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Blandwood Mansion, Greensboro

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web
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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  • I loved this tour. At Blandwood you get the same tour if you are with a couple of people or a group. There is a small charge, and they do take credit cards. Learn about how the house expanded, and hea...  read more »
  • When this home came into the hands of Preservation Greensboro in the 1960s, it had suffered hard use with little if any essential upkeep for decades and required a great deal of work. It is only relat...  read more »
  • This house is a strange montage of the tastes and plans of several owners. The back of this house was once the front and the present front seems totally unrelated to the present rear of the house in m...  read more »
  • Great place for a variety of events. Always a great experience. Definitely suggest that it be on your list of places to consider when event planning.
  • I was the usher for a wedding here. The octagon building really worked out well. You can easily have wedding upstairs, food below, and then convert upstairs to dance floor before dinner is done. Men's and women's change/restrooms available downstairs.
  • very clean
  • Nice
  • Wonderful mansion build in 1844.
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