1923 the city limits were extended to North Buffalo Creek, taking
in the Sunset Hills community. In 1925 and 1926, maps for the community
were drawn by its developer, the A. K. Moore Company, fresh from
its success in developing the Westerwood community. The promotional
information for Sunset Hills boast rolling hills and a community
Hills' first houses were erected in the mid-1920s. Building activity
was limited in the early 1930s, but picked up again by the end of
the decade. Deed restrictions attempted to ensure quiet, park-like
setting, and economic and racial exclusivity. Dwellings were to
cost at least $5,000 and be build farther than forty-five feet from
the street, with limited fencing. No barns, stables, or other nonresidential
structures, with the exception of churches and schools, were to
be constructed. And no persons of "Negro descent" other than domestics
were to live in the neighborhood.
number of substantial dwellings were raised in the late 1920's on
West Market and Madison streets and around the park on West and
East Greenway. These were joined by more modest one- and one-and-a-half-story
houses, particularly in the 1930s. The styles of choice for houses
large and small were the Tudor and Colonial Revival, with the preferred
facing brick-veneer. An excellent example of the Tudor Revival style
is the Paul C. Lindley House at 204 East Greenway North (shown below).
Built about 1930 for Lindley, the president of Lindley Nurseries
and mayor of Greensboro, the house is clad in brick, stucco, and
extensive decorative half-timbering.
C. LINDLEY HOUSE 204 East Greenway North
A number of
large, fine Georgian, Colonial, Neoclassical, and Tudor Revival
residencies line East and West Greenway drives overlooking the
park. Most are two-story masonry structures dating from the late
1920s, such as the half-timbered Tudor Revival-style house of
Lindley, who in 1930 was president of Lindley Nurseries and the
Local Community chest and mayor of Greensboro.
Hills, looking toward downtown.
Picture taken around 1930
Hills information was taken from excerpts of Gayle Hicks Fripp's
book titled Greensboro Neighborhoods and Greensboro,
an Architectural Record by Marvin Brown.
Here for a Map of Sunset Hills