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With streets branded using urbane names such as “Park Avenue” and “Fifth Avenue”, the Summit Avenue neighborhood was soon lined with homes occupied by engineers and mechanics employed by the mills. Later houses were designed in styles such as Craftsman Bungalows and Rectinlinear Foursquares. The majority of the neighborhood maintained its industrial affiliation throughout the twentieth-century until its ample and affordable residences were re-discovered by artists and educators in the 1980s. Since then, the neighborhood has seen a great deal of reinvestment as a vibrant urban neighborhood.
Few among Greensboro’s preservation network have passionate associations with the architect Richard Gambier. However, any student of Greensboro’s historic architecture will know of his work – a portfolio of projects that include Gate City landmarks that are some of most celebrated places in our region. Information on Gambier can be gleaned from census data, City…
Learn more about some of Greensboro’s exceptional architecture and the narrative it weaves. Urban Guide Ryan Gray escorts participants through more than 100 years of history in a little over an hour. You will learn about the people and the places that help make the Gate City unique among North Carolina’s largest municipalities.
Sunset Hill’s developer A. K. Moore pioneered use of model homes as promotional venues in addition to branding through distinctive city planning and architecture, His first model home was the “Bride’s Nest” in the Westerwood subdivision in 1920, and out of that initiative grew the Castle Charming concept house. The Castle Charming model home was born from a partnership with Morrison-Neese Furniture Company to create a furnished residence that attracted large numbers of visitors from which he could market lots.
The Fisher Park neighborhood is recognized as one of North Carolina’s premier streetcar suburbs with architectural confections designed by Harry Barton, Charles Hartmann, Hobart Upjohn, Raleigh James Hughes, Wells L. Brewer, and Frank Weston. The tour includes portions of the actual park, touching on the work of master stonemason Andrew Leopold Schlosser.
Sited on a bluff overlooking the waters of Lake Brandt is a classic Colonial Revival house with a broad white portico reminiscent of Mt Vernon. The similarity to the home of George Washington overlooking the Potomac River in Virginia is not coincidental. The matron of Hillsdale was a great admirer of Mt Vernon, and upon…