Today is ABC Wednesday and "L" is for Lakeview Street, a small street with only seven houses in the Westerwood neighborhood of Greensboro. Developed in the 1920's, Westerwood was one of Greensboro's first planned neighborhoods. The tree-lined streets have many charming details: sidewalks, granite curbs, and well-thought-out landscaping. Alleyways were built to accommodate home deliveries of coal, milk, and ice. The bungalows and homes in Westerwood have unique character and architectural details like the roof in the photo above. The close proximity to Greensboro College and the downtown business district add to Westerwood's charm.
Yesterday, we were driving around Westerwood to assess the damage from the windstorm the night before. On nearby Lake Drive, a large tree was uprooted. As we continued up the hill, approaching Lakewood Street, the sun came out and the budding azaleas were glowing in the late afternoon light. It was as if this home were an untouched oasis surrounded by a sea of broken tree limbs. We just had to share its beauty with you and we hope your home was spared.
Greensboro has 224 streets starting with the letter "L." Lawndale Drive tips the scales with 234 single family homes. However, we did not select Lawndale for this Wednesday's "L" since we've featured it many times before (as examples: a unique home here, a business here, an artist here, the science center here, a church here, a holiday display here,). If you want to see GDP's A-K for ABC Wednesday, visit here!