Volunteer workday scheduled for HSF’s recently purchased McCanless House

Published 3:00 pm Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Staff report

SALISBURY — Historic Salisbury Foundation will hold a volunteer workday from 8 a.m. to noon July 13 at its recently purchased Napoleon Bonaparte McCanless House at 619 S. Main St.

The 1897 McCanless House is the only granite Second Empire house in North Carolina. While structurally sound for the most part, the house has been vacant for many years and is in need of restoration.

As the first step of rehabilitation, volunteers will clean out debris from the interior and cut back overgrown vegetation in the yard.

To assist outside, volunteers are asked to bring yard implements such as pruning saws, loppers, hedge trimmers, shovels and chain saws.

To assist inside, helpers are encouraged to bring brooms, dust pans and step ladders.

The foundation asks that volunteers bring their own work gloves. The foundation will provide dust masks.

Coffee, doughnuts and water will be provided. Volunteers should park in the rear, off Military Avenue.