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Blandwood, Greensboro

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Blandwood, home of former North Carolina Governor John Motley Morehead is a treasure of architectural and historical significance located in the heart of downtown Greensboro.

The original two-story farmhouse was constructed on the site in 1795, before the founding of Greensboro (1808), and was expanded in the 1820s. In 1844, nationally renowned architect Alexander Jackson Davis designed a prototype Italianate style villa for Governor Morehead, featuring a tall central tower, stucco walls, and symmetrical flanking dependencies. This addition was completed in 1846 and is considered the oldest standing example of Italianate architecture in the United States.

Blandwood was nominated to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970 and received the distinction of being named a National Historic Landmark in 1988.
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  • We enjoyed seeing this old mansion and were surprised at the smart use of mirrors to increase the interior light of its rooms. My sister-in-law and I especially liked the old 1851 sewing machine.  more »
  • The house itself is really nice, especially the Italianate addition. I had trouble getting there with my GPS but after I made a wrong turn, I found the house right in front of me. As with many of thes...  more »
  • We were fortunate enough to have Matt as our knowledgeable guide through this fascinating pre-civil war home. The ownership by Gov John Motley Morehead anchors the house in the history of North Caroli...  more »
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  • Blandwood is an awesome experience. Our guide was great. Very pleased. I encourage others to visit.
  • Went to a wedding here, it was beautiful! Parking wasn't the best but enjoyed the wedding.
  • A great budget venue to rent with. However, the carriage house does need repair. The house and museum are a short but pleasant tour!
  • I liked it because I like studying history. I also like aesthetics and architecture. Random a acts of beauty.
  • Very informative tour. Interesting home for the period.

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