Branch-Hillyer House

Contributors:
Briggs and Dodd, attributed builders; Thomas H. Briggs, Sr., attributed builder; James Dodd, attributed builder
Dates:

1852

Location:
Raleigh, Wake County
Street Address:

305 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, NC

Status:

No longer standing

Type:

Residential

Images Puslished In:

Elizabeth C. Waugh, North Carolina’s Capital, Raleigh (1967).

Note:

According to an account in the News and Observer (April 26, 1942), the large house at 305 Hillsborough St. was built in 1852 by Briggs and Dodd for Lawrence O’Bryan Branch, a congressman and Confederate general, and was later the home of Mrs. Gussie H. Hillyer. “The first house caught fire and burned when just completed and was at once rebuilt.”