This elegant two-story brick house, built in 1924 for Dr. F.B. Spencer and his wife, Olive Abernathy Spencer, was designed by one of North Carolina’s most prominent architects, Louis H. Asbury. It is a fine example of the Italian Renaissance style; it has a symmetric design with a one-story columned portico framing its entrance and is balanced by one-story wings on either side of the house. The hipped roof on the main house, the portico and the two wings are a striking green ceramic tile. The beveled glass French doors on the first floor are unusual and worth a close look. Not surprisingly, the Dr. F. B. Spencer House influenced the design of a number houses in Salisbury, especially in the Fulton Heights area.
The interior spaces are as interesting as the house’s exterior. The oak and pine flooring as well as the woodwork came from trees harvested on Anson County property owned by Mrs. Spencer’s family. The house remained in the Spencer family until 1989.
Photo By Erin Comerford Photography