Greensboro in Guilford County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Richardson Civic Center
When making this gift,
including its adaptation for civic purposes,
Mrs. Richardson said:
"My great desire is to restore and put into active use the church where my father and brother served for 48 years...and to protect the historic cemetery which for many years was the only burying ground for the townspeople."
The First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro was organized in 1824 and its first church building was replaced in 1846 by a larger sanctuary[.] In 1859, Mrs. Richardson's father, Dr. Jacob Henry Smith, began a very illustrious and the church's longest pastorate—38 years—and he was succeeded by his son, Dr. Egbert W. Smith, for 10 more years. The main portion of the building was completed in 1892 and the Smith Memorial Building was added in 1903.
During the Civil War, the second
This Marker Was Erected in 1968 by
The Greensboro Historical Museum, Inc.
Erected 1968 by The Greensboro Historical Museum.
Location. 36° 4.53′ N, 79° 47.31′ W. Marker is in Greensboro, North Carolina, in Guilford County. Marker is on Summit Avenue 0.2 miles south of East Lindsay Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greensboro NC 27401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); O Henry's Family (within shouting distance of this marker); Francis McNairy House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lindsay Street School (about 500 feet away); Christian Isley House (about 500 feet away); Edward R. Murrow (about 500 feet away); Sit-Ins (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mount Hecla Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greensboro.
Also see . . . Greensboro Historical Museum. (Submitted on April 3, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Charity & Public Work • Churches & Religion • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 3, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 326 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 3, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.