Raymond Price House

3004 Forest Dr., Columbia, South Carolina


Raymond Price House, Left Oblique

South Carolina Department of Archives and History

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The Raymond Price House, built in 1952, is significant for its local architectural significance. Although it is often overshadowed by the other Moderne and International Style houses in the Columbia area, it features a unique mix of Streamline Moderne and International Style architecture that is rare in Columbia and throughout South Carolina. The builder and architect of the Raymond Price House, George Price, Sr., had a history of designing Modernistic buildings. His residence next door, which he also designed, is in the Streamline Moderne style. The Raymond Price House is a two-story residence based on a L plan that features a balcony on the front over the projection and a projecting balcony on the second floor on the rear. The walls and foundation are composed of brick. The brick covers a structural steel skeleton, a characteristic of Moderne and International Style structures. Horizontal banding surrounds the rectangular windows echoing a sense of speed, as is typical in Streamline Moderne buildings and structures. The small windows reflect the sterility and lack of ornamentation of the International Style. As is customary in Moderne and International Style houses, a flat roof is present on the house. A one-story structure that is now an office is located at the southeast corner of the lot. It was built at the same time as the house and is in the same style. Listed in the National Register September 27, 2007. - SCDAH

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 27, 2007
Reference number
NR name
Price, Raymond, House
Architectural styles
Modern Movement: Moderne; Modern Movement: International Style
Area of significance
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Period of significance
Significant year
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 2

Update Log 

  • October 17, 2014: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "GPS Coordinates", "Description" & "Street View" and Imported Photos
  • October 17, 2014: Photo imported by Michael Miller