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Loewenstein, Edward (1913-1970)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Residences:
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Greensboro, North Carolina
Trades:
  • Architect
NC Work Locations:
  • Burlington, Alamance County
  • Alamance
  • Newton, Catawba County
  • Catawba
  • Fayetteville, Cumberland County
  • Cumberland
  • Thomasville, Davidson County
  • Davidson
  • Winston-Salem, Forsyth County
  • Forsyth
  • Guilford County
  • Guilford
  • Greensboro, Guilford County
  • Guilford
  • High Point, Guilford County
  • Guilford
  • Oak Ridge, Guilford County
  • Guilford
  • Pleasant Garden, Guilford County
  • Guilford
  • Sedgefield, Guilford County
  • Guilford
  • Summerfield, Guilford County
  • Guilford
  • Ahoskie, Hertford County
  • Hertford
  • Smithfield, Johnston County
  • Johnston
  • Sanford, Lee County
  • Lee
  • Southern Pines, Moore County
  • Moore
  • Wilmington, New Hanover County
  • New Hanover
  • Wrightsville Beach, New Hanover County
  • New Hanover
  • Jacksonville, Onslow County
  • Onslow
  • Chapel Hill, Orange County
  • Orange
  • Liberty, Randolph County
  • Randolph
  • Lumberton, Robeson County
  • Robeson
  • Eden, Rockingham County
  • Rockingham
  • Leaksville, Rockingham County
  • Rockingham
  • Madison, Rockingham County
  • Rockingham
  • Reidsville, Rockingham County
  • Rockingham
  • Elkin, Surry County
  • Surry
  • Mount Airy, Surry County
  • Surry
  • Monroe, Union County
  • Union
  • Blowing Rock, Watauga County
  • Watauga
Styles & Forms:
  • Colonial Revival;
  • Georgian Revival;
  • Modernist

Frances and Edward Loewenstein House [Greensboro]

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Frances and Edward Loewenstein House [Greensboro]

Biography

Edward Loewenstein (1913-1970), a native of Chicago, moved to Greensboro in 1945 with his wife, Frances Stern, following Army service in World War II. Frances, a native of the Greensboro area and stepdaughter of Julius Cone, local businessman of the Greensboro textile magnate family, provided access to a large social network of contacts within and outside of the Jewish community. Through this web of relations, Loewenstein secured design commissions for residential and commercial projects that redefined Greensboro in the post-World War II period. With a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1930-1935), he established a design practice in Greensboro in 1946, and in 1953 began a flourishing partnership with Robert A. Atkinson, Jr., that continued until Loewenstein's death in 1970. Loewenstein-Atkinson produced more than 1,600 commissions spanning that time period, one third of them residential.

Committed to the community, the firm hired the first African-American architects and design professionals in Greensboro, among them the late William Streat (Loewenstein's MIT classmate who eventually joined North Carolina A&T's faculty), the late W. Edward Jenkins, and Clinton E. Gravely, all of whom went on to establish prolific architectural careers in North Carolina and beyond. He also mentored hundreds of students in the office as interns, among them Frank Harmon, North Carolina, and Anne Greene, Washington DC, both going on to design award-winning buildings and interiors throughout the United States. Loewenstein also taught history of architecture lecture courses and studios at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (present University of North Carolina at Greensboro) from 1958 through the late 1960s. He also offered design studios for three years resulting in the development of a student-designed structure dubbed the "Commencement House" in each of those studios.

Because of Loewenstein's active community engagement, serving with the Cerebral Palsy Association, the Evergreens Retirement Home, the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, the YMCA, on the board of the Greensboro Preservation Society, and as an advocate of civil rights, the firm completed many buildings for the public good of Greensboro. These public structures—schools, hospitals, and religious institutions, as well as buildings for industry and commerce—included the development of the master plan and the completion of twelve buildings for Bennett College, a traditionally African-American women's campus. Loewenstein was also active in the Weatherspoon Association, the local art museum, and a member of the Friends of the Library. He was the president of the North Carolina Architectural Foundation, the editor of Southern Architect, and president of the Greensboro Registered Architects.

