John W. Thompson House

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.

Date: ca. 1910


John W. Thompson House, 2009 Image by Michael Zirkle Photography, copyright Raleigh Historic Development Commission.


1117 Hillsborough Street


RHDC, “John W. Thompson House,” Raleigh Historic, accessed December 5, 2023,