The properties need to be moved from the Blandwood & Edgeworth & Washington Streets to make room for the expansion of the Guilford County Jail.When the decision was made to expand the jail, the Zenkes had the choice of 1) living with the jail wrapped around their houses, creating an isolated peninsula of homes; 2) tearing down the properties; or 3) relocating the properties. They elected to relocate three properties and tear down a fourth. Part of the relocation effort is funded by Preservation Greensboro Inc. and part of it is funded by the Zenke Family.
Chris and Gina Zenke are a dynamic duo of siblings as determined to save the family homestead as they are to continue the Zenke tradition of providing quality interior decorating in Greensboro. Chris and Gina have an extensive slideshow documenting every detail of the complicated process of moving an historic structure. We hope they write a book about these properties and this amazing labor of love. We hope Guilford County continues to work with the Zenke's to preserve these historic properties!
If you want to see more "E" photos from around the world, please visit the alphabet meme crowd here. Hence the title, Enter: Jail.... Exit: Zenke Houses.