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The Holshouser-Beaver House c. 1912

Built by L.T. Holshouser, a prominent Salisbury jeweler, this Spanish Mission style home is nearly identical to the C.K. Howan House at 803 N. Main.

Perhaps built from the “Alhambra” plan published by Sears Roebuck & Company house catalog, it features the familiar high-hip roof, but its central louvered dormer is framed by a curvilinear gable characteristic of the Spanish Mission style. Its symmetrical stuccoed concrete façade is defined by a wrap-around porch featuring heavy concrete pillars, rounded concrete brackets, and the characteristic curvilinear gable above the entrance.

Inside, the entry vestibule boasts original black & white honey-comb tile floor and large support pillars, original to the home. Original wood floors, newel posts and balustrades, the original windows, and most of the original moldings are intact. The home features three fireplaces. One of the upstairs bedrooms with glass inset door may have been the jeweler’s office, with its own entrance at the side of the home leading upstairs. The kitchen, originally the outer room of the home, has been remodeled with beautiful stone floors and granite counters; the laundry room is an addition.