Fisher Park is a neighborhood in the north central section of the United States city of Greensboro, North Carolina. Captain Basil J. Fisher turned a swamp into Greensboro's most fashionable Gilded Era address in 1901 when he donated the lowlands for a city park that bears his name. Residents took full advantage of ample lots overlooking the park by commissioning the city's best architects to design sometimes palatial homes. The neighborhood is recognized as Greensboro's first suburb, and is the city's most popular historic district.
Fisher Park is bounded as follows:
on the north by Wendover Avenue;
on the west by the Green Hill Cemetery;
on the east by the Southern Railway tracks; and
on the south by the central business district and Smith Street.
The 27401 ZIP code corresponds entirely or almost entirely with Fisher Park.
With the establishment of the convenient trolley line through the heart of the neighborhood in 1902, industrialists, bankers, and professionals erected homes based on popular national styles such as Frank Lloyd Wright-influenced Prairie style, California-based Craftsmen style, and New England-inspired Colonial Revival styles. The district remained the epicenter of Greensboro's cultural elite until it was overshadowed by Irving Park, just a mile to the north.
The 1950s and 60s brought challenges to the neighborhood bordering Greensboro's center city as office development threatened to replace historic... Read More