Ever in search of a great view of our city, we just found a new one: The view of College Hill from Spring Garden Street. To the right is the all new housing community, The Province, that was erected near UNCG on the property that was once Newman Machine Company. The whole character of the southeast corner of historic College Hill has changed with this new complex. For one thing, more people are out walking and riding their bikes on sunny days. On the horizon, we see the landmark, Jefferson Standard/Pilot/Lincoln Financial building; a point of reference not only for this neighborhood but also for the community at large.
Many a great Greensboro citizen has worked in the (now) Lincoln Financial Group building, including yesterday's Mr. Vanstory. Seeing our 233 ft. skyscraper from this vantage point reminds us that it and the 20 story addition really are the landmark/beacons of our city. Julian Price, president of Jefferson Standard Life Insurance and the person who oversaw the project from blueprint dream to granite structure, paid for the building in full as he did not believe in debt.* Even though much has changed around the 1923 building, once the tallest between Washington D.C. and Atlanta, it remains an icon in the Greensboro community. Recently, the time/temperature indicator at the top of the LFG building was repaired. Many a child grew up developing an awareness of time and temperature from that device.