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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

171-0008 Auburn

Auburn
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 03/08/2006

NRHP Listing Date 05/03/2006

NPS property number 06000342

Located in 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 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.


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

Updated November 14, 2018