Caroline (County)

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Located at the northern edge of the Bowling Green Historic District in Caroline County, Auburn is an excellent example of a mid-19th-century Greek Revival-style dwelling adapted to local vernacular tradition. It was built during Bowling Green’s establishment as a courthouse town, circa 1843, for clerk of court Robert Hudgin, providing him with a convenient location near the courthouse. Despite changing ownership many times during the late-19th- and early-20th-centuries, Auburn, located in the northernmost area of the town, retains its rural setting and its original two-story side-passage plan, including its character-defining Greek Revival porch. A rear ell addition was added in the late-19th-century and a sunroom in the 1930s. Today the Auburn property remains a private dwelling, and most rooms maintain their original function. There is one outbuilding, a circa-1940 shed located to the west of the house.

Last Updated: June 2, 2023

Many properties listed in the registers are private dwellings and are not open to the public, however many are visible from the public right-of-way. Please be respectful of owner privacy.

VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Photo credit: DHR, 2005

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