum 447 West Washington Street, Greensboro, NC

This event is postponed and will be rescheduled to a later time. Departure 8:30 am with Return to Greensboro by 4:30 pm The ticket price includes transportation, lunch, gratuity, and a special event) Join us to explore the artistry and architecture of Thomas Day in the county and town in which he lived. Our tour…

WE BUILT THIS: Profiles of Black Architects and Builders in North Carolina

Greensboro Four 266 University Circle, Greensboro, NC

Preservation North Carolina's groundbreaking exhibit entitled WE BUILT THIS will come to Greensboro this fall! It will be displayed in the University Galleries located on the campus of NC A&T State University from October 21 to December 9, 2022. Many of the historic buildings we revere in North Carolina are credited to their owners. Rarely…

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