The above photo is of Maple Street, near East Cornwallis Drive, is in the heart of the textile mill communities. The scene exemplifies the mill house communities that were built around the mills. The neighborhood has a friendly atmosphere, and yesterday, families were sitting on their porches and children were playing in their back yards. Given it was close to 70 degrees yesterday, likely, a lot of people in Greensboro were out celebrating the unseasonably warm weather.
In 2009, UNCG had a project to record the history of Greensboro's Cone Mill Villages, of which Maple Street would have been an integral part. The project was led by Dr. Benjamin Filene, director of UNCG's public history program. Materials related to this project are archived at the Greensboro Historical Museum and the UNCG University Archives. The Cone Mill Villages were built by Cone Corp. in the early 1900's to house mill employees. UNCG graduate students, professors and Greensboro residents worked hard to document and celebrate the history of the mill workers and their communities. It would be wonderful to have a Memory Map, like the one developed for this project, gathered for all the neighborhoods of Greensboro. Our city is fortunate to have a public history program!
* reference and read more, here.