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
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 June 25, 2024,