South Boston Walking Tour
19: 1401 Hodges Street



Single story brick house, 1-bay Porch with central front gable. 0ne of the oldest houses in South Boston, it was built in the 1840s by B. H. Hodges with handmade bricks from a brick factory which was located in the Present Friend Avenue area of the town. The walls of the house are 3 bricks thick. In 1996 Hurricane Fran toppled a 225 year-old red oak tree with a circumference of 14'4", which fell on the corner of the house. Many of the bricks were destroyed, however, enough of the old bricks were available to rebuild most of the outside wall, with new bricks being used on the inside. This area was once known as Hodges Grove.


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