Historic Salisbury Foundation
Last Tuesday on this page, the Post ran “before” photographs of these two homes prior to their being saved by the Historic Salisbury Foundation. Here are the “after” pictures of how these homes look today. Historic Salisbury Foundation purchased the Turner-Putnam House (left) at 523 N. Long St. from Mr. and Mrs. George Bender in 1998. The foundation placed protective covenants on the house and sold it to the city of Salisbury, which in turn made repairs and secured its corner in the Long Street/Park Avenue historic district. Once repairs were complete, the house was sold to John and Mary Bradford. HSF bought the Kesler-Rufty House (right) at 429 Park Ave. in 2004 from Esther Rufty Hodgin. In 2006 Mr. and Mrs. Charles Heldrick bought the house, and it has recently been purchased by Brian Davis, the new executive director of Historic Salisbury Foundation. This year, HSF is celebrating its 40th anniversary.