The Craftsman-style house at 200 Waverly is attributed, appropriately, to carpenter and general contractor George F. Fogle. The house was completed in 1928 and sold to Alda Wimbish who maintained the house as a rental property.
Among the first occupants of the house were Minnie and Edward Sherrill along with their daughter Myrtle and her husband Ernest Dudley. Edward Sherrill held the position of City Clerk and Treasurer. Ernest was manager at Livingston and Company, a broker of stocks and bonds. The extended family only lived under one roof for a year before taking different addresses elsewhere in the city.
This charming Craftsman bungalow features classic elements of the style that was inspired by Asian architecture. These features include a broad roof with a gentle pitch, exposed rafter tails supported by diagonal struts, and the use of exposed framing members such as the gently arched header over the porch.
Tour this house and six others on Preservation Greensboro’s Tour of Historic Homes sponsored by the AIA Piedmont Chapter on May 19-20!
The Tour will feature the Sunset Hills neighborhood and highlight interesting architecture, design ideas, and local history. Plan to spend the weekend touring through stunning homes of the roaring 1920s. Advance Tour of Historic Homes Ticket Voucher Sales start April 1. Advance admission is $15 for PGI members, $20 for Non PGI members. On May 19th and 20th, tour tickets will be available for $25 at each home for all visitors. We will also be accepting credit cards at one of these homes.
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Oh! This house is definitely worth a visit! Not only it’s attractive but it is also rich in history. Its roof is quite interesting because it has a country feel to it.
Anyone would be lucky to live in a house like that. The classic look and the stunning garden are more than enough to make it home sweet home.
My husband is Asian. He loves this kind of house also just to represent his being Asian in our country. I don’t know if I would follow his want.
Great house. Great Article. Thank you.