Yesterday: Huntington Hall was Livingstone College’s first building

Published 12:00 am Monday, March 3, 2014

The first building on the Livingstone College campus, Huntington Hall, is pictured in this photograph, which belonged to the late Rowan County historian James S. Brawley. Before it was Huntington Hall, this house was owned by Salisbury attorney James M. Gray, who called his place ‘Delta Grove.’ Gray sold his home and the 38 acres surrounding it to the AME Zion Church for use as a campus for Zion Wesley Institute in 1882. (Zion Wesley became Livingstone College.) Huntington Hall burned to the ground in 1918, a time when it was being used as a men’s dormitory.