Yesterday: The Furniture Hall

Published 12:00 am Monday, November 14, 2011

Postcard collector Susan Sides, current president of Historic Salisbury Foundation, has this picture of The Furniture Hall, a store once owned by the Frick brothers, Norman and Fred. In 1957, the store moved from Avalon Drive to its top-of-the-hill location in a V-shaped lot between Stokes Ferry Road and East Innes Street. At the time, it was just outside the Salisbury city limits. On the back of Sides’ postcard is printed, “We are out of high rent and high tax district saving you money on quality Furniture, Rugs, Carpeting, Mattresses, Lamps and other Home Furnishings. We specialize in Nationally Advertised Furniture and Interior Decorating. Norman Frick.” Fred Frick died in 1962, and Norman continued in the furniture business until retiring in 1984. The furniture store became the popular City View Restaurant, operated by Norman’s son, Tad. Norman did a lot of the cooking for the restaurant, which closed in 2001. Today, a convenience store sits at the same location.