• 68°

Historic Salisbury Foundation: House on the move

As Historic Salisbury Foundation celebrates its 40th anniversary year, it’s fun to look back to the moving spectacle that was the Gillespie-Crawford House. This picture was taken by a Post photographer July 29, 1976, as the house moved past the intersection of Church and Innes streets just steps from the Salisbury Post. The sign on the back of the house says, “In Salisbury, N.C., old houses never die, they just keep rolling along.” The foundation, helped by the McCrary Brothers movers, orchestrated the 1869 house’s trip across Salisbury. The house originally sat at 515 E. Innes St., a property that was purchased by Wendy’s Old-Fashioned Hamburgers and is home to a Wendy’s restaurant today. The house was set to be razed, until the foundation stepped in with a plan to move it to a lot at 402 S. Fulton St. Wendy’s donated the house to the foundation. A move that was supposed to take two days ran into complications and took four days instead. Along the way, it attracted hundreds of curious onlookers and required the services of Duke Power, Southern Bell, the city of Salisbury and even Southern Railway, which had to reschedule trains to help city police deal with detoured traffic. Some folks even set up lemonade and other drink stands to serve the spectators. The foundation finally sold the house toward the end of 1982, and it remains a handsome home at the corner of South Fulton and West Horah streets. It’s known for its 1875 fountain out front.

Comments

Comments closed.

Crime

Few details available after Kannapolis shooting claims life

Business

East Spencer apparel store will host free luncheon for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

College

Catawba College receives record $200 million contribution to endowment

Crime

Blotter: Bullet holes found at Salisbury home

Crime

Rowan Sheriff’s Office releases details of NASCAR driver’s assault at coworker’s home

Elections

Council candidates discuss city’s handling of ‘Fame’ relocation, protesting, pandemic

Business

Making Memore: Entrepreneurs harness power of Kannapolis’ Food Innovation Lab

Education

Shoutouts

Business

DuPont purchases Salisbury-based manufacturing business

Christmas Happiness

Christmas Bureau opens applications for families to get holiday assistance

Education

Spencer Library hosts life pathways event

Local

Salisbury-Rowan NAACP President Gemale Black seeking state branch’s top spot

Education

A fall theme on learning math at Mt. Ulla Elementary

High School

High school volleyball: West takes tournament title with victory over South

News

State briefs: Man charged after woman found dead in Davie home

News

GOP bill on NC governor’s emergency powers heads to his desk

Nation/World

Big changes in White House ideas to pay for $2 trillion plan

Nation/World

FDA OKs mixing COVID vaccines; backs Moderna, J&J boosters

Crime

NASCAR driver jailed on Rowan County assault charges

Education

Knox assistant principal resigns after video showing student confrontation

Crime

Woodleaf man jailed after two-county car chase

Elections

Rowan Board of Elections criticized for debating replacement of poll supervisor

Business

NC Small Business Administration official talks to Rowan Chamber about pandemic help

Local

Spencer aldermen, mayor candidates talk town’s future