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Pismo Beach, California



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Price Anniversary House



In 1893, not long before they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, John Michael Price and his wife Andrea moved into their new two story redwood home.  It had a parlor, dining room and kitchen downstairs,
with two bedrooms upstairs. 
A veranda stretched across the front of the house and there was a big back porch off the kitchen. 

Due perhaps to the age of
Mr. and Mrs. Price, remodeling began almost immediately to add a new parlor on the front of the house, to allow the original parlor to be used as a downstairs bedroom.  A toilet closet was added to the downstairs bedroom.

The upstairs bedroom closets, tiny by today’s standards, were considered quite ample for the era.

The home featured a brick fireplace and chimney and was ornately trimmed on the porches and roof ridges.  The staircase featured turned spindles and ornate newel posts.  The high ceilings featured glass transoms above the doors.  A cooler under the stairs kept Mrs. Price’s homemade fig jam at hand.  The dining room boasted a pass through cabinet from the kitchen and an ornate floor to ceiling wood and mirrored fireplace mantel piece.

The photo shown here appeared in the May 5, 1894 commemorative edition of the San Luis Obispo Tribune, celebrating the arrival of the railroad to San Luis Obispo. 

Historic registration:

1987- Historical Landmark of the City of Pismo Beach.  Resolution 87-133.
1988- California State Historical Resources Commission California Point of Historical Interest.  Number SLO-002.
1988- National Register of Historic places.  Number 88002013.

 

© 2008 by Effie McDermott on behalf of Friends of Price House, Inc.

Historical composition or photos may not be used for commercial purposes without permission of the author.
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