Be Part of the Revival!
Salem County Historic Preservation will kick off its first preservation project in Salem City on Wednesday, March 20. Join us for a ribbon cutting, as we launch an exciting restoration of a house at 67 West Broadway, Salem, at 10 a.m.
Salem County holds the utmost historical significance to the beginning of our country. It is important to save our history and preserve it for future generations and educate people of the significance of this historic area and its culture.
The first project is a fine example of late 18th century high-style Georgian architecture. The well-proportioned window placement and lighted fan over the doorway highlight its brick facade exterior. Unfortunately, the ravages of time have forced this dwelling into an urgent need of intervention.
Clearing the property’s overgrown vegetation and debris is the first step. Then concentration will move to the dwellings interior; cleaning out the interior, planning for the mechanicals, electric and fabrication of all the missing millwork.
This effort will be spearheaded by volunteers on the ground and preservation-minded citizens donating machinery, tools, time and financial support to move the project forward.
The long-term goal is to create a community center that provides expertise in the art of historic preservation at a training facility located in Salem City. Salem County Vocational-Technical students, homeowners and trades people will be able to learn plastering, millwork and an array of other preservation techniques. While working on a project house in the County or at the training facility, students of all levels will be honing their skills and impacting the future. This important work ensures Salem’s place as the preservation hub for all of South Jersey.
Salem County Historic Preservation Partners:
Stand Up for Salem - Lead Partner
Salem Community College
Salem County Vocational Technical Schools
Salem County Cultural & Heritage Commission
visit salemCountyhistoricpreservation.org for more information