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Winston-Salem in Forsyth County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

West Salem Historic District

 
 
West Salem Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 2, 2012
1. West Salem Historic District Marker
Inscription.  The West Salem Historic District recognizes West Salem's importance in the development of Salem and the growth of Winston-Salem. The neighborhood initially was settled as farms on "outlots" serving Salem during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. During the early 20th century, West Salem became associated with the industrialization of Winston-Salem and its resulting suburban expansion. The district features an impressive collection of architectural styles, from mid 19th century Greek Revival and Picturesque-influenced buildings to a large collection of Craftsman-style bungalows. West Salem's period of significance is ca. 1865-1857. In 2005 the district was listed on the National Register of Historical Places.
 
Erected by Winston-Salem Historic Marker Program.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 2005.
 
Location. 36° 4.96′ N, 80° 15.03′ W. Marker is in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker is at the intersection of Granville Street and Walnut Street and Washington
West Salem Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 2, 2012
2. West Salem Historic District Marker
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Street, on the left when traveling south on Granville Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Washington's Southern Tour (approx. half a mile away); Salem Academy and College (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Official 4th of July Celebration in the United States (approx. 0.6 miles away); Salem Cotton Manufacturing Company and Arista Cotton Mill (approx. 0.6 miles away); Happy Hill (approx. 0.7 miles away); Salem Concert Hall (approx. 0.7 miles away); African-American West End Area (approx. 0.7 miles away); North Carolina School of the Arts (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winston-Salem.
 
West Salem Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 2, 2012
3. West Salem Historic District Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 3, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 437 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 3, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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