Today's photo is a scene of South Elm Street at the railroad tracks. Greensboro is known as the Gate City, because with the railway and textile industry in the last century, Greensboro was the gateway to so many places. While the trains continue to come through town, the local economy is not nearly as dependent on the rail industry as it once was. Still, the sights and sounds of the trains link us to our history.
The buildings in the background are actually on Davie Street, behind Natty Greene's. They still have the character and facades of the last century, yet the businesses and apartments inside are modern. Greensboro has done such a nice job of retaining its character while moving gently into the 21st century. As we quickly approach the end of 2016, we find ourselves reflecting on the town's past while wondering the changes Greensboro will see in the next year. Have a great week!