Dr. Josephus Hall House, Salisbury

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The Josephus Hall House, also known as the McNeely–Strachan House and Salisbury Academy, is a historic home located at Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina. It was built about 1820, as a two-story, frame dwelling. It was remodeled in the 1850s to add its distinctive two-tier flat roofed front porch. The porch features a five bay ornamental cast iron arcade in a grapevine pattern. The roof was modified to the hipped roof form and exterior chimneys rebuilt in 1911. The interior has Federal, Greek Revival, and Late Victorian-style design elements. The building housed the Salisbury Academy girls' school from about 1820 to 1825.
It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. It is located in the Salisbury Historic District.

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  • Very awesome Antebellum structure. A very good history lesson for young and old of Salisbury which is rich in history. I grew up with the Hall family personally. They are just as remarkable today as.....  more »
  • An interesting place filled with objects and furnishings of the time offers a great view into the lives of those who made their homes inside. While in Salisbury this is a must see. I was given a tour....  more »
  • The Hall House is a gem in Salisbury’s rich history. Its preservation gives us a rare glimpse into a very profound past. The Docents are very welcoming, passionate about and well-versed in the history. When in Salisbury, definitely take this tour!
  • This is such a wonderful place. I kept coming back here whenever I could. It is amazing that this house has been preserved with all the original belongings of the families that lived here. It is like stepping in a time capsule and find yourself in the time of the Civil War. This house is therefore very important from a historical perspective. It still has the slave dwelling in the backyard. It is quite unique that this was preserved. You really must have a look inside and imagine how they have lived here. And then imagine that this is even one of the 'better' locations. At least with a wooden floor. And there is even some wallpaper, leftovers from the main house. Visit this house in December if you can, when it is lovely decorated for Christmas.

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