Category Archives: McGee Street

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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Three side-by-side rental houses on Spring Garden Street have gone up for sale with one remarkably high price — $975,000

It’s hard to know what to make of the offer that appeared in local real-estate listings on June 5, 2020: Three adjoining houses on Spring Garden Street for sale together at $975,000. Continue reading

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Railroad tracks being taken up along Greensboro College; Downtown Greenway construction could begin this year

A contractor for Norfolk Southern is removing the railroad tracks from Spring Garden Street to West Market. The work is in preparation for construction of the western section of the Downtown Greenway. The greenway will follow the boundary of the … 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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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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New 4-way stop at Mendenhall and Walker to go into effect August 7 as part of traffic-calming initiative on Mendenhall

The repaving of South Mendenhall Street has allowed the neighborhood’s traffic-calming initiative to get under way after years of planning. As part of that effort, the 4-way stop on Mendenhall will be moved to Walker Avenue effective August 7. The … 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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What to do about Edgar Street: Issue is on Monday’s agenda for the College Hill Neighborhood Association

The issue of paving Edgar Street has come up periodically over the years. Back in the ’80s, city crews showed up without warning one day with asphalt trucks and road graders in tow, ready to pave the old alley. It’s … Continue reading

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Condolences to our neighbor Janet Frommann

The College Hill Neighborhood Association extends its condolences to our neighbor Janet Frommann of McGee Street on the death of her daughter, Kirsten Poag. Kirsten, 27,  died Sunday. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, December 2, … 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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