Historic House Listings

Love the porch and kitchen fireplace! Circa 1890 in NC. $198,900

January 30, 2019

Known as the John Long House and home of first mayor of Valdese, North Carolina. It was also the home where the first Waldensian immigrants spent their first night after arriving from Italy in 1893. They called it the “brick house” due to its brick chimneys. Updated electric, plumbing, and HVAC. I love that porch! Would totally nap out there! Love a kitchen with a nice fireplace in it. Located on .61 acres in Valdese, North Carolina. Four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 2,638 square feet. $198,900

From the Zillow listing:


Experience life in the heart of Valdese from one of its most historic homes! A short walk to Valdese Public Library, Valdese Recreation/Pool, and downtown shops and restaurants from this spacious 4 bedroom, 3 bath frame home with modern updates and conveniences. Known as the “John Long House” and former residence of Valdese’ first mayor, it is reportedly the home at which the original group of Waldensian immigrants spent their first night upon arriving in 1893 from northern Italy. The Waldenses called it the “Brick House” because it had brick chimneys. They were familiar only with rock for such purposes. This amazing home has been modified over the years and boasts updated electrical, HVAC, and plumbing while retaining its old world character and sense of history. Date of construction is approximate. Burke County Tax records show date of construction as 1925, but historic records predate the original house.

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