Greensboro is only 202 years old and so we don’t have the type of historic architecture like that in Europe which has buildings dating back hundreds of years. I think we are somewhat jealous of that entire heritage. So we borrow and borrow heavily from those ancient buildings in England and France.
Here is one example in Greensboro; First Presbyterian Church on North Elm Street is modeled on the cathedral in Albi, France. This picture is of the back of the church, which was built in 1928, and is highlighted by a rose window. There is a matching rose window at the front of the church. This type of architecture is called Norman Revival. I don’t know of any other example of this style in Greensboro.
|First Presbyterian Church. Looking at the Rear|
|Rose Window at the Rear of the Sanctuary|
I would have taken a picture of the front of the church, but it is obscured by huge old oak trees. Perhaps this winter when the leaves are gone.
I also found a picture of the Albi cathedral so that you can compare it to First Presbyterian. The cathedral was built between 1282 to 1480 and is considered the largest brick building in the world.
|Cathedral in Albi, France|