Walking Wednesdays Tour of Lindley Park

Quaker J. Van Lindley was renowned as an intrepid businessman. First establishing his reputation in the nursery business, he evolving into terra cotta pipe manufacturing and cotton-milling before taking a position as the president of Security Life and Annuity Co. Lindley donated 60 acres north of Spring Garden Street for use as a lake and…

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Walking Wednesdays Tour of Sunset Hills

In 1922, developer A. K. Moore acquired a 212-acre tract of land with a unique location in Greensboro. The land was located in the path of the western extension of Market Street – the city’s primary east-west thoroughfare that provided direct access to the center of the city. In contrast to the man-made east-west axis…

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Walking Wednesdays Tour of Westerwood

Beginning with the magnificent neoclassical Double Oaks Bed & Breakfast at 204 North Mendenhall Street, this tour will weave the history of Westerwood from the late nineteenth century to the present. Built on a hill just a west of Greensboro’s village center, the area was first developed in the 1890s as the home of B. H.…

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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…

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

The first of a three-part series reviewing the history of apartment housing in Greensboro. As a county seat and college town during the nineteenth century, Greensboro saw little need historically for multi-family apartments. That began to change as the city attained great wealth through insurance, chemicals, and textiles, growing to become the fourth largest city…

2017 Museum Day Live!

Ticket Required for this FREE event Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket…for free! To receive your free Museum Day Live! Ticket for two people only, please fill out the form linked on this…

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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…

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10 Ways Blandwood is NC’s Historic Center!

Why is Greensboro’s Blandwood Mansion the best place to learn about North Carolina history? “History happens here” says Benjamin Briggs, executive director of Preservation Greensboro, the non-governmental organization that owns and operates the museum. “The site’s primary associations are with two-term North Carolina governor John Motley Morehead. However, many other key figures in the state’s history…

Guided Tour of Garl Browne’s Portraits

Come tour Blandwood through the lens of its family portraits. Visitors will be a part of an interactive and behind-the-scenes tour, learning more about the ten William Garl Browne, Jr. portraits in the house. Explore the Morehead family, while also gaining knowledge on the art of nineteenth-century North Carolina!

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