Account set up for Blackmer House
Historic Salisbury Foundation has set up an account at VantageSouth Bank for the Fulton-Blackmer Restoration Fund.
The fund will be used to pay for the restoration and recreation of the 1820-21 home at 112 S. Fulton St. The structure was once home to late actors Sidney and Suzanne Blackmer, and it was originally built by John Fulton, for whom Fulton Street is named.
The foundation will be purchasing the long-vacant property July 2 from Jonathan Blackmer, a son of Sidney and Suzanne Blackmer.
Brian M. Davis, executive director of Historic Salisbury Foundation, said Blackmer asked to be the first person to make a donation to the fund.
All donations to Historic Salisbury Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, are tax-deductible.
The foundation also has set July 7 (a Saturday) as a volunteer work day at the property from 9 a.m.-noon.
“We will be working in the yard and ask that anyone who would like to volunteer can bring their gloves, pruners, rakes, etc.,” Davis said.
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