Non-residential commissions for Loewenstein-Atkinson ran the usual gamut of buildings for a prospering architectural practice of the post-war period. In some ways, the commercial buildings reflected Loewenstein's own belief in the community. Beyond Bennett College, Loewenstein embraced the African-American community and some of the inequities in facilities existent among segments of the population. Shortly before his death, Loewenstein completed the design for the YWCA Building (1971) to bring together membership from the black and white branches that had existed through the 1960s. His involvement on the building commission of the Beth David Synagogue led to much service work but never the full commission for the facility.

In the 1950s, the firm designed schools, hospitals, religious buildings, and public facilities, including the Woman's College Physical Education Building and Coleman Gymnasium (1949-1955), which provided a home to the dance program and intramural sports, as well as a symbolic community meeting space for both the university and the surrounding neighborhoods. In the more tumultuous 1960s, Loewenstein remained true to his open-minded spirit and sense of civic engagement as he forged additional avenues for commercially based work. Among other commissions, the firm designed the Golden Gate Shopping Center (1961) to provide an easily accessed store east of Elm Street for the growing populations on that edge of town. Through the Bessemer Land Company, Loewenstein and the firm's employees continued to design in traditionally African-American neighborhoods in east Greensboro, including the Dudley High School Gymnasium (1959). Several commissions came through Cone Mills and its related institutions including the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church (1952) and school complex near the mill. The Greensboro Public Library (1964), a symbol for the progress of the town, remained an important landmark and anchored the civic pride of the community in troubling times.

As significant as this commercial and institutional work was to understanding the power of design and the presence of Modernism in traditional Greensboro, Edward Loewenstein's greatest contribution to the emerging contemporary architectural lexicon of the Piedmont is best represented by his residential commissions. He created livable houses that mediated between the crisp high-style Modernism of his training and the traditional buildings on the local landscape. Working with a diverse clientele, including some of the chief leaders of the Jewish community, Loewenstein said something different with these innovative buildings in a community that valued the tried and true, starting with his own home, the Frances and Edward Loewenstein House (1954), featuring slanted exterior walls, curving interior fieldstone walls, and broadly horizontal overhangs in antithesis to conservative, upright Colonial Revival neighbors. With the Eleanor and Marion Bertling House (1953), Loewenstein found unsolicited support from the neighbors to the property, all of whom signed a petition to the Greensboro Zoning Commission to allow a Modern building to be constructed in the Kirkwood neighborhood, which was compose almost exclusively of Cape Cod-style houses. Through homes like these, Loewenstein's clients brought an avant garde cultural and social agenda to a community attempting to redefine itself in the 1950s and 1960s.

Yet alongside the Modern structures, Loewenstein-Atkinson also designed numerous ranch and Colonial-inspired structures with more traditional details. More than two-dozen residential commissions incorporate both Modern and traditional spatial organizations, details, and landscape relationships, blending the two different approaches to design within the same buildings, as in the Joan and Herbert S. Falk, Jr., House (1964-1965), and the Bettie and Robert S. Chandgie House (1958), a building that features a curved fieldstone full-height wall to define the dining room space, lurking behind a Ranch-style façade.

Celebrating his Modern approach to design, magazines including Architectural Record, McCall's Magazine, Bride's Magazine, House and Garden, and Southern Architect published Loewenstein's own work as well as that of his firm. The North Carolina American Institute of Architects bestowed an award for Loewenstein's Martha and Wilbur Carter House (1950-1951), the community's first Modern dwelling. In that vein, Loewenstein brought to the landscape nearly two dozen houses following the Modernist idiom, mostly located within the Irving Park and Starmount neighborhoods of Greensboro, but spread farther afield in the Triad in Sedgefield, Summerfield, Pinehurst, Alamance County, and in southern Virginia (Danville and Martinsville). To support the supervision of these jobs as well as many commercial commissions, Loewenstein opened a series of satellite offices in Burlington, Martinsville, Danville, and Raleigh, the lattermost associated with Edward W. "Terry" Waugh.

