Standing prominently on its hilltop lot, the Julius R. Pitts House at 114 West Bessemer Avenue is a classic example of Colonial Revival architecture. In March 1927, the Greensboro Daily…
A grand Colonial Revival residence at 200 Fisher Park Circle, this house was built around 1913 for Mamie and Edgar D. Broadhurst, a justice of the peace and superintendent of…
Join us for our twelth season of historic neighborhood walking tours as our History Sherpa Matthew Hintz guides us on an historical and architectural walking tour through the curving streets of Lindley Park – scene of our May 19-20, 2018 Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens! This is a FREE tour.
Preservation Greensboro’s Executive Director will present an introduction to the terminology and concepts associated with historic preservation, including types of designations, using examples from around the world. This presentation is fun for both the seasoned professional as well as those new to the preservation movement.
Mindy Zachary takes her audience on a highly engaging and delightful visual documentation of her life, loves and long held passion for historic home rescues and renovations. Mindy’s vinatge house, Tar Heel Manor, was recognized through a Preservation Award in 2011.
Eric Woodard, “The Mod Man”, will present “Building Greensboro – Foundations of Our Mid-Century Modern History”. Learn how Greensboro blazed a different path during the Civil Rights Era that departed from traditional narratives found throughout the southeastern United States.
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…
This is a new tour currently under research and development!
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.
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.