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GILLESPIE PARK GOLF COURSE

Greensboro, North Carolina

1940

January 16            Maxwell awarded contract to layout plans and supervise construction of nine-hole golf course on 76 acres adjoining Gillespie Park in Greensboro, North Carolina.  [Greensboro Daily News, January 17, 1940]

 

January 27            Maxwell submits tentative outline for the proposed Gillespie Park Golf Course in Greensboro, North Carolina.  [Greensboro Record, January 27, 1940]

 

February 1            Cost estimate for Gillespie Park Golf Course based on Maxwell’s proposed plan are submitted in connection with application for WPA funding.  [Greensboro Daily News, February 1, 1940]

 

February 7            Greensboro City Council approves plan for Gillespie Park Golf Course, subject to WPA aid.  Maxwell submitted blueprint of proposed 9-hole course “along with another map showing how the city could convert the course into an 18-hole affair should the nine-hole course prove profitable.”  [Greensboro Record, February 7, 1940]

 

April 12                  WPA approves funding for Gillespie Park Golf Course.  [Greensboro Record, April 12, 1940]

 

June 22                  Maxwell arrives in Greensboro to begin laying out Gillespie Park Golf Course.  [Greensboro Daily News, June 25, 1940]

 

June 25                  Work begins on Gillespie Park Golf Course.  [Greensboro Record, June 25, 1940]

 

June 25                  Maxwell leaves Greensboro but will return in about 10 days.  [Greensboro Record, June 26, 1940]

July 3                     Maxwell says construction on Gillespie Park Golf Course suspended for a week by WPA.  [Greensboro Record, July 3, 1940]

 

November 24       Maxwell in Greensboro supervising construction of Gillespie Park Golf Course.  [Greensboro Record, November 25, 1940]

 

December 13        Construction of Gillespie Park Golf Course completed except for seeding, which will occur when Maxwell returns in March or April of 1941.  [Greensboro Record, December 12, 1940]

 

December 29        Perry and Press Maxwell are home in Ardmore for the holidays “from North Carolina where they have been engaged in building a golf course”.  [Daily Ardmoreite, December 29, 1940]  Editorial Note:  The referenced course is presumably Gillespie Park in Greensboro.

1941

May 30                  Maxwell leaves Greensboro, where he was on the Gillespie Park Golf Course, to attend the U.S. Open at Colonial.  [Greensboro Daily News, May 31, 1941]

November 1          Gillespie Park Golf Course officially opens.  [Greensboro Daily News, October 25, 1941]

AERIALS

January 10, 1949, USGS

MAPS AND DRAWINGS

October 25, 1941 Greensboro Record

PHOTOS

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