Old Salem Historic District

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

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Old Salem

Photo taken by Michael Miller

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Description 

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 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 13, 1966
Reference number
66000591
Areas of significance
Industry; Commerce; Ethnic Heritage - European; Architecture; Social History
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
District
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
1766
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

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