424 Green Street

424 Green Street

Hosch House

The construction of this home began in 1907 by Mr. and Mrs. John Hosch. Construction on the house was being done at the same time as the construction of the former First Methodist Church of Gainesville. Much of the construction crew for the church were also working on the home, leading to several construction designs from the church being visible in the home as well. In an interview with The Gainesville Times, the current owner and resident of the home Heyward Hosch specifically gave an example of this, recalling “the front stairs are like the choir loft” and the “deacon seat in the front room”. Both the First Methodist Church and the Hosch home are brilliant examples of twentieth century simple neoclassical architecture. The property also features three out buildings, including a garage, cabin, and small barn; some of which are thought to date back to 1898. The Hosch family remains owners and resident of the home, making it one the few residences still on Green Street.

Hosch House, 1975

(Modern photographs of Green Street homes taken in 2022 by City of Gainesville Convention and Visitors Bureau Intern Emma King. Historic photographs and information gathered from our friends at The Gainesville Times, The Norton Agency, the Historical Society of Hall County, the National Register of Historic Places, and the Digital Library of Georgia.)