With an architectural legacy as rich as that enjoyed by Greensboro, it is no wonder that projects like Hillside are occurring across our city and contribute to a stronger and more vibrant economy. Historic preservation is part of our community’s soul. Our project portfolio includes Architectural Salvage, Blandwood historic house museum, the Blandwood Carriage House special events center, a preservation resources library, the annual Tour of Historic Homes, and community advocacy.
We promote architecture and neighborhoods through our activities such as educational tours, special events, seminars, and publications, while our sister organization the Preservation Greensboro Development Fund finds extended uses for historic buildings owned by others through partnerships and creative solutions.
Eric and Michael Fuko-Rizzo have worked with Preservation Greensboro board member and Project Chair Linda Lane to select designers and architects who will re-imagine interior and exterior spaces of the house for this designer showhouse.
Although designer participants must adhere to historic preservation standards administered through the Guilford County Joint Historic Preservation Commission, each designer brings their signature creativity to the project to provide for an innovative and dynamic showhouse. This project serves as a great demonstration project for Preservation Greensboro on approaches to preservation issues that blend the best of the past with the future.
As the city’s only non-governmental membership organization dedicated to this cause, Preservation Greensboro has provided resources to enhance our distinctive sense of heritage and has helped the city maintain a tradition of adaptive reuse, renovation, and recycling.
Congratulations to our community partners who have come together to bring this splendid showhouse to fruition!
The Hillside Estate is an example of our work. The historic mansion, listed to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, was designed by noted architect Charles C. Hartmann and was commissioned in 1928 for Insurance executive Julian Price.
However, a string of recent events amplified the awareness and empathy for this grand old home when the property was threatened by the very real possibility that it could be destroyed for redevelopment. Working with the property owner, Preservation Greensboro applied to have the estate recognized as a place of “statewide significance.” With the new designation, potential buyers were limited to redevelopment strategies that favored historic preservation.
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