Walking Tour of the Bennett College Campus

NEW TOUR! Since its establishment as a primary and secondary school in 1873, Bennett College has been one of Greensboro’s most significant black institutions. During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, it was one of the few schools in the city that provided education beyond the primary grades for black children. Following a major…

Walking Tour of Grimsley High School Campus

NEW TOUR! When it opened in 1929, on Westover Terrace, the Greensboro Senior High School was heralded as the city’s $1,000,000 high school. Built at the culmination of a wave of school construction across the city that represented community commitment to education, the new high school was the most expensive asset in the city’s school…

Walking Tour of UNCG Campus

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro was established in 1891, and the city of Greensboro was selected in a competitive bidding process with other cities including Durham, Graham, Thomasville and Marion. The city won the bid after its citizens approved $30,000 in bonds for its first buildings and R.S. Pullen and R.T. Gray gave…

Walking Tour of Lindley Park

The location of our 2019 Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens! Quaker J. Van Lindley was renowned as an intrepid businessman. A Union veteran, he first established his reputation in the nursery business before diversifying into terra cotta pipe manufacturing and cotton-milling and taking a position as the president of Security Life and Annuity Co.…

Walking 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 at the western terminus 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 of West Market…

Walking 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 estate of B.…

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…

Walking Wednesday Tour of Greensboro’s Modernist Downtown

Rescheduled from Sept 26 due to weather. As Greensboro grew to become the second largest city in North Carolina by 1970, the city gained affluence through income from textiles, cigarettes, electronics, banking, and insurance. Wealth and prosperity led to corporate confidence which translated into progressive designs that drew from global conversations on architecture. For the decades…

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…

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.…

Westerwood Walking Tour (Saturday Morning)

Beginning with the magnificent neoclassical Double Oaks mansion on 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. Merrimon. His home, known as The…