Please consider an annual membership in Historic Salisbury Foundation. Your membership insures the effectiveness and expansion of our mission and programs throughout Salisbury and Rowan County.
Historic Salisbury Foundation's Mission:
"To preserve and enhance the special historic character of Salisbury and Rowan County through education, neighborhood revitalization, advocacy and the preservation of historic landmarks."
What we do:
Historic Salisbury Foundation assists with questions about historic buildings, sites and resources throughout Salisbury and Rowan County.
We save and protect approximately 100 historic structures with our revolving fund and preservation covenants, strengthening our historic neighborhoods.
We operate and maintain the Event Center at the 1908 Salisbury Passenger Station, which hosts many weddings and parties throughout the year.
Your nominations have been reviewed and the 2014 Historic Preservation Awards have been selected. Please join us on Thursday, May 22nd at 6 p.m. at the Salisbury Station for a reception honoring this year's winners for their hard work and attention to detail. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased by calling 704.636.0103.
Lee Street Theater – Lee Street Theater Board of Directors & Justin Dionne, Managing Artistic Director
Emma's of Salisbury – Allen Terry, Owner
Mambo Grill Lounge – Ariella Sanchez
Go Burrito – Mikey Wetzel – Salisbury Water Works Building
Salisbury Business Center – Gray Stout & Salisbury Business Center - 301 South Main - new construction
James Walker Hood Hall - Livingstone College - KKA Architecture, Interiors and Planning
Private Preservation & Neighborhood Revitalization
305 North Ellis – Tatyana & Harrison Thurston
Stokes-Snider House – 324 N. Fulton- Across the Pond Bed & Breakfast – Mary & Andy Walker
M.L. Trexler House – 103 Mitchell Avenue - Shelley & Jonathan Palmer
M. G. McCurdy House - 318 South Ellis – Tullo Enterprises
Oestreicher-Bernheim Residence – 228 South Fulton - Sun Room Rehabilitation – Rachel Oestreicher Bernheim
Long Time Preservation Leader
Vivian Hopkins – Historic Gold Hill
Preservation Education and Publication
Luther Sowers – Revolutionary War film "Troublous Times"
Robert Toth – Salisbury NC Houses Architectural Sketch Prints
Preservation Craftsmen and Professionals
Greg Rapp – marketing of historic properties and neighborhoods
Eberhard Denker – Catawba College President's House
City of Salisbury – Repairs to Shober Bridge and Fisher Street Bridge
Karl Sale – Oestreicher-Bernheim Residence Sun Room
Volunteer of the Year
Barbara Upright – Hall House inventory and Rowan County History Class
Don Conner – Construction projects at many HSF properties
Anne Lyles – Hall House Docent Training – Hall House inventory – various community activities
Hall House Docents
A large crowd gathered at the Salisbury Station for HSF's 41st Annual Meeting on April 10th. A few brief reports for business were presented, followed by presentation of the slate of trustees for the class of 2017. Continuing to serve on the HSF Board of Trustees will be Barb Sorel, Anne Lyles, Lynda Errante, Karen Hobson, Seamus Donaldson and Ed Clement. HSF Executive Director, Brian Davis, presented a Year in Review presentation of foundation accomplishments. The guest speaker for the event was Dr. Kevin Cherry, Deputy Secretary and Director of the Department of Archives and History at the NC Department of Cultural Resources. Dr. Cherry spoke on the impact the Department of Cultural Resources has played in Rowan County and how the work of HSF and other similar organizations across the state help preserve the identity of a "specific somewhere". He suggested historic preservation as an antidote to a quickly homoginizing world and a movement which "saves the uniqueness and character of a place, besides creating jobs, providing the ultimate in recycling, increasing the tax base and attracting new investment".