Category Archives: Historic Preservation

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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State Historic Preservation Office features College Hill’s 1919 firehouse as an example of using tax credits for rehabilitation

One of the old firehouses on South Mendenhall Street is highlighted in the latest newsletter from the State Historic Preservation Office as an example of historic rehabilitation facilitated by the use of state and federal tax credits. It stands at … Continue reading

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City allows Greensboro College to bypass normal oversight and demolish a key feature of a historic campus building

This week, the city gave Greensboro College permission to tear down a character-defining feature of a historic building on campus without going through the Historic Preservation Commission. The college says the smokestack on its old power plant was hit by … Continue reading

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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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