Preserving, Protecting, and Revitalizing the historic fabric of Salisbury and Rowan County

50/50 Preservation Grants

50 Awards - $1,000 each - Apply May-September 2022

The mission of Historic Salisburv Foundation, Inc. is to preserve, protect and revitalize the historic fabric of Salisbury and Rowan County. The purpose of the 50/50 Preservation Grant is to support our mission in the six National Register Historic Districts that do not qualify for Historic Preservation Incentive Grants offered by the City of Salisbury, Historic Preservation Commission.

The 47th Annual OctoberTour

Salisbury, N.C., has been awarded across the USA for its historic preservation. On October 8-9, its annual tour of homes beckons you to step back in time. The homes circle the free Bank Street Festival, where you'll discover live music, food, vendors and much more. Become a Patron and attend the Golden Soiree on Saturday evening.

Learn more about OctoberTour, purchase tickets, or become a sponsor on OctoberTour.com!

Beyond the Hedges Historic Salisbury Foundation and the Preservation Movement - by Pete Prunkl

Learn more about the book and get your copy now! $35 for Pickup at the HSF office or $45 for shipping.

Real Estate Properties for Sale in Salisbury

Roll up your sleeves and get ready! We have a new slate of properties for sale in Salisbury--check them out now.

In the Community

Quotes of the week: ‘An effort to help people learn how to take care of their historic homes’

“It’s just an effort to help people learn how to take care of their historic homes because…

April 1, 2022

Historic ‘Ice House’ will be site of new ‘Second Saturday Salvage’ event beginning in April

SALISBURY — More than 100 years ago, the Historic Salisbury Foundation’s architectural warehouse, currently known as the…

March 30, 2022

Historic Salisbury Foundation hires new executive director

Historic Salisbury Foundation, Inc. has hired Kimberly Stieg as its new executive director. Stieg will be moving…

January 1, 2022

2022 Preservation Awards now accepting nominations

For more than 40 years, the Historic Salisbury Foundation has recognized preservation projects and individuals throughout Salisbury…

December 8, 2021

My Turn, Ed Norvell: In 21st Century, Salisbury can enjoy ‘town commons’ envisioned in 1770

In his “History of Rowan County” published in 1881, the Rev. Jethro Rumple noted the 1770 Colonial…

October 28, 2021

City selects Sada Stewart Troutman as new Downtown Salisbury Inc. director

SALISBURY — Historic Salisbury Foundation Executive Director Sada Stewart Troutman will be the new Downtown Salisbury Inc….

October 15, 2021

My Turn, Joe Morris: Jimmy Hurley would have loved Bell Tower Green

Congratulations to the Bell Tower Green Committee for the opening of an extraordinary green space! All aspects…

October 14, 2021

Historic homes will give 2021 OctoberTour participants stroll through Salisbury history

SALISBURY – OctoberTour is back in person for 2021 with protocols in place aimed to provide visitors…

October 7, 2021

Charlotte-based developer chosen for Empire Hotel project

SALISBURY — A year after forming a committee to make a selection, the Empire Hotel Redevelopment Task…

September 21, 2021