Single Brothers' Diaconie
Old Salem Museums & Gardens
— 1766 —
The Single Brothers' Diaconie, or business organization, played a major role in the economy of Salem. Their operation was vast, stretching before you to the west, and included the Single Brothers' House (1769) and the large log workshop (1771), as well as numerous outbuildings in the yard, a large kitchen garden, two industrial complexes, and nearly 700 acres of fields, meadows, and pasture beyond.
The Single Brothers' House was an active place, as it housed as many as sixty men and boys over the age of fourteen at one time. Support functions at the rear of the building included the workshop and well (as reconstructed), smokehouse, was house, privies, straw and grain barns, pig stall, cow shed, horse stable, various other storage sheds, and wagonner's barn.
The large kitchen garden was laid out in 1769 in squares on the earthen terraces extending down to the creek (now under Old Salem Road). Nearby was a fine spring with a rock springhouse built above it. A summerhouse in the garden provided a pleasant setting for relaxation. Beyond the creek was the slaughterhouse (1784) and further west was the brewery / distillery (1773),
Erected by Old Salem Museums & Gardens.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1769.
Location. 36° 5.239′ N, 80° 14.546′ W. Marker is in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker can be reached from West Academy Street west of South Main Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10 W Academy St, Winston Salem NC 27101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Street Grade (a few steps from this marker); Garden on the Triebel Lot (within shouting distance of this marker); Commemorating the Original Krispy Kreme Doughnut Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Salem Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); First Official 4th of July Celebration in the United States (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Salem Square (about 300 feet away); The Salem Campus (about 400 feet away); Home Moravian Church (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winston-Salem.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 23 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 27, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.