This building was constructed in the French Second Empire style of architecture by Henry Reece Hodson in 1882 as a boarding school for girls, but it was never used for that purpose. Notable features of the Second Empire style found in this structure are the mansard roof, arched windows with Gothic shutters, and asymmetrical facade. Next to the house is a one-story, square brick dependency that resembles a pigeonnier.
Henry Hodson was a soldier in the Civil War who accidentally loaded his musket twice, and when fired, the recoil knocked him unconscious. It was reported that two Union soldiers were killed and a third wounded from the weapon's discharge.