Walking Tour of West Market Terrace (postponed)

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…

Living Large: The Rise of Modern Apartments in Greensboro, Part II

The second of a three-part series reviewing the history of apartment housing in Greensboro. The completion of the Vick Apartments on East Fisher Avenue in 1919 – the first exclusively residential apartment building in the city – proved the market for non-single family housing was strong. A flurry of other apartment houses followed, including the…

Historic Summit Avenue Neighborhood (Dunleath) Evening Walking Tours

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…

Love-A-Loewenstein Party

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…