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UNCG Architectural Walking Tour

Enjoy an architectural tour of the UNCG campus June 17, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

UNCG opened its doors in 1892, after the city of Greensboro was selected in a competitive bidding process with other cities including Durham, Graham, Thomasville and Marion. The city won the bid after its citizens approved $30,000 in bonds for its first buildings and R.S. Pullen and R.T. Gray gave land for the 10-acre campus. The Normal School (UNCG) opened in 1892 with 198 students, 15 faculty, and three departments: commercial, domestic science, and pedagogy (teaching). Over the past 125 years, the campus has developed into the largest in the city, including examples from nearly every phase of American academic architecture, including Richardsonian Romanesque, Neoclassical Revival, Colonial Revival, Mid-Century Modern, Brutalism, and Post Modern designs.

UNCG student and tour guide Nils Skudra will lead participants in a walking tour that will review key historical themes and architectural styles found on the campus, including early twentieth century dormitories, mid-twentieth century expansion, and even the Weatherspoon Art Museum. The tour will be cancelled in case of rain. Wear comfortable shoes! This tour is free. Meet at the 47-foot brick Vacc Bell Tower at Spring Garden Street and College Avenue.

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