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Today's photo takes us underneath the Eugene Street Bridge at 300 Spring Garden Street. This is where the 16 Cents Ministry holds their services and where they serve meals. At the moment, since it is winter and cold, the ministry has set up an outdoor, cold-weather garmet closet. Associated Scaffolding donated the fencing and anyone who has a clean warm coat to donate can hang it on the fence. Those in need can find something to wear at no cost. Their motto is "Take one if you need one, leave one if you can." On the day we visited, it... Continue reading
Posted 15 hours ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Have you seen this "NOT A COP" car around town? Well, we have and felt a little like Eloise Bridgerton poking around town trying to uncover the true identity of Lady Whistledown. Our Greensboro version of the Bridgerton storyline has involved trying to find the owner of this highly-recognizable vehicle. We've seen it being driven near West Market Street, pulling onto Spring Garden Street. We've seen it near UNCG. Who would be so bold as to drive this car? What is its back story? Is it really used for transportation or just for some kind of publicity event? Last night,... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Today, we take you to Hiatt Street between Spring Garden Street and the Pomona Rail Yard. What was once the Rolane Sock Factory is about to be repurposed as apartments and townhomes. It was built almost 95 years ago in 1926 and for years was known as the Mojud Hosiery Company. In 1938, a retail outlet was added to the facility. Over time the factory expanded and became Rolane. The building and businesses therein were a big part of Greensboro's history as a mill town. Jim Schlosser wrote a wonderful article about factory, telling us that at peak production there... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Part of the southeast portion of the Greensboro Greenway passes along Bragg Street at Martin Luther King Drive. The above photo shows the asphalt trail that comes up the hill from Morrow Boulevard and crosses over East Gate City Boulevard. The downtown portion of the greenway is a 4-mile, multi-use paved trail. It is the only greenway encircling a city in North Carolina. This beautiful community resource actually connects to 100 miles of existing trails that will only continue to grow. Mr. Mapp's MLK bust (featured Monday) is found along this section of the Greenway. Two additional works of art... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Where can you go in Greensboro to take a fabulous sunrise, sunset, or panoramic view photo? We've been going around town, in search of the perfect view. So far, we haven't found a spot that absolutely showcases the beauty of our city. Today's effort was taken at the Church Street Parking Deck, beside the Central Library and behind the Cultural Arts Center. As seen on the sign, in the lime green block in the top left of the photo, this bright building is the Children's Museum. It has been a Greensboro treasure since it opened on May 15, 1999. While... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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The above mural features a Greensboro civil rights great, J. Kenneth Lee. In her News & Record article in 2018, Nancy McLoughlin wrote a befitting title to remember this great man, "Remembering a quiet 'giant' Fighter of racism. Mentor to many. J. Kenneth Lee 'stood at the front of the line all the time'."* Mr. Lee was a civil rights attorney who came to Greensboro to attend North Carolina A&T State University. Mr. Lee went on to obtain a law degree from UNC Chapel Hill and returned to Greensboro to practice and to play an integral part in the Civil... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Always observed the third Monday in January, MLK Day is a federal holiday. Government offices are closed, as are public schools. The above photo features the bust originally cast by Wilber Lee Mapp in 1994 and originally installed at the corner of MLK Drive and South Elm Street (see it here). This iteration of the bust is installed in Ole Asheboro at the corner of Bragg Street and Martin Luther King Drive. Mr. Mapp's sculpture was recast in bronze and installed here in 2019. The ribbon cutting ceremony was on January 21st. Here... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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This week, we had the very special opportunity to meet Reverend Mark Sandlin, minister at the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant (PCoC) on South Mendenhall in Greensboro. Rev. Sandlin, hails from Asheboro, NC. He attended Appalachian State University, obtaining two undergraduate degrees and working in the business world for 25 years before being able to realize his dream of attending divinity school (at Wake Forest University) and becoming a minister. Rev. Sandlin is an ordained Presbyterian Church minister and has been at PCoC for 7 years now. He has built a national reputation and quite a following as a liberal... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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This photo, taken in December, is of teens skating downtown on Barnhardt Street. It is so hard for teens to find things to do for entertainment and to find ways to socialize with schools closed. Skateboarding is a way to get outside, get a little exercise, and have fun with friends. These skaters were just off Elm Street, trying to master pop shuvits, ollies, grabs, and more. Historically, Greensboro hasn't been known as a skating town, but, popularity has been increasing over the years. If you know of young people looking for places to skate, there is the Above Board... