Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Historic Preservation on Channel 13!

The city of Greensboro has produced a 30-minute video about Greensboro's historic district program. I watched it this morning, and it's absolutely wonderful.* Kudos to Ike Quigley, who directed. It's the best short introduction I can imagine to what the Greensboro's preservation program is all about.

Hoggard and Billy are in it too (fixing old windows), but I think the greatest contribution is by Benjamin Briggs of Preservation Greensboro, Inc., who does a great job of telling the basics of historic architecture, and telling us why it matters. Mike Cowhig, who directs the city's preservation program, tells us how it works in his calm and reassuring way.

Try to catch it in June at these times:

Wednesdays at 2:30 pm
Thursdays at 8:00 am
Fridays at 10:30 pm
Saturdays at 10 pm
Sundays at 11 am & 6 pm
(City Council replay will preempt the video today)
I've mentioned to city staff that we need to get this on web video so that the historic neighborhoods can link to it from their websites. Hope that can happen.

*(Except for the parts that show some balding, goateed, middle-aged guy rambling on. )

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"They're gonna put me in the movies, they're gonna make a big star out of me... and all I gotta do is act naturally..."