120 W. CORBIN ST.

120 W. CORBIN ST.

120
,
Hillsborough
NC
Built in
1840-1850
/ Modified in
1912
,
1924
Architectural style: 
Construction type: 
Local Historic District: 
National Register: 
Type: 
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  • Submitted by SteveR on Monday, February 21, 2022 - 9:53am

    An ad for the sale of the Hooker House, from the Hillsborough Recorder, September 1852

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  • Sat, 02/12/2022 - 11:48am by sevy

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120
,
Hillsborough
NC
Built in
1840-1850
/ Modified in
1912
,
1924
Architectural style: 
Construction type: 
Local Historic District: 
National Register: 
Type: 
Use: 

 

View north west, 1938 (photo by Frances Benjamin Johnston, via the Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South, at the Library of Congress)

 

(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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An ad for the sale of the Hooker House, from the Hillsborough Recorder, September 1852

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