Loewenstein worked with numerous collaborators in the firm and as consultants to the firm, among them Gregory Ivy, Chairman of the Woman's College Department of Art (1938-1961), who hired Loewenstein to teach at the Woman's College. Ivy, after his resignation from the Woman's College, worked from 1961-1965 for Loewenstein as the director of the interior design division within the Loewenstein-Atkinson firm. Loewenstein partnered with Eugene Gulledge of Superior Construction Company to bring to fruition a broad number of residential and commercial commissions for Loewenstein-Atkinson. As a collaborator, Gulledge brought sub-contractors and laborers and formed a satellite network to bring to ground the many residential and commercial designs from the architectural office. One of the more significant results of the Loewenstein-Atkinson connection to Superior Construction resulted in Gulledge fronting the money for all three of the Commencement House projects built on speculation: the Frances and Irvin Squires House (1958); the Marion and Kenneth P. Hinsdale House (1959), and the Nancy and Herbert L. Smith House (1965), in Sedgefield. Later, Gulledge lured Loewenstein-Atkinson into designing the Horizon House (Alf Hollar House, 1962), a structure that focused on the innovative us of concrete, part of a national competition locally sponsored by Carolina Quality Block Construction.

Loewenstein also collaborated with Sarah Hunter Kelly (1896-1982), a New York interior designer with an international clientele. She aided Loewenstein's firm with several significant residential commissions: the Loewenstein House and the Katherine and Sidney J. Stern House (1955-1956), and the Leah and A. Jack Tannenbaum House (1957), all in Greensboro, as well as the Ann and Lloyd P. Tate House (1954-1955) in Pinehurst. Loewenstein collaborated also with local designer Otto Zenke (1904-1984). Together they worked on a handful of commissions in Greensboro, most notably the Edyth and Herman L. Davidson House (ca. 1961) in the Starmount Forest neighborhood, where Zenke's French Provincial style living and dining rooms masked a Modern kitchen, family room, and bedroom wing opening to the rear. Additional Modern dwellings can be found throughout Greensboro, with concentrations in the Irving Park and Starmount neighborhoods, and commissions in Sedgefield, Summerfield, Pleasant Garden, and along Westridge Road.

Although his mid-century Modern buildings comprise a tremendous physical legacy to Greensboro, Loewenstein's greatest contribution to the North Carolina built environment was the training he provided for a number of architects and designers who practiced in Greensboro and throughout the state. More than thirty architects, draftsmen, and support staff worked at the firm at its peak size in the mid-1960s. As heirs of Loewenstein's mid-century Modern aesthetic, these practitioners continued to shape North Carolina architectural and design endeavors.

Note: The building list represents a fraction of the total body of work from the hundreds of Loewenstein-Atkinson projects across the spectrum of their commissions. At this writing, only Guilford County commissions are included, because address and status confirmations have not been completed in other counties. The firm's work encompasses many residential and commercial commissions in North Carolina without explicit confirmed addresses, including those in Ahoskie, Blowing Rock, Burlington, Clemmons, Conover, Elkin, Fayetteville, Goldsboro, Hillsboro, Jacksonville, Kernersville, Madison, Mount Airy, Newland, Pinehurst, Reidsville, Sanford, Southern Pines, Statesville, Thomasville, Winston-Salem, and elsewhere. Further information on Loewenstein may be obtained from the author, and the posted list will be expanded as the locations and status of buildings can be confirmed.

Author: Patrick Lee Lucas.

Published 2009

Building List

Elreta and Girardeau Alexander House (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1955

Contributors:
Dates: 1955
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: Randleman Rd., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential

Allen Jay School (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1951

Contributors:
Dates: 1951-1953
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 1421 Westover Terrace, Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Educational

Emma and Victor Bates House (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1957

Contributors:
Dates: 1957
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 3910 Starmount Dr., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential

Bates Nitewear Factory, Cafeteria, Office, and Warehouse (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1949

Contributors:
Dates: 1949-1954
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 1120 East Bessemer Ave., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Industrial

Bennett College Dormitory (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1954

Contributors:
Dates: 1954
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: Bennett College Campus, Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Educational

Bennett College Faculty Residence (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1948

Contributors:
Dates: 1948
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: Bennett College Campus, Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Educational

Bennett College Gymnasium (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1962

