William Lightfoot Price (1861 – 1916) was a nationally known architect, artist, actor, writer and visionary,
and Founder of Rose Valley Arts and Crafts Colony
He came to Rose Valley in 1901 to establish his arts and crafts community there. Previously he had founded a single tax community of Arden, Delaware. When he came to Rose Valley, he persuaded wealthy friends to finance him, and he brought along fifty or more family members and friends.
He was also an artists, painting in oil and watercolor. He did many of the drawings for “The Artsman” and also designed scenery, posters, and programs for the Rose Valley theatricals.
For more information on Price’s architectural achievements, see William L. Price: Arts and Crafts to Modern Design by George E. Thomas (copyright 2000, Published by Princeton Architectural Press)