Historic Districts of Hendersonville

July 28, 2011

Historic Districts in HendersonvilleWestern North Carolina is very proud of its rich history.  This is evident in the loving way we have preserved the best of our past in cities all around the area.  Hendersonville is no exception.  Hendersonville’s Main Street houses several historic buildings as well as antique shops and boutiques.  The Henderson County Courthouse was completely renovated just a few years ago (2008) and City Hall (built in 1924) was recently restored to its former glory.  If you’re a history buff, you simply must visit these historic districts in Hendersonville:

Druid Hills is a residential area located across from Patton Park in Hendersonville More than 70 buildings have been preserved here.  Some of the styles of architecture you will see in this neighborhood include Colonial Revival, Tudor Revival and Craftsman Bungalows.  The community was built with plenty of open area, mature trees and winding streets. 

The Hyman Heights/Mount Royal area is another residential district located to the northeast of Five Points and consisting of more than 120 historical buildings.  Originally, this neighborhood was where most of the doctors working at Patton Hospital (Hendersonville‘s first official hospital) built their residences.  Included in the historic buildings is a Gothic Revival home named Kilarney that dates all the way back to 1858.

To the east of Five Points and Main Street is the Cold Spring Park residential area.  This was where the city’s working class people lived.  With just 37 historic homes, this is Hendersonville’s smallest historic district.

To the southwest of downtown Hendersonville is the historic residential district of Lenox Park.  This area was set up in a grid pattern that was typical of the early 1900s.  Some of the architectural styles you will see include bungalows, Queen Anne and Four Square, amongst others.

While it’s fun to look at historic Hendersonville homes, you may be interested in checking out the historic commercial districts of the city as well.  The Seventh Avenue Depot District (two blocks to the northeast of Main St) originated in the late 1800s around the city’s first depot.  The Main Street Historic District is laid out in a typical grid pattern and dates back to 1841.  The area has been restored to its turn of the century splendor.

When you come to Western North Carolina, please visit the historic districts of Hendersonville.  If you love history, architecture or both, this is definitely the place for you.  It’s easy to see why residents are so proud of Hendersonville real estate.

Rich Cooke, your Western North Carolina real estate specialist

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