Contributors:
Dates: 1962-1965
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: Bennett College Campus, Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Educational

Bennett College Infirmary (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1966

Contributors:
Dates: 1966
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: Bennett College Campus, Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Educational;
  • Health Care

Bennett College Math and Sciences Building (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1968

Contributors:
Dates: 1968
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: Bennett College Campus, Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Educational

Bennett College Nursery (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1953

Contributors:
Dates: 1953
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: Bennett College Campus, Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Educational

Bennett College President's House (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1958

Contributors:
Dates: 1958
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: Bennett College Campus, Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Educational;
  • Residential

Steele Hall (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1953

Contributors:
Dates: 1953
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: Bennett College Campus, Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Educational

Blanche S. Benjamin Branch, Greensboro Public Library (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1967

Contributors:
Dates: 1967-1970
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 1593 Benjamin Parkway, Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Public

Eleanor and Marion Bertling House (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1953

Contributors:
Dates: 1953
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 2312 Princess Ann St., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential

Bessemer Improvement Corporation Office (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1948

Contributors:
Dates: 1948
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 1100 E Bessemer Ave., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Commercial

Blandwood Carriage House (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1967

Contributors:
Dates: 1967-1970 [renovation, moving and additions]
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: W McGee St., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential

Mildred and E. Ray Bond House (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1954

Contributors:
Dates: 1954
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 1214 Westridge Rd., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential

Doris and W. C. Boren, III House (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1954

Contributors:
Dates: 1954
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 1912 Lafayette Ave., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential

Virginia and Dallas Bright House (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1960

Contributors:
Dates: Ca. 1960
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 6812 Friendly Ave., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential

Brown's Funeral Home (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1948

Contributors:
Dates: 1948
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 918 E Market St., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Commercial

Oscar and Juliet Burnett House (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1954

Contributors:
Dates: 1954
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 1908-1910 Lafayette Ave., Greensboro, NC
Status: No longer standing
Type:
  • Residential

Calvary Baptist Church (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1961

Contributors:
Dates: 1961
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 3701 Heath St., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Religious

Carolina By-Products (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1958

Contributors:
Dates: 1958
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 2000 Randolph Ave., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Commercial

Martha and Wilbur Carter House (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1950

Contributors:
Dates: 1950-1951
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 1012 Counrty Club Dr., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential

Central Carolina Convalescent Hospital (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1949

Contributors:
Dates: 1949-1950
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 4001 E Bessemer Ave., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Health Care

Cerebral Palsy School (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1961

Contributors:
Dates: 1961
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 1508 Gatewood Ave., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Educational

Bettie and Robert S. Chandgie House (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1958

Contributors:
Dates: 1958
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 401 Kimberly Dr., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential

Children's Home Society (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1958

Contributors:
Dates: 1958-1959
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 740 Chestnut St., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Institutional

Eden and Lawrence Cohen House (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1955

Contributors:
Dates: 1955
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 1002 Dover Rd., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential

Barbara and Harvey Colchamiro House (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1952

Contributors:
Dates: 1952
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 106 Knollwood Dr., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential

Community Finance Corporation (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1947

Contributors:
Dates: 1947
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 108 W Washington St., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Commercial

Libbie and Clarence Cone House (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1954

Contributors:
Dates: 1954
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 910 Sunset Dr., Greensboro, NC
Status: No longer standing
Type:
  • Residential

Martha and Ceasar Cone House (Guilford County)

Guilford

1955

Contributors:
Dates: 1955
Location: Guilford County
Street Address: 506 Cornwallis Dr., Greensboro, NC
Status: No longer standing
Type:
  • Residential

Ceasar Cone Memorial Community Services Building (Guilford County)

Guilford

1955

Contributors:
Dates: 1955
Location: Guilford County
Street Address: N Elm St. at Northwood Ave., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Health Care

Moses H. Cone Hospital Laboratory (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1966

Contributors:
Dates: 1966
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: N Elm St., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Health Care

Isabel and Sydney Cone, Jr., House (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1956

Contributors:
Dates: 1956
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 306 Rockford Rd., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential

