2312 Lafayette Avenue
The Proctor-Cardwell House
… or, if you prefer, The Ballard Brothers Fish Company House
- 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,902 square feet 0.42 acre
- Price/square foot: $241
- Built in 1928
- Listed February 23, 2021
- Last sale: $455,000, March 2015
- Neighborhood: Kirkwood
- Note: It looks like a slate roof. The listing shows the roof material as “other,” so I’m guessing it is.
- The house was built by Kirkwood Inc. in 1928 and was a rental property until the company lost it to foreclosure in 1931. It was bought by the Ballard Brothers Fish Company of Cape Charles, Virginia. Although the company doesn’t appear to have had any other presence in Greensboro, it continued to use the house as a rental property (the company appears still to be in business, dba Cherrystone Aqua-Farms).
- The first owner-occupants were salesman Albert W. Proctor of the Greensboro Overall Company and his wife, Ann, who bought it in 1936.
- In 1939 Dr. Willard Cardwell, a physician, bought the house and owned it for 53 years, selling it in 1992. His wife, Amelia, was a singer (soprano) and general manager of the Greensboro Opera Association in the 1950s.