2018 Year End Request - Gas Lights at the Hall House
Imagine Dr. Hall standing on the front porch of his new house one evening and looking around the neighborhood. He is comforted by the sight of gaslights along both South Jackson and West Bank Streets.
Unfortunately, those gaslights around the Hall House don’t exist any longer, but, YOU can help bring them back.
Historic Salisbury Foundation has owned, maintained and opened this magnificent home since 1972, but soon, we will be celebrating the 200th anniversary of its construction. Many special events will be held and we are asking your help to restore the old gaslights along the Jackson and Bank Street sides of the Hall House.
We estimate the cost of replacing four of the lights, manufacture of the custom redwood posts, trenching for the new gas lines and installation to be $15,000.
Your generous year-end gift will help the Foundation begin work on this effort, leading up to a grand 200th Birthday Celebration in 2020. More importantly, it will ensure that this Salisbury landmark will continue to be an asset to our community.
Thank you for your generosity.
Susan G. Sides
**Please indicate "Year End Appeal" in the Donation Comment Box
This course provides a factual, well-rounded and entertaining romp through the history of Rowan County and Salisbury. Participants will develop strong personal contacts as well as reference guides to encourage and enable further casual reading or serious research. The class series also makes a great gift for that person who has an interest in history and gift certificates are available.
The 2019 History Course will take place each Thursday evening for thirteen weeks, from February 7 until May 9, 6:30 or 7:00 to 8:30, with Easter week off.
Bring your family to the Hall House Museum in December to enjoy beautiful Christmas displays. Swagged greenery, fruits and berries, antique toys, heirloom quilts and coverlets are all combined to transform Dr. Hall's house and transport visitors back in time. Each room will delight young and old alike and many have made the tour a part of their family holiday traditions.
Regular tours are held Saturday and Sunday, December 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. A special candlelight tour is held on Christmas Eve from 6p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The house is located at 226 South Jackson Street.
Admission - $5 per adult, $3 per student, 12-17, children under 12, free. Christmas Eve tour is by donation.
This Salisbury landmark residence was originally an 1820 two-story Federal style double-pile frame house used by the girl's department of Salisbury Academy. In 1859, Dr. Josephus Hall (1805-1873) added a two-story front porch with cast iron oak leaf and acorn ornamental openwork, a gateway arch, and square-edged clapboard. The front windows were also lengthened.
During the Civil War, Dr. Hall served as hospital surgeon and surgeon in charge at the Salisbury Confederate Prison. Between 1890 and 1910, the attic was enlarged with a high-hipped roof and dormers.