Edyth and Herman L. Davidson House (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1961

Contributors:
Dates: Ca. 1961
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 3932 Starmount Dr., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential

Central YMCA (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1962

Contributors:
Dates: 1962
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: W Market St. at Tate St., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Recreational

Dudley High School Gymnasium (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1959

Contributors:
Dates: 1959
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 1200 Lincoln St., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Educational
Images Published In:
  • "Willie Edward 'Blue' Jenkins," http://www.ncmodernist.org/jenkins.htm.
Note:

The gymnasium, nationally recognized at its completion, was especially important to African Americans in Greensboro as the work of a black architect. At the turn of the 21st century, there were plans to demolish the gym and the nearby Dudley High School by Charles C. Hartmann, but Dudley alumni and local preservationists convinced the local board of education to renovate rather than raze them. The brick building has green corrugated polyester panels beneath the arched roofline on all four sides, interspersed with hinged openings to permit ventilation. The intersecting arches form a groin vault above the broad, uninterrupted space. See Jim Schlosser, "Dudley nominated for historic status," Greensboro News-Record, Sept. 3, 2002.

Dudley High School Gymnasium

Duke Power Store (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1951

Contributors:
Dates: 1951
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 400 E Market St., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Commercial

Edgeville School (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1951

Contributors:
Dates: 1951
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: Ball St. at Ryan St., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Educational

Elks Club (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1965

Contributors:
Dates: 1965
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 1949 Battleground Ave., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Fraternal

Evergreens Nursing Home (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1963

Contributors:
Dates: 1963-1964
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: E Bessemer Ave at Huffine Mill Rd., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Health Care

Fairview Shopping Center (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1952

Contributors:
Dates: 1952
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: Fairview St. at Fourth St., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Commercial

Joan and Herbert S. Falk, Jr., House (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1964

Contributors:
Dates: 1964-1965
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 2204 Marston Rd., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential

First Baptist Church (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1956

Contributors:
Dates: 1956
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 1000 Madison Ave., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Religious

Barbara and Maurice Fishman House (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1968

Contributors:
Dates: 1968
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 204 Kemp Rd. E, Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential

Franklin's Lawndale Drugs (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1951

Contributors:
Dates: Ca. 1951
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 2140 Lawndale Ave., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Commercial

Golden Gate Shopping Center (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1961

Contributors:
Dates: 1961
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: E Cornwallis Dr. at N Church St., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Commercial

Greensboro News Company (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1954

Contributors:
Dates: 1954
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 200-204 N Davie St., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Commercial

Greensboro Public Library (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1964

Contributors:
Dates: 1964
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: Friendly Ave. at Greene St., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Public

Guilford Manufacturing Company (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1952

Contributors:
Dates: 1952
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 1900 E Bessemer Ave., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Industrial

Guilford National Bank Drive-in 2 (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1953

Contributors:
Dates: 1953
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 421-423 N Elm St., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Commercial

Marion and Kenneth P. Hinsdale House (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1959

Variant Name(s):
  • 1959 Commencement House
Contributors:
Dates: 1959
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 602 Rockford Rd., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential
Note:

The house was designed by students in Loewenstein's studio at Woman's College of the University of North Carolina as the 1959 Commencement House.

Alf Hollar House (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1962

Variant Name(s):
  • Horizon House
Contributors:
Dates: 1962
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 1807 Brookcliff Dr., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential
Note:

This house was an entry in the Horizon Home Competition, locally sponsored by Carolina Quality Block Competition.

