smDSCF0203This two-story brick Victorian house was built in 1884 for Joseph Charles Price (1854-1893), founder and first president of Livingstone College. In 1881, as a newly ordained minister, Price made a speaking tour through England and Europe, raising funds to relocate Livingstone College (then the Wesley Zion Institute). Livingstone moved from Concord to Salisbury in 1882.  Dr. Price was a distinguished educator and orator with a national reputation, renowned for his leadership of the African-American community.

The J. C. Price House remains in the family. Its notable features include a hand-crafted mantle and fireplace surround in the dining room designed and built by Livingstone students as a gift to Dr. Price. Today, the J. C. Price House remains the oldest and most prominent house on West Monroe Street.

Photo by Erin Comerford Photography

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Historic Salisbury Foundation - Celebrating 44 Years of Preservation

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Historic Salisbury Foundation, founded in 1972, is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve, protect and revitalize the historic fabric of Salisbury and Rowan County.