College Hill

Updated November 10, 2020

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A note to Realtors and prospective home buyers about buying properties in historic districts

Single-Family Homes

303 S. Mendenhall Street
The Effie M. Anderson House
contract pending October 9, 2020

  • $449,900
  • 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,807 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $118
  • Built in 1914
  • Listed October 6 2020
  • Last sale: $248,000 May 2008
  • Note: Designated as a Guilford County historic landmark
    • Designed by Harry Barton. Few architects have been as historically prominent in Greensboro and across the state as Harry Barton. For more than 20 years until his death in 1937, he designed several of the Greensboro’s most notable buildings, including the UNCG Auditorium, the Quad and others on the campus; the Guilford County Courthouse; the Cone Export and Commission Building; First Presbyterian Church and Presbyterian Church of the Covenant; and World War Memorial Stadium. 
    • Effie McLean Anderson was a widow. She bought the house in 1915, about a year after her husband died; they had been married less than four years. She had no children and never remarried. (Effie did have a step-daughter but may not have raised her. Fannie Anderson Sutton’s mother died at age 30 in 1910, when Fannie was four years old. Fannie lived to be 99, dying in 2006 at her home at Well-Spring Retirement Community.)
    • Effie owned the house until February 9, 1946; she died eight days later at the age of 61.
    • Her husband, William Irvin Anderson, died at age 35 while having his appendix taken out. He was the founder and owner of W.I. Anderson Produce at 245 E. Friendly Avenue. His building has been converted to offices but is still identifiable by the words “♦ FRUITS ♦ PRODUCE ♦” over the door facing East Friendly (click on the photo to see it bigger):

912 Spring Garden Street
The Wrenn-Foushee House

  • $275,000 (originally $288,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,386 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $115
  • Built in 1905
  • Listed September 24, 2020
  • Last sale: $185,000, May 2014
  • Note: Rental property
    • According to the historic district’s NRHP nomination, the first owner was Owen Wrenn, a civil engineer.
    • The house was owned by Sam and Verna Foushee and their descendants from 1941 to 2010. Foushee was a conductor on the Yadkin & Atlantic Railway.

Multi-unit Homes

704 spring garden street

704 Spring Garden Street (for sale in a package with 700 Spring Garden and 702 Spring Garden)
Blog post: Three Side-by-Side Rental Houses in College Hill Have Gone Up For Sale With One Remarkably High Price — $975,000 (June 7, 2020)

  • $975,000
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,745 square feet (single-family home divided into three apartments)
  • Price/square foot: $157 (all three properties)
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed June 5, 2020
  • Last sale: $150,000, July 2001
  • Note: The seller is offering three adjoining rental properties together. The others are essentially identical single-family rental houses built in 2003: Each has 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and 1,736 square feet.

630 joyner street

630 Joyner Street
contract pending September 15, 2020
no longer under contract October 1, 2020

  • $350,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2,656 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $132
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed May 18, 2020
  • Last sale: $135,000, December 2001
  • Note: The house has four 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartments.
    • The house may have been built as a quadruplex. City directories show multiple households at the address as early as 1924.

200 Tate Street
contract pending October 15, 2020

  • $315,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2,607 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $121
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed September 24, 2020
  • Last sale: $195,000, April 2014
  • Note: Originally a single-family home, house divided into two units decades ago.
    • 200 Tate Street was the address given for the St. Paul’s AME Zion Church, an African American institution, in the 1905-06 city directory. The church didn’t appear at the that address before or after that edition. The next year, its address was 710 Guilford Avenue in what is now Westerwood.

130 Tate Street
The Rev. Samuel M. Rankin House
listing withdrawn November 3, 2020
relisted November 10, 2020 (with price raised 15 percent)

  • $319,000 (originally $277,500)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,292 square feet
  • Price/square feet: $139
  • Built in 1907 (see note below)
  • Listed September 24, 2020
  • Last sale: $220,000, May 2014
  • Note: Originally a single-family home, it was divided into two units decades ago.
    • Rev. Rankin was chairman of the Presbyterian Home Missions committee.
    • County records give the house a 1940 date, but city directories show a residence at the address from 1907. The historic district’s NRHP nomination says 1905-10.