Cascade: Caring for a Place

Posted on September 10, 2018

historic photo of downtown greensboro
Join Preservation Greensboro for a special screening of a short documentary by Dr. Michael Frierson on the Cascade Saloon.
The preservation of the Cascade Saloon, one of the oldest remaining historical buildings in Greensboro, has been 15 years in the making, and was accomplished through community partnerships and a lot of determination.   Located at the railroad tracks on Elm Street in downtown Greensboro, the Cascade Saloon was built in 1895 and more recently, stood empty for years as a lonely reminder of the city’s transportation culture and its historical complexity.

The restoration of the building has been documented in a short film by Michael Frierson, Professor in Media Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  Historical stills and interviews with key partners provide context as we see the building’s slow transformation from an decaying, abandoned shell to a vibrant workplace. Run time 18:00 minutes.There will be two shows: 7:00 and 8:00.   A trailer for the documentary is here: Trailer: Cascade Saloon.

This FREE event will have limited seating, and reservations are required. Reservations will be open to the general public on and after October 8. Please contact Preservation Greensboro by email ( or phone 336-272-5003 to reserve a seat.

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