This week’s notes on life and real estate in College Hill

Where the former Aycock Auditorium sign was, the original name appears: "North Carolina College for Women Auditorium"

In case you haven’t noticed: Look what UNCG found under the “Aycock Auditorium” sign (click to embiggen).

Neighbors James and Amanda Keith have bought the stately mansion Double Oaks at 204 North Mendenhall. They plan to re-establish the turn-of-the-century, colonial revival house as a bed-and-breakfast by the end of the summer. …

There are rumblings from the city once again about paving Edgar Street. If you have any particular opinion about that possibility, please let the neighborhood association know by email. … Speaking of Edgar Street, the city has asked Winburn Court to bring its dumpster into compliance with city regulations. It needs a concrete pad under it, and it’s supposed to be shielded from view. …

Word on the street is that another of College Hill’s finer Mendenhall Street houses may come up for sale soon. … Disappointing real estate news: 817 Rankin Place, which sold very quickly for its asking price in the spring, is now a rental at $2,000/month. But at least it’s a high-end rental. Undergraduates need not apply: Renters must have a credit score over 600, verified income of at least $84,000 and no prior evictions. …

A lot of painting going on: 311 South Mendenhall now has an elegant shade of teal on the shingles under the gables. 715 Walker has a bright new paint job as well. … The new roof at 442 South Mendenhall is being installed. The old slate is crated up in the driveway; it will be repurposed. …

Neighborhood Watch note

Gunshots awoke neighbors in the area of the Tate Street business district last Tuesday, June 21. Around 4:45 a.m., a person was seen firing a gun in direction of New York Pizza. That person quickly got into a car and drove away toward Market Street. The police investigated; the report on the incident is not available from the police online system. One of our neighborhood police contacts is trying to find it for us. …

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