Old Salem in North Carolina

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    One of the oldest houses in Salem. More of my pictures from Salem at:

    The Historic Town of Salem

    Salem was founded in 1766 by the Moravians – a Protestant faith that began in what is now known as the Czech Republic. The Moravians were missionaries who established an earlier settlement in Bethlehem, PA before moving south to North Carolina. In 1756 they established a 98,000-acre tract of land “Wachovia”, of which Salem was one of a handful of small settlements.

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    Sandra Leidholdt, BrookeV15, a.renate, and 5 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. rsmg_2000 88 months ago | reply

      Nice one, Larry. We, too, have been visiting up there on "gray winter days". There seems nothing else to do, at all, in Winston-Salem on a Sunday afternoon or evening. We were stuck there while our daughter was doing something at NCSA.

      Salem, itself, is absolutely remarkable.

    2. Anna_Greece 83 months ago | reply


      This photo is considered to be an outstanding architecture shot and invited to The Pritzker Architecture Prize on flickr rating group, where you can rate other shots and your shot will be rated too. Please read the group description and rules for more details.

    3. a.renate 81 months ago | reply

      Wonderful pic. I suggest you post it also in these Pools:



      Die schönsten Fachwerkhäuser / Half-Timbered Houses

    4. lelyha 74 months ago | reply

      This looks a bit like an old Danish house ..

    5. Government & Heritage Library, State Library of NC 26 months ago | reply

      Thank you for sharing this image! We have added it to our entry about Settling the Piedmont in the State Library of NC's online encyclopedia, NCpedia:http://ncpedia.org/history/colonial/piedmont

      Emily Horton, Government & Heritage Library at the State Library of NC

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