It is time for ABC Wednesday already and "R" is for Randleman Road!
Randleman Road begins in South-Central Greensboro, branching off from Freeman Mill Road. It merges with Elm-Eugene, and continues south through Level Cross, eventually becoming Main Street in the community of Randleman. You may recognize Randleman, NC as the location of the Richard Petty Museum and the home of Victory Junction Camp. NASCAR's roots run deep in North Carolina and Randleman is no exception!
From stem to stern, Randleman Road is approximately 18 miles long and is listed as having almost 300 homes. The home above, still near Greensboro just down from Libby Hill Seafood, represents the Randleman Road of yesteryear. From the photo, you see the classic, immaculate "set a spell" front porch, the carport, the truck with its hood up, well-groomed shrubs, a swing, and a few out-buildings. As rural as this scene looks, were you to have a panoramic view, you would see restaurants, franchises, strip malls, signs with professional lettering and others with hand painted lettering. You would see messages written in English as well as Spanish. Much of Randleman Road is being sold for not only businesses but also for sub-divisions. New single-family homes abound in this part of the county. However, also found, are homes like the one above, where families guard the traditions of the generations before them and remember their own childhood as if it were yesterday.
If you like today's photo, you might enjoy Greensboro's A-Q street views in the series. Stay tuned! We're driving around looking for an "S" street!