North of Wendover Avenue

Updated July 23, 2021

Irving Park, Latham Park and Kirkwood form a cluster of classic neighborhoods north of Wendover Avenue between Battleground Avenue and Elm Street.

Irving Park  |  Kirkwood and Browntown  |  Latham Park

Recent Sales

2011 Granville Road
The L. Homer Hole House

  • $1.75 million
  • 7 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms and two half-baths, 7,247 square feet, 1.4 acres
  • Price/square foot: $241
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed May 10, 2021
  • Last sale: $850,000, October 1987
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park
  • Greensboro: An Architectural Record: “A full-height portico of four columns fronts this Neoclassical Revival-style dwelling. In its shadow, the central entry is framed by an oversized Palladian surround.”
    • Lemuel Homer Hole (1874-1948) and Marguerite Forbes Hole (1885-1941) were the original owners. He was in the insurance business, according to the city directory (Greensboro: An Architectural Record says he was an executive with N.C. Public Service Company; the city directory’s roster of executives for the company doesn’t include him). He later served on the city Planning and Park Commission.

206 Sunset Drive
The Jarboe-Orr House

  • $1.7 million (originally $1.749 million)
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 6,050 square feet, 0.60 acre
  • Price/square foot: $281
  • Built in 1915
  • Listed July 24, 2021
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park
  • Note: The property includes a stone koi pond, gazebo and outdoor fireplace.
    • It’s on the 14th green of Greensboro Country Club.
    • Greensboro: An Architectural Record — “The cleanly articulated Mediterranean Revival-style villa, designed by Raleigh James Hughes, was erected for Dr. [Parren] Jarboe in the mid-teens. Its elegant entry is marked by a round-arched door and transom and an Ionic portico topped by a Chinese Chippendale balustrade. Round arches and Ionic columns are repeated at its flanking first-story bays and latticed end pavilions. Its second story features shutters with fleur-de-lis cutouts, its roof curvilinear exposed brackets.”
    • Dr. Jarboe and his wife, Lucille, owned the house until 1934.
    • The house was owned for 53 years by two generations of the Orr family, major figures in the textile industry. In 1953, Burlington Mills executive Douglas M. Orr bought the house. He owned it for 29 years, selling it to his son (I think) Donald in 1982. Donald, also a textile executive, owned the house for 24 years.

2210 Granville Road
The Joseph and Juanita Gorrell House

  • $1.299 million
  • 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 8,207 square feet, 0.77 acre
  • Price/square foot: $158
  • Built in 1958
  • Listed June 21, 2021
  • Last sale: $650,000, June 1997
  • Neighborhood: New Irving Park
  • Note: The property includes a swimming pool.
    • The 2100 and 2200 blocks of Granville Place, the two blocks north of Cornwallis Drive, first appeared in the city directory in 1959.
    • The first owners were Joseph Palmer Gorrell (1927-2003) and Juanita Taylor Gorrell (1928-1994). He was a career executive with Pilot Life and Jefferson-Pilot, retiring as vice president of the Securities Department. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a graduate of Duke University and the Diplomatic School at Georgetown University. In 1992 he passed ownership to his daughter Eva Jane Gorrell Hendrix, who sold the house in 1996.

2321 Kirkpatrick Place (aka 2331 Kirkpatrick)
The Matthew and Elsie Coiner House

  • $1.195 million (originally $1.25 million)
  • 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3,783 square feet, 0.39 acre
  • Price/square foot: $316
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed May 10, 2021
  • Last sale: $310,000, May 2000
  • Neighborhood: Kirkwood
  • Note: A 1 1/2-story cross-gable, brick Tudor Revival house
    • There are a couple notable differences between the listings and county records. The listings all show the address as 2321 Kirkpatrick, but county records have it down as 2331.
    • The county has the square footage as 3,783; the listings say 4,600 ($272/square foot), a difference of just over 20 percent. Differences on that measure are common, but this is unusually large.
    • The property includes a detached garage with 565 square feet on a second floor.
    • “Literally every inch remolded,” including replacement windows, which is so sad in such a great old house.
    • The original owners were Matthew De Coursey Coiner (1893-1939) and Elsie Clewer Coiner (1892-1980). Matthew was a salesman. They sold the house to Matthew’s mother in 1937 and then bought it back from her a year later. Later in 1938, they sold it a final time.
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2309 Lafayette Avenue

  • $1.049 million
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,002 square feet, 0.66 acre
  • Price/square foot: $349
  • Built in 1924
  • Listed July 13, 2020
  • Last sale: $550,000, March 2003
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park
  • Listing: The property includes a detached 1,600 square-foot “guest house/garage/rec room/office” with two bathrooms.
    • Also “Moss walkways, Blue Stone patios & Koi Pond.”
    • From 1924 to 1930, the property was sold five times. In 1930, it was bought by its first long-term owner, surgeon Richard B. Davis. He owned the house until 1945.
    • Hampton Shuping, an executive with J.P. Stevens and his wife, Margaret, owned the house from 1958 to 1982. Stevens may be best remembered today as the bitterly anti-union textile company that served as the villain in the film Norma Rae. Stevens’s resistance to unionization was characterized by The New York Times in 1981 as “one of the ugliest episodes in recent labor history.”

