Spartan Stories

Tales from the UNCG University Archives

By Scott Hinshaw In an earlier blog post, we discussed professor and artist, Joseph H. Cox’s, McIver Building mural and its controversial lighting as well as the many changes that occurred to the lighting at the beginning of the McIver Building’s life on UNCG’s campus. In this post, we’ll follow up on what happened after […]

By Scott Hinshaw In an earlier blog post, The Demise of the McIver Building and Its Mural, Kathelene McCarty-Smith wrote about the (at that time) upcoming demolition of the building named for the founder of our university to make way for the much needed Nursing and Instructional Building (opened early 2021). She introduced the subject […]

by Scott Hinshaw In an earlier blog post, the collaborative effort between architect Edward Loewenstein, Woman’s College of the University of North Carolina students, and professionals in the building and construction professions, was detailed in the creation of the first Commencement Home. This post will continue to look at that effort as it moved into […]

by Erin Lawrimore In May 1958, a beautiful new home opened in Greensboro’s Irving Park area at 2207 North Elm Street. The tri-level structure, constructed of cypress and previously-used brick – contained approximately 2350 square feet of enclosed living space plus a 484 square foot double carport, a 248 square foot storage and heating room, […]

by Erin Lawrimore At the time of its opening in 1892, the State Normal and Industrial School (now UNCG) consisted primarily of four buildings: two dormitories, a “main building,” and the president’s house. Smaller outbuildings existed, but these four structures served as the heart of campus activity. Today, only the Main Building — renamed the […]

 
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