Old Salem Historic District

Salem College campus and area near Salem Sq., Winston-Salem, North Carolina


Old Salem

Photo taken by Michael Miller



Street Views 


Restored example of an 18th-century theocratic planned community, established by Moravians from Pennsylvania in 1766. The lands, plan, buildings and industries were controlled by a governing board of church officials. The city that grew up here became the commercial center of the surrounding Piedmont region of North Carolina. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, November 13, 1966

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 13, 1966
Reference number
Areas of significance
Industry; Commerce; Ethnic Heritage - European; Architecture; Social History
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Religious structure; Single dwelling; Business
Current functions
Museum; Religious structure; Single dwelling; College; Business
Periods of significance
1800-1824; 1750-1799; 1825-1849
Significant year
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 40

Update Log 

  • March 3, 2015: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • March 2, 2015: Photo imported by Michael Miller
  • July 17, 2014: New photo from Michael Miller
  • July 16, 2014: New photos from Michael Miller
  • October 31, 2013: New photos from Michael Miller