Greensboro (NC) Central Business District Architectural Survey Update

In 2017, the City of Greensboro received a matching grant from the State Historic Preservation Office for the completion of a survey update for the Downtown Greensboro National Register Historic District (listed in 1982 and amended in 2004) and the surrounding central business district. The historic district includes the historic core of downtown Greensboro, centered on the intersection of the railroad tracks and Elm Street. It is comprised primarily of late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century one-, two-, and three-story commercial buildings, though taller "skyscapers" existing near the intersections of Elm Street with Friendly and Market streets. The area surrounding the historic district includes mid-twentieth century office and industrial buildings.

 

The survey updated photographs and files; provided historic and architectural context for the mid-twentieth century resources; and recommended a boundary increase for the Downtown Greensboro National Register Historic District that would encompass many of the Modernist- and Brutalist-style buildings.

Oxford (NC) Architectural Survey Update

In 2017, the City of Oxford received a matching grant from the State Historic Preservation Office for the completion of a survey update for the Oxford National Register Historic District (listed in 1988) and additional resources with the city limits. The historic district includes the commercial core of Oxford as well as the oldest residential areas, extending north and south from the commercial core and is comprised primarily of late-nineteenth and early-twentieth residential, commercial, and institutional buildings. The survey also updated documentation for the Oxford Orphanage and Central Orphanage and identified eight early- to mid-twentieth century residential neighborhoods that were documented with windshield surveys. 

The survey updated photographs and files and provided historic and architectural context for the mid-twentieth century neighborhoods and buildings. It recommended a boundary increase for the Oxford National Register Historic District that includes approximately 160 additional buildings, many of them built concurrent with the buildings in the existing district, but with more vernacular forms and details. It also recommended three neighborhoods, three churches, the Oxford Orphanage, Elmwood Cemetery, and the Oxford Armory for listing on the National Register.

Hillsborough (NC) Architectural Survey Update

In 2016, the Town of Hillsborough received a matching grant from the State Historic Preservation Office for the completion of a survey update for the town of Hillsborough outside of the Hillsborough National Register Historic District. The survey included a mill village; West Hillsborough; the traditional African American neighborhoods of Fairview, Northern Heights, and Homemont; the Daniel Boone Village complex; and a variety of other buildings constructed largely in the mid-twentieth century. 

The survey updated photographs and files and provided historic and architectural context for the mid-twentieth century neighborhoods and buildings. It recommended a boundary increase for the National Register-listed Commandants House as well as the listing of the Ja-Max Motor Lodge on the National Register.

https://files.nc.gov/ncdcr/historic-preservation-office/survey-and-national-register/surveyreports/HillsboroughSurveyUpdate-2017.pdf

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