Westerwood is a Greensboro neighborhood that extends from West Friendly Avenue at the First Baptist Church to Benjamin Parkway in the north. The east/west streets are Smith Street and South Aycock. The neighborhood is less than a half of a square mile; however, it gets a lot of publicity due to its proximity to downtown, its diversity of architecture, the tree lined streets, and cozy front porches. The artists, living in the neighborhood, have started an annual art walk, held in the fall. Westerwood is one of Greensboro's early 20th century neighbohroods. While some homes are painted and decorated conservatively, others express individualism by way of paint color and yard decorations. Unfortunately, Westerwood has been in the news lately because Duke Power has been agressively trimming trees- to protect houses and power lines in times of storms. Neighbors are not happy about this situation.
The above purple and pink house (built in 1922), located at 405 North Mendenhall, is the home of local artist Kathy Reese, who sells metal/sculpture work out of her home. Some of her sculptures are visible in this photo. Nearly a decade ago, we were at Kathy's admiring her artwork and our then-young daughter admired one of Kathy's spiders, welded out of flathead nails and washers. Kathy gave it to her as a gift and our daughter has been hooked on art ever since. Those are the kind of neighborly memories that are made in Westerwood. Today is ABC Wednesday and W is for Westerwood. See this post from a year and a half ago of another Westerwood home. Enjoy our A-V selections, here. Stop back on ABC Wednesday next week for the dreaded X week!