"Ever wondered how to tell a Craftsman style home from a Colonial Revival? What are the features that make an English Cottage so English? What secrets can be learned about a neighborhood from its design and its architecture?
Answers to these questions and many others will be revealed this Saturday morning, May 3 from 9-11am at the Frist Baptist Church Chapel, 1000 West Friendly Avenue adjacent to the Westerwood neighborhood. Seating is limited and available first come, first served.
James Collins discusses architectural themes and history during the program “The Secrets of Westerwood.” Westerwood is the location of Preservation Greensboro’s Fourth Annual May Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens, scheduled for the weekend of May 17th and 18th.
James Collins has studied and documented building types and details of dwellings, public buildings and landscapes of the United States and Europe. His background provides an understanding of traditional construction and design with particular attention to scale, proportions and vocabulary of classical and vernacular architecture into buildings. With studios in New York City and Greensboro, North Carolina the firm's residential and institutional projects can be found in Connecticut, Georgia, Maine, New York, Pennsylvania, South and North Carolina.
Eight vintage homes in the Westerwood neighborhood will open their doors to the public during Preservation Greensboro Incorporated’s Tour of Historic Homes May 17-18. The walking tour highlights stunning features of early twentieth century Tudor cottages, Colonial inspired facades, and Craftsman Bungalow architecture as well as unusual designs such as a Mediterranean-inspired design and a hipped gable roofline home. Participants will gain insights into local history along with artistic home design ideas.
Tickets for the historic home tour go on sale May 1 at Extra Ingredient, Brown Gardiner Drug Co., Blandwood Mansion and online at www.preservationgreensboro.org. Advanced tickets for non-PGI members are $20 and for PGI members $15 (only available at Blandwood and online.) In addition, guests may purchase a Patron Pass for the tour.
The Secrets of Westerwood is a free event sponsored by Preservation Greensboro. The event will take place in the First Baptist Church Chapel at 1000 West Friendly Avenue in Westerwood. Call 336-272-5003 for more information."