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 hip clientele from nearby colleges. Packed with history and centrally located, College Hill blends quaint architecture with amenities to create one…Details
Built in 1907, the Angle House was severely damaged by fire in 2011 and slated for demolition. A creative partnership with the neighborhood association, the City of Greensboro, two private foundations, and private investors enabled this prominent property to be restored. The house remains a private home today.
College Hill and its convenient location proved a popular choice for Greensboro’s Victorian-era middle class who sought to escape the hustle and bustle of the growing town. The area was renamed “West End” after the establishment of the University of North Carolina-Greensboro in 1891. Development grew then with a number of elaborate Queen Anne-style houses built along Walker Avenue, Mendenhall Street, and Morehead Avenue followed by shops and stores that catered to local business needs.Details