Tuesday, March 11, 2008

A Short Video History of Summit Avenue

I've enjoyed working with my neighbors over the past several years on planning for improvements on Summit Avenue, which I live near. Here's a short video summarizing what the my neighborhood has done so far.

I'm hopeful that the Summit improvements will be included in the next transportation funding package.


Anonymous said...


Outstanding video on the Summit Avenue Project. Let's hope the neighborhood association's initiative is realized. On a related note.......

Please make a similar video on the history of Aycock Middle School. You could involve students at the school. I can already hear the drumline as the opening and closing background music.

Most people don't even know what kind of evergreen trees are growing majestically on Aycock's front lawn. How old are those trees?

Why was the school named Aycock? Was the school or the neighborhood named first? What prominent Greensboro citizens attended Aycock? What glorious projects and grant money is are targeted for the school? You have the research skills and knowledge of technology to produce an inspiring and informative YouTube video clip for Aycock Middle School, THE HEART OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICT. I urge you to accept this project. It will help the school and the neighborhood.

David Wharton said...

Thanks for the comments. I think my next video project will be on War Memorial Stadium, but the Aycock School project certainly seems worth doing.

Answers to a few of your questions: I think the trees are a variety of Hemlock. The school was named for an early 20th-century governor of NC, Charles B. Aycock, who was a promoter of public education. The neighborhood took its name from the school in 1984 when it became a historic district. Before then, it was known as the Summit Avenue neighborhood, and that's the way it is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.