Along with this we noticed that each residential house was pretty big and full of space. They looked more like permanent homes. We believe that these houses on S. Elam St. and the the other small roads are family homes, not the student homes we saw on College Hill. Therefore, we could tell that these buildings were around to add more space for the families of Greensboro at the time. Besides, it was right beside a strong part of campus. It was beside Walker Ave., the first strong street, the Spring Graden St. Before we move on to the next part, just a quick observation we found. We saw that the sidewalks in the back roads were lined with brick as we went on. It was tough to decide what these bricks were for. Were the for looks? Probably not, due to the fact that there's a use for mostly everything in Greensboro. What about a drainage system? It's tough to decide because we found no particular use for the brick beside the siewalks.
Finally, we came to our cut-up street, Walker Ave. Walker Ave. is a street that is used mostly for residential purposes now. We have seen many houses along the way and these are very nice houses as well. We see the bungalow type mostly from this street, so we can see that these houses were filled in for something else. Now, Walker Ave. looks like it used to be a dominant street for this area and the proof is there. Back at the part of Walker Ave. we came on, we saw many developments and old time buildings. For instance, we saw an old bar called The Blind Tiger. This bar was very special due to the fact that we looked at the sign and saw that it had been around since the 1920s. Maybe earlier than that. Also, we saw other developments like Fishbones, Walker Bar, and The Property Source. Also, we saw a ton of infills, but we also saw another piece of evidence. Lots. Lots were all around Walker Ave. whether they were used or not. Something must have been there before and had been taken down for the sake of the infill of houses. Now, we move on and see that two churches had been placed along Walker Ave. These churches looked pretty well kept so the may have been placed in for the houses so no one would have to walk to the churches around College Hill.
Now, the fun part. College Hill turned out to be mostly a residential district for college students and some bachelors and bachelorettes with a job. It had its own strip right beside Tate St. and it was near two of the colleges in Greensboro. It was not developed as well. and you could tell that these buildings were older and more useful towards livng purposes. The only development we saw was around Mendenhall St. and Tate St. There were infills, but not as many as College Park.
College Park, on the other hand, is a more developed area of Greensboro. It has more businesses and restaurants than College Hill. The residential part of the area is more for families than for students, though there were a few areas with student housing. College Park is based around two strong streets, Spring Garden St. and Walker Ave. compared to College Hill. There is more of a contemporary style with this area and it doesn't follow the old style of College Hill. Therer are more bungalows compared to the Queen Anne style houses. There are definitely more infills in this area due to the developments. All in all, this area was developed quickly compared to the historic style of College Hill. So, you can see that College Park is very different from the oder and more historic College Hill.