Gate City Postcards


We have just added a large group of postcards of Greensboro to the North Carolina Postcards project. Some of the new images include views of downtown from the early twentieth century, postcards of colleges including UNC-Greensboro and North Carolina A&T, and a variety of images of churches, businesses, and government buildings.

One of the most interesting finds was the postcard of Immanuel Lutheran College, shown here. This elaborate building housed a seminary for African American students. The school was founded in 1903 in Concord, moving to Greensboro in 1905 where it remained until closing in 1961. The building pictured on the postcard was torn down sometime after the Immanuel Lutheran buildings were acquired by North Carolina A & T in 1965.

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