This two-story, vernacular Victorian house was built circa 1890. Features of the house include complex roofline and massing, central double leaf entrance with transom, wraparound porch, paired classical posts on low stone piers, Palladian style window in the front facing gable, recessed second floor porch, and extensive use of shinglework. This is one of several Victorian homes in Greensboro that features multi-colored paint schemes to define the textured wall surfaces.
This house is a contributing property to the Greensboro Historic District that listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). It is located at 1601 Main Street in Greenboro (GPS coordinates 32.703972, -87.597752).
This is a private residence – drive by only.
Sources: 1) NRHP “Greensboro Historic District” Nomination Form, 2) Hale County Alabama, An Inventory of Significant and Historic Resources, by the Cahaba Trace Commission.
Photograph courtesy of RuralSWAlabama.
Note: This house (listed as the the Osborn-McCord House) is site #31 on the Greensboro Historic Walking Tour brochure. Brochures are available at a tourism kiosk that’s located on the SE corner of Main and Beacon Streets at downtown Greensboro.