1200 Lincoln St., Greensboro, NC
“Willie Edward ‘Blue’ Jenkins,” http://www.ncmodernist.org/jenkins.htm.
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.