Dunleath has the distinction of being one of Greensboro’s best-preserved nineteenth-century neighborhoods with wide streets lined with grand Queen Anne’s and charming bungalows. Packed with history Dunleath blends architecture with some of the longest-standing families in the city to create one of North Carolina’s most interesting neighborhoods.
The earliest residences of Dunleath, named for the Dunleath Mansion that once stood on Chestnut Street, were built in the late-nineteenth century. Dunleath had a steady growth in its earlier years starting in the late 1890s through to the 1930s. Redlining was used in Dunleath creating three main divides in the neighborhood that have had long-lasting effects that you can still see today.
Although the neighborhood suffered from neglect in the 1960s and 1970s, it has been a central location for preservation in the city ever since. While there are many more houses that still need the love and care of preservation those that have and are currently seeing preservation interest come from owners who have lived in Dunleath for many decades. The neighborhood is known for its artistic residents and the fact that its residents rarely move.
Preservation Greensboro contributes a key role in the growth of Greensboro’s economy and vitality through tourism, reinvestment, and place-making. With diverse initiatives that help you to restore, explore, and connect with your community, Preservation Greensboro provides a voice for revitalization, improved quality of life, and conservation of historic resources for future generations. As a not-for-profit organization, Preservation Greensboro earns its annual income through memberships, sponsorships, and donations from preservation supporters like you!