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2021 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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How wonderful. It is finally possible to recycle styrofoam in Greensboro. The above photo features the foam container bins conveniently located at 1310 West Gate City Boulevard, behind Tiny House Community Development, Inc. There is a narrow driveway to the right of the Tiny House building. However, it is also possible to enter to the left of the Tiny House building, just to the right of the Sprinkle Service Station. The above photo helps with the orientation. If you notice, the bins are back by the railroad tracks. As a matter of fact, a train was passing when the photo... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2021 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Today's featured person is Kate Baird. Kate is the office manager at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant (PCoC). The photo was taken in the sanctuary. Seventeen years ago, Kate relocated to Greensboro from a corporate position in Washington, D.C. Prior to moving here, for years, Kate had been making frequent visits to Greensboro to visit friends. She found the slower pace of life and Greensboro's short commutes appealing. She has been working at PCoC for six years now. When asked where she is originally from, it is hard for Kate to say definitively. She self identifies as an Air Force... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2021 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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The bus in the photo above is leaving Greene Street, has looped around the Holliday Circle roundabout, and is heading to Spring Garden Street in downtown Greensboro. Notice the "MASK UP!" reminder on bus number 1. The drivers work hard to keep riders, and themselves, safe. Of course, the tall building in the background is the Lincoln Financial Group building. While the name of the building changes as the occupants change, this skyscraper remains one of the most recognizable landmarks in Greensboro. Actually, it is two buildings. The whiter building to the right in older Jefferson Standard building. It was... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2021 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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The Guilford College Lake dates to the 1950s when a creek that runs through campus was dammed to create the above water feature. Originally, there was a pier on the lake and it was used for swimming and boating. For college students, the lake was a real destination. Over the years it has suffered from build up of sledge and the pier, boats, and swimmers are long gone.* However, the beautiful lake still serves as an appealing campus attraction. Couples hang out there, the Class of 2012 & the Community Senate built a bonfire pit by the lake. There is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2021 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Yesterday was a beautiful, glorious day in Greensboro. With the temperature reaching 50 degrees and the sun out, it was a perfect day to take a hike. The above photo is on a nature path in Guilford Woods at Guilford College. In the 1800s, the woods was known New Garden Woods. The woods are a 240-acre, biodiverse area of land. The large tree in the center of the photo is a tulip poplar that dates before 1800; present during the operation of the Underground Railroad in Guilford County (1819- 1852).* Also, the tree pre-dates Greensboro's founding (1808). The tree is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2021 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Some of you may remember when Westover Church was smaller and located on Westover Terrace, across from Grimsley High School. The congregation actually dates back to 1948 with about 200 attending services at the Masonic temple, and the Westover Terrace church was built in 1950. Westover Church relocated to Muir's Chapel Road in 1994 and in 2006, the church was expanded with a worship center that seats 3,000. The above photo features one side of this expanded, mega-church. Pastor Don Miller has been there since 1991 and can be credited for helping make the church the success it is today.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2021 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Yesterday, in Greensboro, as the sun was setting, the snowflakes started sticking. The above photo shows the intersection on West Market Street, where it intersects with Friendly Avenue. Temperatures hovered in the low 30s. For a few hours after dark, it started raining melting the snow that was sticking. Then about 10pm, it started getting colder again. GCS schools were 100% remote today over concern of the impending inclement weather. It did arrive, albeit a little later than anticipated. Usually, when the first snow comes, regardless of how short-lived, people rush out to get sleds. A good place to look... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2021 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Hamburger Square, at the end of the 300 block of South Elm Street, is where many community events take place. There have always been businesses here, especially sandwich shops. In the time of WWII, soldiers gathered here to travel by train. Currently Natty Greene's, Just Be, and Little Brother Brewing surround the square. The Southeast corner, just below the railroad tracks, doesn't have a business; it has some green space. The above photo is of Natty Greene's in December. In January of 2019, an article in the News & Record stated that The Christman Company, located nearby in the former... