Holly, Henry Hudson (1834-1892)

Variant Name(s):

H. Hudson Holly

Birthplace:

New York City, New York, USA

Trades:

  • Architect

Building Types:

Styles & Forms:

Queen Anne

Henry Hudson Holly (1834-1892), a New York architect, is credited with designing buildings in several states, but his only known work in North Carolina is the elaborate Queen Anne style residence (Hylehurst) he planned for Winston-Salem industrialist John W. Fries in 1884.

During the late nineteenth century, many of Winston’s and Salem’s business leaders erected grand Queen Anne styles residences, but almost all of them have been lost. Some were designed by mail-order architect George F. Barber; whether any others were designed by Holly is unknown. Holly promoted his work widely in publications such as Harper’s magazine and his Modern Dwellings (1878). For Fries he provided a custom design; the house remained in the family for many years and is remarkably unaltered. Holly’s drawings for the house survive in private ownership.

  • Catherine W. Bishir, North Carolina Architecture (2005).
  • Gwynne Stephens Taylor, From Frontier to Factory: An Architectural History of Forsyth County (1981).
  • Gwynne Stephens Taylor, “Hylehurst,” National Register of Historic Places nomination (1983).
  • Winston-Salem Section, North Carolina Chapter, American Institute of Architects, Architectural Guide: Winston-Salem and Forsyth County (1978).
  • Henry F. Withey and Elsie Rathburn Withey, Biographical Dictionary of American Architects (Deceased) (1970).
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  • Hylehurst

    Contributors:
    Fogle Brothers, builders; Henry Hudson Holly, architect
    Variant Name(s):
    J. W. Fries House
    Dates:
    1884
    Location:
    Winston-Salem, Forsyth County
    Street Address:
    224 S. Cherry St., Winston-Salem, NC
    Status:
    Standing
    Type:
    Residential
    Images Puslished In:
    Catherine W. Bishir, North Carolina Architecture (1990).
    Gwynne Stephens Taylor, From Frontier to Factory: An Architectural History of Forsyth County (1981).
    Winston-Salem Section, North Carolina Chapter, American Institute of Architects, Architectural Guide: Winston-Salem and Forsyth County (1978).

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