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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.
 
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 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.
 
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
West Salem Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 2, 2012
2. West Salem Historic District Marker
(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.
 
Also see . . .
1. W-S Marker Program. (Submitted on February 3, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
2. W-S Marker Program page (pdf). (Submitted on March 13, 2013, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 3, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 371 times since then and 30 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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