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Greensboro bicentennial tour will feature local homes

Greensboro Alabama Business and Tourism Association announces the Greensboro Bicentennial Tour on June 10th and 11th 2023. In conjunction with the celebration of Greensboro’s incorporation as a city in 1823, this two day event will showcase over twenty historic homes, churches, museums, and other places of interest. The website visitgreensboroal.com offers details about the specific tour sites, as well as a link to purchase tickets. The website also includes information about other bicentennial events, notable Greensboro residents and a gallery of historical photos.

Tour times are Saturday, June 10th 9am-5pm and Sunday, June 11th 1pm-5pm. Tickets are $25 for one day or $40 for a two day ticket. Tickets may be purchased in advance via the website visitgreensboroal.com or on tour days at Magnolia Grove located at 1002 Hobson Street. Magnolia Grove is an Alabama Historic Commission landmark and is featured on the tour.

Among the featured homes will be the Avery- McCrary house, one of Greensboro’s most notable mid-20th century homes. Constructed in a neoclassical style, the McCrarys carried their commitment to the home well beyond a meticulous restoration after it was nearly destroyed by fire.

The tour will also feature the Harvey house, also known as Seven Pines, built ca. 1848 by Col. J.G. Harvey, longtime editor of the Alabama Beacon. It has a simple design with a gableroofed front porch and four square Doric columns. In recent years the home has undergone a major renovation that allows the current family to enjoy modern living while preserving the charm of this historic home.