Evelyn and John Hyman House (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1959

Contributors:
Dates: 1959
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 608 Kimberly Dr., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential

Florence and Albert Jacobson House (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1967

Contributors:
Dates: 1967
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 3607 Henderson Rd., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential

David Jones Elementary School (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1958

Contributors:
Dates: 1958
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 502 South St. Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Educational

Alsia and Archie B. Joyner House (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1955

Contributors:
Dates: 1955
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 1805 Nottingham Rd., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential

Lambeth Funeral Home (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1955

Contributors:
Dates: 1955
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: W Wendover Ave. at Virginia St., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Commercial

Frances and Edward Loewenstein House (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1954

Contributors:
Dates: 1954
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 2104 Granville Rd., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential

Frances and Edward Loewenstein House

Ellen and Edgar Marks House (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1964

Contributors:
Dates: 1964
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 210 Kemp Rd. E, Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential

Addie and John R. Miller House (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1954

Contributors:
Dates: 1954
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 1904 Lafayette Ave., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential

Modern Metal Products Company (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1954

Contributors:
Dates: 1954
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 2103 Sullivan St., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Industrial

Mt. Zion Baptist Church (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1953

Contributors:
Dates: 1953
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 1422 Huffine Mill Rd., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Religious

Oaks Motor Lodge Restaurant (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1955

Contributors:
Dates: 1955
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 1118 Summit Ave., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Commercial

Charles D. Orth III House (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1950

Contributors:
Dates: 1950-1952
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: Dover Rd. at Hamilton Rd., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential

David M. Parmelee House (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1965

Contributors:
Dates: 1965
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 429 E Hendrix St., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential

Physical Education Building and Coleman Gymnasium (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1949

Contributors:
Dates: 1949-1955
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: University of North Carolina at Greensboro Campus, Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Educational

Pomona Terra Cotta Office Building (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1957

Contributors:
Dates: 1957
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: Pomona Village, Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Commercial

Presbyterian House (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1964

Contributors:
Dates: 1964
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: University of North Carolina at Greensboro Campus, Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Religious

J. C. Price School (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1950

Contributors:
Dates: 1950
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 901 S Cedar St., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Educational

Proximity School (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1950

Contributors:
Dates: 1950
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 1401 Summit Ave., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Educational

Rankin School (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1959

Contributors:
Dates: 1959
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 3301 Summit Ave., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Educational

Adele and M. Lewis Rosenberg House (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1951

Contributors:
Dates: 1951
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 3300 Starmount Dr., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential

Rosenthal Gymnasium (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1954

Contributors:
Dates: 1954
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: University of North Carolina at Greensboro Campus, Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Educational

Betty and Charles Roth House (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1958

Contributors:
Dates: 1958-1960
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 615 Blair St., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential

Ruzicka Bookbinding Plant (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1962

Contributors:
Dates: 1962
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 911 Northridge St., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Industrial

St. Andrew Episcopal Church (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1956

Contributors:
Dates: 1956
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 2105 W Market St., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Religious

St. James Presbyterian Church (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1957

Contributors:
Dates: 1957-1959
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 820 Ross Ave., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Religious

Scott's Famous BBQ Drive-In (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1950

Contributors:
Dates: 1950
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 934 E Bessemer Ave., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Commercial

Second Pilgrim Holiness Church Sanctuary and Classroom (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1954

Contributors:
Dates: 1954
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 1704 Front St., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Religious

Seven-Up Bottling Company Warehouse (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1954

Contributors:
Dates: 1954
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 1313 E Bessmer Ave., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Industrial

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1952

Contributors:
Dates: 1952
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 900 Sixteenth St., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Religious

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Education Building (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1958

Contributors:
Dates: 1958
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: Sixteenth St. at Hubbard St., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Religious

Ben L. Smith High School Auditorium (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1950

Contributors:
Dates: 1950-1951
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 2407 Osborne Rd., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Educational

Southern Optical Company Office and Factory (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1948

Contributors:
Dates: 1948
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 108 S Edgeworth, Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Industrial

Frances and Irvin Squires House (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1958

Variant Name(s):
  • 1958 Commencement House
Contributors:
Dates: 1958
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 2207 N Elm St., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential
Note:

This building was designed by students in Loewenstein's studio at Woman's College of the University of North Carolina as the 1958 Commencement House.

