This bird’s-eye view print of Greensboro, North Carolina was drawn by Albert Ruger and J. J. Stoner and published by Burleigh Lithographing Establishment in 1891. Greensboro was established in the early 1800's as the county seat of Guilford County.
The agricultural community prospered with the addition of railroads, eventually becoming a major railroad hub for transportation of goods between the north and the south.
Textiles such as denim and flannel were produced in and around Greensboro and transported, on a large scale, to manufacturers all over the country during the 1890's.
The image, looking north east, includes labeled streets, buildings and railroad routes. The map indicates a population in 1891 of 8,000. It features inset illustrations of the following:
• Court House.
• Post Office.
Features references to the following locations:
Westminster Presbyterian Church.
Centenary Methodist Church.
Protestant Methodist Church.
Methodist Church, Col.
Post Office Building.
Female College. B. F. Dixon, President.
The King’s Daughters Hospital.
Bennett College, Col. C. N. Grandison, President.
Kent Model Home.
R. & D. R. R. Depot. Wm. Coffin, Ticket Agt.
C. F. & Y. V. Depot. J. W. Fry, Supt.
Gas Works & Electric Plant.
Benbow House. Dr. Ben Bow, Prop.
McAdoo House. W. D. McAdoo, Proprietor.
Livery Stable. C. P. Vanstory.
Livery Stable. M. L. Stewart & Co. D. N. Kirkpatrick, Brick Maker & Contractor.
J. B. Field, Coal, Wood & Draying.
H. L. Scott & Co. Dealers in all Grades of N. C. Leaf Tobacco.
H. W. Cobb & Co. Bright Leaf Tobacco.
Farmers Ware House, for the Sale of Leaf Tobacco.
J. F. Jordan & Co. Dealers in Leaf Tobacco.
W. A. Fields Tobacco Factory. Mfg. Plug & Twist Tobacco.
Sergeant Mfg. Co. Mfrs. Farrar Turbine Water Wheels, Cook & Heating Stoves & Saw Mills.
Crown Mills. Mfg. Cotton Yarns. R. E. Causey, Supt.
Wharton, Jackson & Co. Ice House.
Thos. Woodroffe, Builder & Contractor, Planing Mill, Wood Work of all Kinds & Building Material.
Greensburg Furniture Co. Manufactory.
Wm. Love, Mfr. & Dealer in all Kinds R. & Dressed Lumber, Shingles, Laths & Building Material.
Guilford Lumber Mfg. Co. Mfrs. Lumber & Building Material of every Description.
Greensboro Sash && Blind Factory, Lumber, Sash, Doors and Blinds and Building Material.
W. C. Bain Building Co. Contractors & Dealers in Building Material, Hard Wood a Specialty.
Greensboro Cotton Mill.
Leaf Houses & Sale House.
S. L. Alderman, Photographer. 108 ½ S. Elm.
R. G. Glenn, Insurance. 110 S. Elm.
T. Glenn, U. S. Marshall in P. Office Building.
H. H. Cartland, Merchant Tailor. 106 S. Main.
John Greer, All Kinds Plumbing Goods, Steam, Water & Gas Work. 107 W. Market.
John A. Barringer, Attorney. 113 Court Square.
W. P. Bynum, Attorney. 106 Court Square.
Greensboro North State, No. 115 S. Elm.
Thos. B. Keogh, Attorney. 102 Court Square.
John A. Gillmer, Attorney. 104 S. Elm St.
J. T. Moorehead, Attorney. 104 S. Elm St.
Dr. D. R. Schenck, Physician. 110 S. Elm.
Schenck & Schenck, Attorneys. 108 S. Elm.
R. R. King, Attorney. 100 ½ S. Elm.
J. S. Hayes, Shoe Business. 104 Court Square.
J. H. Coleman, Gun Smith.
R. M. Douglas, Attorney. Savings Bank Building.
Dr. J. W. Griffith, Dentist. 113 ½ S. Elm St.
Yates Brothers, Real Estate. 127 S. Elm St.
Greensboro Land & Improvement Co. 126 S. Elm.
Bank of Guilford. Colwell, Pres. W. B. Bogart, Cash.
Daily Record. Record Publishing Co.
Daily Workman. J. L. Michaux.
Weekly Patriot. H. W. Wharton.
S. S. Brown & Co., Dry Goods & Clothing. 232 & 234 S. Elm St.
G. W. Armfield, Dry Goods, Shoes & Clothing. 236 & 238 S. Elm.
J. W. Scott & Co. Jobbers. 240 & 242 S. Elm & 104 to 110 W. Washington St.
Houston & Brother, Wholesale Grocers & Produce Dealers. 215 S. Elm.
J. H. Harris, Fine Hand Made Harness, Ladies’ & Gents’ Fine Shoes, Dealer in Carriages & Buggies.
Wakefield H’dware Co. Wholesale & Retail H’dware, Buggies, Carriages & Harness. 227 to 229 S. Elm.
Callum Drug Store Co. Wholesale Drug House & Seed Store. 231 S. Elm St.
First Nat. Bank. Julius A. Gray, Pres. Neil Ellington, Cash. Washington & S. Elm.
The North Carolina Steel & Iron Co. 107 E. Washington St. First National Bank Bldg.
C. W. Carr & Co. Insurance. First National Bank Bldg.
Y. M. C. Association Building.
C. E. Holton, Drug Store. 303 S. Elm St.
Epps & Hackett, Architects. 311 S. Elm.
Odell Hardware Co. Wholesale Hardware. 327 S. Elm.
W. R. Burgess & Co. Contracting Engineers & Gen. Machinery. 324 S. Elm.
John O’Conner, Bakery & Grocery. 332 S. Main.
R. E. Potts, Southern Express Agt. 328 S. Main.
S. J. McCauley, Restaurant. Near Depot.
W. E. Holley, Groceries & Provisions. 360 S. Main.
Newell & Tucker, Dry Goods, Groceries & Provisions. Ashboro & Bragg Sts.
J. Henry Phipps, Dry Goods, Boots & Shoes & Groceries. Ashboro & Bragg Sts.
J. R. Hughes, Dealer in Produce & Live Stock, all Kinds of Provisions Sold on Commission. 201 David St.
D. B. Yancey, Meat Market. Market House.
James Dean, Brick Yard. East Washington St.