Category Archives: Carr Street

923 Carr Street is sold to neighbors after home’s demolition

The aftermath of the May 13 fire at 923 Carr Street has played out to its end, for now at least. The remains of the house have been demolished and the wreckage hauled away. The site has been leveled and … Continue reading

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923 Carr Street, built in 1910 and burned in 2020, is demolished

1 p.m.: Arrival 1:30 p.m.: The Beast waits. 3 p.m.: Demolition begins. 3:30 p.m.: Pause. The Beast is thirsty. 5 p.m.: The first dump truck is deftly loaded. 5:10 p.m.: The west side of 921 Carr Street, also built in … Continue reading

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City allows demolition of fire-damaged 923 Carr Street; property owner expects it to happen within two to three weeks

The Historic Preservation Commission has approved a request for permission to demolish 923 Carr Street, the College Hill home severely damaged in a fire last month. The College Hill Neighborhood Association supported the request. Neighbors cited the house’s three chimneys, … Continue reading

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Spring report from the College Hill Beautification Program; volunteers are needed to help weed and maintain planting beds

Beth Langlois, chair of the beautification program, reports: The neighborhood flower beds weathered the winter and spring very well.   The pansies have been removed, and beds have been weeded. Thank you to Lyddan Pawlowski for help weeding the Jackson, Tate … Continue reading

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Seen on the street: Contrasting moods in the neighborhood

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Following up on the fire at 923 Carr Street on May 13: Firefighters ID the origin, but not cause; house damage 50%

The Greensboro Fire Department has determined that the fire at 923 Carr Street started at the back porch, but the specific cause hasn’t been identified. The report estimates damage to the structure at $44,145, 50 percent of its previous value. … Continue reading

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Fire severely damages Carr Street house; no one injured

A fire caused major damage to a house at 923 Carr Street early in the morning of May 13, 2020. Continue reading

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A swarm of honey bees is rounded up on Carr Street

A swarm of hundreds of honey bees settled in a front yard on Carr Street late Friday afternoon, on their way to a new place to live. A bush at 924 Carr provided an opportune spot to take a rest. … Continue reading

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S. Mendenhall improvements, street paving set for this year; new sidewalk is being considered for lower end of Carr Street

The city plans to begin construction on the next phase the South Mendenhall Street traffic-calming project by the end of the year. It also expects this year to repave five streets that were torn up for water and sewer work … Continue reading

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One of College Hill’s oddest little houses sells for a pittance

919 Carr Street has been sold for the first time since it was built 58 years ago. After letting it sit empty since the last tenants moved out several months ago, the owner finally seems to have given up, rather … Continue reading

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