The Hobgoodery

Fisher Park Walking Tour

The Hobgoodery

Greensboro, North Carolina 27401, United States

Created By: Preservation Greensboro


“The Hobgoodery”, was the nickname of this North Park Drive home, given by its architect Raleigh James Hughes. Attorney Frank P. Hobgood and his wife Lucy commissioned the house by December 1913, when the Greensboro Daily News, announced "Permit has been granted F. P. Hobgood to erect a residence at the corner of North Park drive and Magnolia streets. The cost will be $8,000."

The hosue is a charming example of New England Colonial Revival architecture, with a "saltbox" roofline, conjoined wall dormers, and shingle sheathing. Other features are more Southern, such as a full-width front porch, a built in pergula for wisteria, and robust porch supports a la Reynolda House. Notice careful details typical of architect Hughes, including shutter cut-outs, decorative shingle designs, and a narrow attic vent in the attic.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Fisher Park Walking Tour


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