The History of McAlister-Leftwich House

The McAlister-Leftwich House is a beautiful venue comprised of two homes, nestled on the edge of Fisher Park Historic District and downtown Greensboro.

With a rich history spanning more than 100 years, the McAlister-Leftwich House has been transformed into a boutique wedding and event venue.

The Gant-McAlister House is a prime example of the transition from Queen Anne to Colonial Revival style architecture. The house was built in 1915 for the Gant family, who lived there for 31 years, and then sold to the McAlister’s in 1949. Dr. McAlister was a prominent Greensboro pediatrician and was involved in the rehabilitation of young men in and out of prison. The house was then given to First Presbyterian Church, and when it no longer suited their needs, it was saved and moved to 507 N Church St. by Ms. Anne Carlson.

The Dixon-Leftwich-Murphy House is one of three notable Gothic Revival-inspired designs in Greensboro. Nurseryman Martin C. Dixon built the house on a large parcel of land in the northernmost section of the city in 1875. The house sold in 1887 to Colonel A. H. Leftwich. In 1903 the house was purchased by T. J. and Annie Leftwich-Murphy. Murphy was twice mayor of Greensboro. In more recent years, the house has served as apartments, an antique shop, an office space, and now, a special event venue.

Kaitlin first stumbled across the property online in July 2016, just a week before her daughter was born. She shared the dream with Clay and Cheryl and, when Lucy was just 10 days old, the trio toured the property. Their love for the property and the homes grew, and after 11 months of hard work, countless meetings with their team, the Historic Preservation Office, Fisher Parker Neighborhood Association, and the City of Greensboro, they purchased the property in July 2017 from Genuity Concepts, Inc.

Almost a year later to the day, with renovations completed, the McAlister-Leftwich House opened its doors to host weddings and events.

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