Historical building for lease, Greensboro NC, O’Henry, Vicks Vaporub

A great historical building in downtown Greensboro NC is for lease at 121 South Elm St. William Clarkson Porter, a druggist,  built the building in 1873. O’Henry worked for his uncle. Later, Lunsford Richardson, the inventor of Vicks Vaporub, bought the building. The building is composed of 2 stories of over 9,000 square feet of office space and includes a 3,000 square feet of basement for free. The office space is being leased for $ 13 per square foot. Inquiries should be directed to Fred Preyer of the Bissell Companies.

Under the heading of the rest of the story, Lunsford Richardson Preyer, better know as L Richardson Preyer, was a descendant of the founder of Vicks as well as being a judge and congressman from NC. He was a member of  the House Select Committee on Assassinations, which investigated the deaths of President John F. Kennedy and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I have 2 connections to he and his family. I played little league baseball with his son and later worked for an accounting firm that did work for his family.

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