Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Preservation Greensboro Incorporated

  • Greensboro, NC
  • www.preservationgreensboro.org

Mission Statement

Preservation Greensboro Incorporated saves our community's historic and architectural treasures.

Main Programs

  1. Blandwood Mansion
  2. Architectural Salvage of Greensboro
Service Areas

Self-reported

North Carolina

Preservation Greensboro serves Greensboro and the surrounding areas.  ASG, our retail operation and Blandwood, our museum is open to the general public.

ruling year

1968

Executive Director since 2003

Self-reported

Mr. Benjamin Briggs

Keywords

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preservation, historic site, museum, architecture, Greensboro

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EIN

56-6086217

 Number

7899517683

Also Known As

PGI

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

History Museums (A54)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Tour of Historic Homes in Fisher Park and Aycock neighborhoods
Salvaged nine tons of vintage building materials
Prevented four historic houses from being demolished
Opened Blandwood Museum for thousands of visitors

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Blandwood Mansion

Blandwood, home of former North Carolina Governor John Motley Morehead is a treasure of architectural and historical significance located in the heart of downtown Greensboro.The original two-story farmhouse was constructed on the site in 1795, before the founding of Greensboro (1808), and was expanded in the 1820s. In 1844, nationally renowned architect Alexander Jackson Davis designed a prototype Italianate style villa for Governor Morehead, featuring a tall central tower, stucco walls, and symmetrical flanking dependencies. This addition was completed in 1846 and is  considered the oldest standing example of Italianate architecture in the United States.
Blandwood was nominated to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970 and received the distinction of being named a National Historic Landmark in 1988. All tours of Blandwood are guided by trained docents, who will take you through the restored main building including the 1795 farmhouse section, the 1822 addition, and the 1846 A.J. Davis Italianate addition.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$110,000.00

Program 2

Architectural Salvage of Greensboro

The Architectural Salvage of Greensboro (ASG) retail showroom at 300 Bellemeade Street (the intersection of Commerce & Bellemeade streets) contains fascinating merchandise including vintage claw foot tubs, old sinks, brass hardware, doors, windows, shutters, pressed metal ceilings, hardwood flooring, columns, stair railings, bath and sink hardware, chandeliers, and wall light fixtures recycled from historic homes and buildings throughout North Carolina's piedmont.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$20,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

North Carolina

Preservation Greensboro serves Greensboro and the surrounding areas.  ASG, our retail operation and Blandwood, our museum is open to the general public.

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Preservation Greensboro Inc
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Preservation Greensboro Incorporated

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Executive Director

Mr. Benjamin Briggs

BIO

Benjamin Briggs has broad experience within the field of historic preservation, including restoration of several historic residences, administering an historic preservation program, surveying historic properties throughout central North Carolina, and developing conservation plans for management and care of sites in the region. He graduated from North Carolina State University in 1989 with a BA in Architecture and Sociology, and graduated from Boston University in 1996 with an MA in Historic Preservation. He has authored two books on local architecture in central North Carolina, and received the Carroway Award of Merit in preservation from Preservation North Carolina in 1993.

STATEMENT FROM THE Executive Director

"Preservation Greensboro contributes a key role in the growth and culture of the city with such diverse initiatives as Architectural Salvage of Greensboro, the Blandwood Museum, the Preservation Greensboro Development Fund, informative seminars, and special events, Preservation Greensboro is a constant voice within the community for revitilization, improved quality of life, and conservation of historic resources for future generations."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Anne Bowers

No Affliation

Term: Feb 2012 - Feb 2014

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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