Walking east on Sycamore Street, leaving Church Street and heading toward Lyndon Street, you will see the Lyndon Street rowhouses. Theese rowhouses have a lot of charm. They are near the Lyndon Street artists' studios and on the eastern edge of the downtown area. According to Preservation Greensboro, they are rendered in pressed brick with marble trim and are more stylictically related to townhouses in Washington and Philadelphia than to early 20th century houseing in Greensboro. They were built in 1905 for upper-income, lower-eastside residents.*
They rent for $600 a month and up. It would be fun to buy a unit and have friends and relatives in the other units. The front porches make the entrance look so cozy and inviting. In the pre-airconditioning years, those steps would have been filled with parents and children, especially moms, sitting and chatting at the end of the day. The view would be even nicer if the city would bury the power lines. Happy Saturday, to our friends in Greensboro and beyond! Time permitting, seek out these rowhouses this weekend. We are so lucky they have been preserved.