If you have traveled along Battleground Avenue, between Cone Boulevard and Martinsville Road, you have noticed the above scene. D.H. Griffin has been contracted to take out the little connector road and gas station beside NY Pizza. Rice Toyota will expand their footprint on Battleground. If you are accustomed to cutting through this road to Pisgah Church, the change will be quite an adjustment.
Scenes like the one above remind us that regardless of what is on the surface, in Greensboro, red clay is only a shovel away. Piedmont clay is red because of its iron content; clay stains easily due to its fine particles. We can imagine the challenges this sticky substance created in the pre-asphalt era, especially during events like the 1781 Battle of Guilford Courthouse- only a couple of miles away. While red clay is the bane of the person doing laundry, North Carolina potters value red clay for its beauty when turned into vessels. Not to worry. soon, the red clay on Battleground will again be neatly tucked under asphalt.