National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior

National Register of Historic Places Program

The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archeological resources.

 

Property Name Cobb, T. R. R., House
Reference Number 13000530
State Georgia
County Clarke
Town Athens
Street Address 175 Hill Street
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 7/23/2013
Areas of Significance Architecture
Link to full file http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/feature/places/pdfs/13000530.pdf
Image
The T.R.R. Cobb House is a two-story Greek Revival-style house located in downtown Athens, Georgia. Built in 1834 as an 1-house house, the Cobb house featured two principal rooms divided by a center hall on both floors and a full-width shed-roofed front porch and a rear range of rooms covered with a shed roof. In 1844, the Cobbs received the house as a wedding gift and began renovations, which increased the size of the house. In 1852 the Cobbs added a recessed portico with colossal Doric columns flanked by octagonal end bays. The Cobb house was listed in the National Register in 1975, but was delisted from the National Register in 1985 because the second location at Stone Mountain Park in DeKalb County did not receive the approval of the National Park Service. The T.R.R. Cobb House is significant at the state level under National Register Criterion C in the area of architecture because it is an exceptional and unique interpretation of the Greek Revival style in Georgia with its octagonal bays, recessed portico, and Greek Revival-style entablature. The Cobb house meets Criterion Consideration B as a moved building because the house was moved as a measure to save it and because it has been moved to a new location very close to its original location in Athens and on a site that is compatible with its original site on Prince Avenue.

 

Weekly List Search Page

Properties are listed in the National Register of Historic Places under four criteria: A, B, C, and D. For information on what these criterion are and how they are applied, please see our Bulletin on How to Apply the National Register Criteria