August 26, 2018

Selling History! The circa 1882 Annie Bostian Home ~ SOLD by Greg Rapp

The historic Annie Bostian Home, located in Brooklyn South Square Historic District, is Realtor® Greg Rapp...selling history in Salisbury, North Carolina. This beautiful Victorian home offers amazing wood floors, a cozy rocking chair front porch, and a spacious back yard on a beautiful corner lot. One of Salisbury's earlier homes,the circa 1882 Keen-Bostian house features 4 bedrooms and 2 baths in its 2,608 square feet of living space.

The Brooklyn-South Square Historic District consists of the large elaborate houses of prosperous businessmen and merchants, as well as the smaller, more modest dwellings of railroad workers, salesmen, and clerks ~ demonstrating the development of residential neighborhoods around the edge of Salisbury's downtown commercial district during the mid and late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The housing stock of the district consists predominantly of one and two story dwellings built during the last quarter of the nineteenth century and the first quarter of the twentieth century.

During the late 1880s and early 1890s, late Victorian styles began to replace the predominate Italianate as the district's most dominant architectural style. Therefore, dwellings built during this period often exhibit an interesting combination of elements typical of both stylistic categories. An excellent example of this combination is the Keen-Bostian House at 328 E. Bank Street built ca. 1893, with a symmetrical facade with slightly projecting two-story entrance bay, decorative brackets and porches featuring turned posts and balustrades.

Brooklyn-South Square District possesses a rich architectural fabric created by several different domestic styles popular during the mid to late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Although its earliest dwellings were built during the two decades before the Civil War, most of the district's structures were built during the last quarter of the nineteenth and the first quarter of the twentieth century as Salisbury developed into an important regional manufacturing and commercial center. Much of the district was developed on the site of Salisbury's Civil War Confederate prison. It contains a rich variety of late Federal, Greek Revival, Italianate, and late Victorian domestic architecture, as well as modest turn-of-the century dwellings, and bungalows of the early twentieth century. It therefore provides an example of the physical evolution of residential neighborhoods around downtown Salisbury from the mid-nineteenth century to the end of the third decade of the twentieth century.

When you are looking to sell your historic home, call the expert: Greg Rapp with Wallace Realty: 703.213.6846. Love older homes and want to make one yours? No one knows the stock of historic homes in this area better than Greg Rapp. Let him help you find your forever home!

Greg Rapp 
Wallace Realty Co. 
704 213 6846 Mobile 
704 636 2021 Office 

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