This 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