William H. Goler, Livingstone College’s second president, built this Queen Anne style home in 1906 for librarian Mary Alice Lynch and her mother Maria Lynch. Goler used college students to help build this and other nearby houses. The house’s circular front porch with Romanesque arches and a center column is its most recognizable feature. Given its unique design and prominent location, the Lynch-Nicholson House acts as a gateway to the West End Neighborhood. It is the first of six properties that Livingstone College and Historic Salisbury Foundation have agreed to restore.
The Lynch-Nicholson House was a work in progress on OctoberTour last year. Its exterior was stabilized, but not painted and its interior was stripped to the studs. This year it stands fully rehabilitated for all to enjoy.
Photo by Erin Comerford Photography