Preservation Greensboro Inc. and our tour partner, Southern Evergreen – High Performance Homes, are pleased to announce the inaugural Tour of Historic Homes set for Saturday, May 21, 11:00am-5:00pm and Sunday, May 22, 1:00-5:00pm. Ten homes with a special bonus house, throughout Fisher Park and Aycock Historic Districts will be featured on the tour. Preservation Greensboro also thanks our presenting sponsor, New Age Builders.
Tickets will be available April 1. Tickets purchased before the event: $15, PGI Members $12. Tickets purchased during the tour, $20. Tickets may be purchased at Blandwood Mansion from 9am till 5pm. Cash and checks only.
Participants will be excited to explore these two historic neighborhoods that contribute so much to the Gate City’s charm and character. The houses represented include architectural styles that range from casual Craftsman to grand Neoclassical Revival, and construction dates that span the years 1904 to 1949.
Tour goers will explore houses that have enjoyed comprehensive restoration projects, as well as homes that are available for the next big project. Just as historic preservation incorporates a diversity of housing, this tour of homes represents a cross section of our city.
Additional sponsors include: Double Hung, DLM Builders, Beacon Management, Well Spring Retirement Community, New Home Building Supply, Pella Windows and Doors, One Design Center, Contract Design, Carolina Custom Surfaces, Brooks Pierce, Porter and Company, Carruthers and Roth, ECS Carolinas, Carl Myatt Architect.
Preservation Greensboro Incorporated is the only local non-profit membership organization that helps protect treasured historic and architecturally significant places. Established in 1966, PGI’s programs range from educational seminars and walking tours to annual awards and children’s activities. Its subsidiary organizations include the Preservation Development Fund, Architectural Salvage of Greensboro, Blandwood Mansion and Museum Shop, the Blandwood Carriage House and the Blandwood Ball.
Over the next few weeks, information on each house will be posted to this site as well as our Facebook page. All eleven homes have great architecture and history, so keep coming back to learn more!
For more information on the Tour of Historic Homes or on becoming a member of Preservation Greensboro Inc., please visit our website: www.preservationgreensboro.org or call 336-272-5003.