The Thompson House is one of several remaining dwellings from the once-grand residential corridor that extended along Hillsborough Street from the Capitol west to Oberlin Road. The house, a combination of Queen Anne detailing and Colonial Revival form and decoration, is a hybrid style often called Southern Colonial. John Thompson, a prominent Raleigh businessman, built this house for his eight-member family. It now houses offices.

Photo by Michael Zirkle Photography 
© Raleigh Historic Development Commission

1117 Hillsborough Street
ca. 1910
Queen Anne/Colonial Revival



Local/National Designations
Raleigh Historic Landmark


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