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  • Monument Name

    Millennium Gate, Greensboro

  • Type

    Arch or Gate

  • Subjects

    Historic Political Figures

    Historic Civic Figures

    Historic Cultural Figures

    Historic Women Figures

    Historic African American Figures

    Local History

  • Creator

    Jim Gallucci, Sculptor

  • City


  • County


  • Description

    The Millennium Gate is about 20 feet tall with a center rotating piece, which is about 6 feet wide and about 14 feet tall. The Millennium Gate depicts people, historical and cultural events, and inventions that have helped shaped the history and growth of Greensboro, North Carolina. Examples of the icons that make up the gate include a chair, which draws attention to the furniture industry that has greatly impacted North Carolina’s economy, and the Statue of Liberty, which was chosen to symbolize the importance that immigration has had on the United States. The 105 icons were selected by the Greensboro community and highlight the 1,000 years before the erection of the gate.

  • Dedication Date

    December 30, 2000

  • Decade


  • Geographic Coordinates

    36.071630 , -79.791950 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "200 BLOCK OF S. GREENE STREET MILLENIUM GATE," Greensboro Public Library, (accessed June 10, 2014) Link

      Greensboro North Carolina Convention & Visitors Bureau, "Millenium Gate," (accessed June 10, 2014) Link

      Rowe, Jeri. “MILLENNIUM TO MILLENNIUM - GATEWAY CELEBRATION,” Greensboro News and Record (Greensboro, NC), December 28, 2000

      “Best Bets: Things to do, performers to see Saturday,” Greensboro News and Record (Greensboro, NC), December 28, 2000

  • Public Site


  • Materials & Techniques

    Galvanized Steel, Silicon Bronze

  • Monument Cost


  • Monument Dedication and Unveiling

    The unveiling of the Millennium Gate consisted of a three-hour outdoor downtown festival entitled Millennium to Millennium Gateway Celebration. The event included dancers, live music, and a flag parade. The Greensboro Millennium Committee, who organized other Millennium events throughout the year, were present for the event. The event was sponsored by the News and Record.

  • Location

    The monument is located at 220 S. Greene Street, Phil G. McDonald Plaza at Government Plaza, Greensboro, NC. A short distance to the west are Pfc. Phill G. McDonald, Guilford County Vietnam and Iraq and Afghanistan memorials. Also, nearby, right in front of the Old Guilford County Courthouse is the MSgt. Edwin V. Bain memorial marker.

  • Landscape

    The gate is in a public park in downtown Greensboro, on a paved pavilion between federal buildings.

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