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Salem Tavern

Winston-Salem, North Carolina
County of Forsyth.
800 S. Main Street
National Register Number: 66000592
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - hotel. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2008.
Congressional District: NC-5 Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: Museum.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - January 29, 1964):
The first brick building in Salem, erected in 1784 by the Moravian congregation that established the town. The Moravians, a devout Germanic people, set about to construct a planned, congregation town in which the church directed the economic as well as spiritual affairs of the residents. The tavern was considered a necessity for the town's development as a trading center.

Condition:
The building is operated as a restored museum building on a daily basis and interpreted by professional staff, it is inspected annually as part of regular maintenance program

it receives regular ongoing maintenance-building is scheduled for complete repainting; large historic barn was recently reroofed, adjacent reconstructed wood shed used for restrooms is being reworked,


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