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2021 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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The above photo is of the Guilford Courthouse, built in 1917 at 301 Market Street. It replaced the courthouse building at the corner of Market and Elm Streets as, in the days before air conditioning, that location was too noisy to when windows needed to be open for ventilation. The Jefferson Standard building of the Lincoln Financial complex is no located on the site of the courthouse that pre-dates the above location. The building material is Mt. Airy granite and textured terra cotta tile that has the appearance of granite. Harry Barton was the lead architect. The style is Beaux-Arts/Neoclassical... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2021 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Ten years ago in 2011, when we interviewed Greensboro entrepreneur, Dennis Quaintance, we talked about "small" being the new "big". After years of biggie sizes, smaller glasses, plates, and portions have gained popularity. Today's post is one such example. Boxcar Pizza is a tiny space, specifically boxcar-sized, in the South Elm/Lewis Street area. This outdoor pizza kitchen is the perfect place to get some hot food quickly, whether you are in one of the South Elm establishments or just out walking. It is a way to eat without having to go inside an establishment. You can, however, eat inside the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2021 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Today is a special day on so many levels. First, a loyal reader suggested we photograph the above Greenway artwork and mentioned that it is especially attractive near sunset. Second, we serendipitously met up with Carolyn de Berry, staff photographer for Triad City Beat (TCB), who was on location taking photos for TCB. Carolyn was with her son, Lliam Robinson. Third, we found something new being constructed downtown, fulfilling the request of a loyal reader. Carolyn and Lliam: Carolyn relocated from Connecticut to Greensboro to attend Guilford College, where she majored in psychology. Also trained as a commercial photographer, Carolyn... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2021 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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We love it when readers engage with Greensboro Daily Photo. As an example, yesterday, a reader helped us get to the bottom of the #seethegood initiative that we featured yesterday. See the good was an idea brought to life by Mary Crowder and her teammates at Barbout Spangle Design in High Point. Initially, they made and attached a sign, with the slogan, on the side of their business. See the Fox 8 segment here. Another example of reader engagement comes from one of our faithful readers, who doesn't get out as much as she used to. She suggested we do... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2021 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Are you ever driving along and see something so inspiring that you have to pull off the road and photograph it? Such was the case for us last week when we were driving along Spring Garden Street at Pomona Drive when we saw this billboard. See the good. If you search that phrase, you will actually find an initiative started by a person named Kathy. Her goal is for people to see the good in each day. It doesn't say where Kathy is from, but surely, there is a Greensboro connection as the billboard is in our city. Her blog... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2021 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Happy Anniversary to us- Janis and David, the Mr. and Mrs. GDP behind this community blog! The above photo was one of our last ventures out, just before COVID. Shortly thereafter, David retired and now has more time to help with GDP. While it has been nearly forty for the marriage, it is the beginning of Year 13 for Greensboro Daily Photo. Yes, there are now 4,380 photos and paragraphs about Greensboro on the internet through GDP. Regarding Year 12, when events came to a screeching halt in March and we were housebound during the pandemic, we wondered if we... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2021 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Happy New Year! On Greensboro Daily Photo, and throughout the entire City Daily Photo community, New Year's Day is when we share the most memorable photo of the previous year. We also like to feature one photo from each month. January 1st is always our favorite post to prepare because it gives us time to reflect on the great people, places, and events of the past year. The above photo of the year for 2020 is of Dr. Doris Henderson, who was originally featured, HERE, July 15, 2020. Dr. Henderson was an easy pick for the best post of 2020... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2021 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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If you are local, you know about Replacement, Ltd, on Knox Road in McLeansville. Replacements was founded in 1981 by Greensboro's own Bob Page. This is the go-to place, where people worldwide can find replacement china, crystal, and flatware whether they need to replace one piece or buy an entire set. Replacements has over 12 million pieces and 400,000 china patterns in their warehouse! If you want to buy, sell, or tour, call or stop by the warehouse that is as large as eight football fields!* Some things you might not know about Replacements is you haven't taken a tour,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2020 at Greensboro Daily Photo