Greensboro, NC - You can find rows of original houses in Greensboro and all of them still retain their southern charm. Wednesday on the Good Morning Show, WFMY News 2's Tracey McCain and Tom Garcia with Southern Evergreen showed you around one of the first homes constructed in Greensboro's Aycock Neighborhood.
Today, the Beasley House on Fifth Avenue in Greensboro still has its original details, blended with modern improvements.
Harriette and William C. Beasley likely constructed the house in 1904 and lived in it with their nine children. The next occupants of the home were Carrie and Percy P. Turner, who occupied the house for 17 years. The house was renovated with an updated kitchen in the 1980s . Recent owners Christina and Robert Cantrell purchased the house in 2006 and have completed additional upgrades such as the second floor bathroom and walk-in closet.
The Beasley House takes a form that was familiar to North Carolinians at the time known as a triple-A form house. Named for the A-shaped gables to each side of the roof-line matched by the third gable centered over the front door, the triple-A form was commonly used for farmhouses and moderate income urban housing between 1850 and 1900. Characteristic features of triple-A form houses are symmetrical facades with a centered entry and a wide front porch.
Next week, the Beasley Home will be one of nine awarded with the Preservation Award. Each year, Preservation Greensboro Incorporated
honors noteworthy preservation projects throughout greater Greensboro that were completed the following year. The guidelines for the awards include consideration of sensitivity to the historic integrity of the site. Emphasis is given to restoration projects that exemplify Greensboro's cultural, historical and architectural heritage.
A total of nine projects in Greensboro will be recognized next week at Preservation Greensboro's Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner. All nine projects represent the diversity of architecture in the city, and the reinvestment being made into Greensboro's tax base through revitalization of historic buildings.
WFFMY News 2/Preservation Greensboro Inc.