South Boston Walking Tour
18: 1319 Hodges Street Street



Vernacular Greek Revival style residence with a 1-bay porch, square wood columns; unusual plan, and central brick chimney. Traditionally believed to be the oldest house in South Boston and the district. Built ca. 1840-1850, the one-story structure is South Boston's best example of vernacular Greek Revival. While other, earlier dwellings may still survive incorporated within later structures, this residence remains the only free-standing house in the historic district dating from the period of settlement. It also once served as a school.


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