712 Dover Road
The White-Snyder House
contract pending June 18, 2021

  • $735,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 3,745 square feet, 0.32 acre
  • Price/square foot: $196
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed: “Coming soon”
  • Last sale: $30,800, June 1966
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park
  • Note: It’s unclear who actually built the house, but it does appear to have been built by 1928. Shortly after it was built, it became property of its first identifiable owner, Pilot Life Insurance Company. In March 1929 Pilot Life sold it to the Irving Park Company, which sold it the same day to Southern Real Estate Company. The address first appears in the city directory in 1930; it appears to have been a rental property until it was bought in 1934 by Moses Andrew White (1892-1966) and Wilhelmina Margret Sawyer White (1900-1983). They owned the house for 32 years. He was an Army lieutenant in World War I and by 1934 was superintendent of agencies for Jefferson Standard Life Insurance.
    • After her husband’s death, Wilhelmina sold the house in 1966 to William David Snyder Jr. (1926-2015) and Ann Pender Snyder. Born in Monroe, Bill was an engineering graduate of N.C. State University and served as a combat engineer in the Korean War. In 1954, he and Ann moved to Greensboro, and he founded the Snyder Insurance Agency. Bill was a founder of the Greensboro Opera Company, president of the Greensboro History Museum and loved vintage cars. He owned a 1948 Rolls Royce, British green. In 2012, they passed the property to one of their daughters and her husband, who are now selling it, 55 years after her parents bought it.

714 Dover Road
The Alexander and Libby Hattaway House
contract pending June 25, 2021

  • $720,000
  • 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 3,542 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $203
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed June 22, 2021
  • Last sale: $390,000, December 1997
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park
  • Note: The Irving Park Company sold the property to Alexander Clovis Hattaway Sr. (1893-1969) and Libby Johnson Hattaway (1900-1999) in 1928. The Hattaways lost the house to foreclosure in 1932 but continued to live there and were able to buy it back in 1934. Libby sold the house in 1994.
    • Alex was a native of Georgia; Libby was born in New Orleans. Alex and Ralph L. Hattaway operated Hattaway-Jordan Seed Company on S. Davie Street at Sycamore Street, now February 1 Place.
    • Later, Alex, Libby and Ira Hattaway operated Hattaway’s Seed Store at 224 S. Greene Street, a location that’s now part of the city-county government complex. Alex’s familial relationships with Ralph (1904-1991) and Ira, about whom nothing else can be found, are unknown, although Ralph was listed as president of Hattaway-Jordan and Alex was general manager.
Undated Hattaway-Jordan Seed catalog, for sale on Ebay

1406 W. Cornwallis Drive
The Holt-Young-Squires House
contract pending July 7, 2021

  • $425,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,408 square feet, 0.33 acre
  • Price/square foot: $176
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed July 1 ,2021
  • Last sale: $362,500, May 2017
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park
  • Note: Deeds from the 1920s and ’30s identify this part of Irving Park as “Hillcrest” or “Joseph W. Holt subdivision.”
    • By 1926 Lucile and Joseph Holt owned 14 lots in the neighborhood, including what is now 1406 W. Cornwallis. They were listed in the city directory as living around the corner on Dellwood Drive. Joseph was president of Greensboro Building and Loan Association.
    • County records date the house to 1928, but it doesn’t appear in the city directory until about 10 years later. As early as 1933, though, John P. Young Jr. was listed at a home with no number on Cornwallis at Dellwood Drive. He and his wife, Annette, bought the property in 1938. He was the loss prevention manager at Dixie Fire Insurance Co. of Greensboro. The house’s address was originally 1129 W. Cornwallis.
    • In 1939, the Youngs sold the house to a colleague of John’s, Jules Percy Howard Squires, and his wife, Martha Andrews Sykes Squires. Jules was the cashier at Dixie Fire Insurance. They owned the house for 59 years, selling it in 1998, two years before they each died, five months apart, after 66 years of marriage.

1903 Colonial Avenue
The Robert and Violet Atkinson House
listing withdrawn August 27, 2015; relisted April 23, 2017
listing withdrawn May 11, 2017; relisted July 13, 2018
contract pending August 15-30, 2018
listing withdrawn December 10, 2020; relisted May 13, 2021
listing withdrawn June 30, 2021

  • “Bidding starts at $335,000.” (see note below; originally listed at $250,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,075 square feet, 0,41 acre
  • Price/square foot: $161
  • Built in 1953
  • Listed July 27, 2015
  • Last sale: $230,000, July 2014
  • Neighborhood: Kirkwood
  • Note: This was the home of Robert A. Atkinson Jr. (1923-1976), partner of Edward Lowenstein in the Lowenstein-Atkinson firm. He and his wife, Violet Gertrude Hedrick Atkinson (1926-1993), owned the property and lived there from 1953 to 1985.
    • Listing: “Place offers between May 14-23 at 5 p.m. Seller using transparent offer platform for all offers. Bidding starts at $335,000. Buyers must register and be pre-qualified.”
    • Even in this sellers’ market, this was an audacious move with a house that’s been listed three times in recent years, at considerably lower prices, and withdrawn without a sale each time. The house was priced originally at $250,000 and the second time at $309,000.
    • The house was sold in 2003, 2006, 2009 and 2014.
    • “Furniture in the home is for sale as well!”
    • Previous listing: “Original quarry tile flooring was discovered during remodel and restored to 1950’s condition.”
    • Now a rental property

1905 Colonial Avenue
The Earl and Faye Brewer House
contract pending May 17, 2021

  • $239,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,170 square feet, 0.3 acre
  • Price/square foot: $204
  • Built in 1955
  • Listed May 14, 2021
  • Last sale: $130,000, July 2011
  • Neighborhood: Kirkwood
  • Note: The listing shows 1,362 square feet; county records say 1,170.
    • The property was sold in 1954, 1955 and 1956. Although county records show the date of the house as 1955, the address first appears in the city directory in 1954, listed as vacant. It’s shown in 1955 with an apparent renter as the occupant. In January 1956, Earl Nello Brewer (1908-1991) and Faye East Brewer (1908-1981) bought the house. They owned it for 35 years. Earl, originally from Winston-Salem, was a salesman for plumbing supply companies. Faye also was a native of Forsyth County.