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Old Salem Historic District

Winston-Salem, North Carolina
County of Forsyth.
Between Race St., Old Salem Rd, Cemetery St. and Brookstone Ave. and including parts of God's Acre and buildings along the east side of Church St.
National Register Number: 66000591
Resource type: District.
Property type: Historic District: Historical. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2008.
Congressional District: NC-5 Certified Local Government: YES
This NHL offers public access.
Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: Historic District; The museum's website is at www.oldsalem.org.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - November 13, 1966):
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.

Condition:
The buildings are maintained by various entities and individual private owners. There is a local historic district which protects against detrimental changes, and local museum operates several buildings and has deed covenents on most others.

Only normal ongoing maintenance.


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