The Samuel T. Trexler House c. 1936

The handsome brick Colonial Revival was built by prosperous businessman Samuel T. Trexler, circa 1936.

At the time, Trexler was the director of Salisbury Cotton Mill. The contract to build the house was signed in 1935 when carpenter labor was 60 cents an hour and bricks were $17 per thousand.

Approached by a circular driveway, the house has the symmetrical composition and steep gable roof with cornice returns popular among Colonial Revival homes. A heavy dentil cornice further enhances its character, as well as double hung windows and Tuscan columns under the front portico. A spacious foyer opens to a graceful curved open-string staircase to the second floor.

Dignified elegance of the interior is characterized by the living room mantel, featuring pairs of slender columns and Adamesque ornaments.

The current owners, Steve & Lina Drinkard, recently renovated the sunroom to create a spa off the master bedroom, added an elevator, and completed an extensive kitchen renovation.