Category Archives: Historic Preservation

The last of College Hill’s originally African American-owned homes is sold for the first time

1110 W. McGee Street has been sold for the first time since it was built in 1923. The Booker-Benton House is one of just two pre-1980’s houses left on the block. The area was once a rare African-American neighborhood in … Continue reading

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Architectural Salvage visits McIver Street, hauls away 5,500 pounds of doors, windows and other reusable materials

UNCG soon will tear down three of the McIver Street houses that it owns. Before the wrecking crew arrives, the school allowed Architectural Salvage of Greensboro to go in and take out dozens of doors, windows, radiators and radiator covers, … Continue reading

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An opportunity to meet artisans and contractors who specialize in restoring older homes, Friday night at Double Oaks B&B

This event is an opportunity to meet artisans, contractors, and other professionals who specialize in the types of work needed to maintain the historic and aesthetic aspects of older homes — expertise that can be difficult to find. The event … Continue reading

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May calendar of events

In*Spire Meditation group Tuesdays, noon, Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 501 South Mendenhall Street, in the Sanctuary. The meditation period is less than an hour and is open to the public. Taco Tuesday Bike Ride Every Tuesday, rolling at 6:30 p.m. … Continue reading

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A note to Realtors and prospective College Hill home buyers about buying property in Greensboro’s historic districts

Welcome to College Hill! Thanks for your interest in our neighborhood. Our neighborhood association of residents and property owners is committed to improving the quality of life and historic character of the neighborhood. If we can answer any questions about the … Continue reading

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“College Hill Bungalow Represents Inspiring History,” a post from the Preservation Greensboro blog

Benjamin Briggs of Preservation Greensboro recently wrote about the Booker-Benton House at 1110 West McGee Street, a home with a remarkable history. “The Booker-Benton House is a rare surviving structure built by an African American family at the height of … Continue reading

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Architectural Salvage sale: 50% off sinks, mantels and lights

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Notes: After Gateway party at Jake’s Billiards on September 17, plus our new polling place and historic preservation’s impact

If you don’t know After Gateway, it’s a nonprofit dedicated to enhancing the lives of adults with multiple and/or severe developmental disabilities. It’s located at the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant. Their annual fund-raiser on September 17 deserves our support. Click … Continue reading

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Notes: The warehouse on Lilly Street has been sold to UNCG; plus news of HPC projects and UNCG’s Performing Arts series

The warehouse on Lilly Street that once housed noisy bad neighbor College Hill CrossFit has been bought by UNCG. The College of Performing Arts will use it to store sets, wardrobes and such for its productions. … The sale of … Continue reading

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News to know from Tate Street, Walker Avenue and the ‘Spoon

From the Tate Street business district: There’s activity in the former University Laundry location. Tables and chairs have been moved in and upfitting is under way. Oh boy — another restaurant. … Novelist Miriam Herrin of Walker Avenue was recently … Continue reading

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