John Steele House

Contributors:
John Langdon, carpenter and joiner; Elam Sharpe, carpenter
Variant Name(s):
Lombardy
Dates:
1799-1801
Location:
Salisbury, Rowan County
Street Address:
1010 Richard St., Salisbury vicinity, NC
Status:
Standing
Type:
Residential
Images Puslished In:
Catherine W. Bishir and Michael T. Southern, A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Piedmont North Carolina (2003).
Davyd Foard Hood, The Architecture of Rowan County North Carolina: A Catalogue and History of Surviving 18th, 19th, and Early 20th Century Structures (1983).
Frances Benjamin Johnston and Thomas Tileston Waterman, The Early Architecture of North Carolina (1941).
Note:
Steele's side-passage plan frame house was a showplace of Salisbury for many years and was photographed by Frances Benjamin Johnston, including its delicately proportioned Federal style mantel enriched with composition ornament Steele ordered from the Wellford Company of Philadelphia. In the 20th century the house was heavily altered and many of its fine Federal style mantels and other elements were removed to other buildings. In the late 20th century the house was painstakingly restored by its owner, Edward Clement of Salisbury.