Joan and Richard Steele House (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1964

Contributors:
Dates: 1964
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 601 Woodland Dr., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential

William A. (Bill) Stern House (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1954

Contributors:
Dates: 1954
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 114 Wedgedale Rd., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential

Katherine and Sidney J. Stern House (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1955

Contributors:
Dates: 1955-1956
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 1804 Nottingham Rd., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential

A. J. Tannenbaum Clinic (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1952

Contributors:
Dates: 1952
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 1001 N Elm St., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Health Care

Leah and A. Jack Tannenbaum House (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1957

Contributors:
Dates: 1957
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 2904 Wynnewood Dr., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential

M. Celeste Ulrich House (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1963

Contributors:
Dates: 1963
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 5808 Queen Alice Rd., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential

Nancy and Stephen Upson House (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1956

Contributors:
Dates: 1956
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 2101 Lafayette Ave., Greensboro, NC
Status: Altered
Type:
  • Residential
Note:

The house has lost its original character through a recent enlargement in a different form and style.

Valley Park Shopping Center (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1958

Contributors:
Dates: 1958-1959
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: Florida St., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Commercial

WBIG Radio Station (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1966

Contributors:
Dates: 1966
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 2238 Battleground Ave., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Commercial

Weingarten Sporting Events (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1946

Contributors:
Dates: 1946
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 341 N Elm St., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Commercial;
  • Recreational

Weatherspoon Art Gallery (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1962

Contributors:
Dates: 1962
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: University of North Carolina at Greensboro Campus, Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Educational

WFMY-TV Station (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1954

Contributors:
Dates: 1954-1955
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: Phillips Ave., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Commercial

Anne and James H. Willis House (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1965

Contributors:
Dates: 1965
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 707 Blair St., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential

John Wilson Clinic (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1952

Contributors:
Dates: 1952
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 1209 Magnolia St., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Health Care

Faye and French P. Wise House (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1955

Contributors:
Dates: 1955
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 3700 Holt's Chapel Rd., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential

WUNC Television Station (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1954

Contributors:
Dates: 1954
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: University of North Carolina at Greensboro Campus, Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Educational

S. T. Wyrick Store (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1948

Contributors:
Dates: 1948
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 117 N Greene St., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Commercial

YWCA Building (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1971

Contributors:
Dates: 1971
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 1 YWCA Place, Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Recreational

American Friends Service Committee Building (High Point, Guilford County)

Guilford High Point

1958

Contributors:
Dates: 1958
Location: High Point, Guilford County
Street Address: 1818 S Main St., High Point, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Commercial

J. G. White House (High Point, Guilford County)

Guilford High Point

1952

Contributors:
Dates: 1952
Location: High Point, Guilford County
Street Address: Glenwyck Ave., High Point, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential

Oak Ridge Military Institute Field House and Gym (Oak Ridge, Guilford County)

Guilford Oak Ridge

1962

Contributors:
Dates: 1962
Location: Oak Ridge, Guilford County
Street Address: Oak Ridge, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Educational

Joanne and Wayne Davis House (Guilford County)

Guilford

1959

Contributors:
Dates: 1959-1962
Location: Guilford County
Street Address: Pleasant Garden, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential

Nancy and Herbert L. Smith House (Sedgefield, Guilford County)

Guilford Sedgefield

1964

Variant Name(s):
  • 1965 Commencement House
Contributors:
Dates: 1964
Location: Sedgefield, Guilford County
Street Address: 3307 Gaston Rd., Sedgefield, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential
Note:

Designed by students in Loewenstein's studio at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro as the 1965 Commencement House.

Susan and Ogburn F. Stafford, Sr., House (Sedgefield, Guilford County)

Guilford Sedgefield

1954

Contributors:
Dates: 1954-1960
Location: Sedgefield, Guilford County
Street Address: 4227 Wayne Rd., Sedgefield, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential

Edward Loewenstein's Work Locations

Bibliography

  • Charlotte Vestal Brown Papers, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • Edward Loewenstein family papers, private collection, Greensboro, North Carolina.
  • Loewenstein-Atkinson Architects firm records, private collection, Greensboro, North Carolina.
  • Patrick Lee Lucas, interviews with clients, employees, friends and family of Edward Loewenstein, 2005-2009.
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro, et al., "Close to Home: Edward Loewenstein + Modernism in Greensboro," http://www.uncg.edu/iar/modernism/index.html.
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