120 W. CORBIN ST.

120 W. CORBIN ST.

120
,
Hillsborough
NC
Built in
1843
/ Modified in
1912
,
1924
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Local Historic District: 
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  • Mon, 08/08/2016 - 8:47pm by gary

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120
,
Hillsborough
NC
Built in
1843
/ Modified in
1912
,
1924
Architectural style: 
Construction type: 
Local Historic District: 
National Register: 
Type: 
Use: 

 

1938 (Library of Congress - HABS)

(Below in italics is from the National Register listing; not verified for accuracy by this author.)

Tradition says that this Greek Revival-style cottage is a wing that survived from the Nathan Hooker House when it burned. Although a one-room house, the diminutive building is a lovely example of the Greek Revival style. The one-story, side-gabled house is three bays wide and single-pile with an attached, full-width, hip-roofed porch with fluted Doric columns supporting a wide entablature. The flush-sheathed facade has a six- panel entrance with fluted surround with cornerblocks. The house has plain weatherboards in the right (east) gable, German-profile weatherboards in the left (west) gable, tall nine-over-nine wood-sash windows with wide molded surrounds, a standing seam metal roof, and a one-to-five common-bond brick chimney with concave shoulders in the east gable end. A gabled rear ell has plain weatherboards, an interior brick chimney, six-over- six wood-sash windows, and a hip-roofed screened porch on the right side of the rear ell. The shed-roofed wing on the left side of the rear ell was added around 1920. The original room contains a high ceiling, a 19th century mantel, six-paneled doors and wide floorboards. Nathan Hooker bought two tracts of land totaling just over ninety-four acres on the northern side of Hillsborough in 1843. The house is currently vacant and in very poor condition.

08.08.2016 (G. Kueber)

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