Thursday, December 31, 2015

A Stroll Through Old Salem, Winston Salem NC

In November Gail and I headed off on an adventure.  We  have both lived in NC for some time but have never visited Old Salem in Winston Salem NC.  We were about to change that.  We made reservations at a B&B on the main street of the historic city and off we went....
Below are my photos taken while strolling the streets of Old Salem and a bit of history as well from the Visit Old Salem website and Wikipedia...

"Salem was founded in 1766 by the Moravians–a Protestant religious group that first organized in what is now known as the Czech Republic in the 15th century"
"The Moravians were active missionaries who established an earlier settlement in Bethlehem, PA, before settling “Wachovia” in the North Carolina backcountry in 1753"

 "Salem residents were also well respected for their architecture and attention to detail. The architecture and landscape of Salem are still quite accurate, as about three-quarters of the Historic Town buildings are original structures."





Old Salem is a historic district of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. It features a living history museum (operated by the non-profit Old Salem Museums & Gardens, organized as Old Salem Inc.) that interprets the restored Moravian community.  
Wikipedia
Architectural styleGermanic in early years, slowly shows English/American influence (i.e., Federal and Greek Revival period architecture)
Wikipedia



 The building below is one of my favorites.
 Beautiful place.  I am so glad we made the decision to go.  I loved the architecture and the history.  Stay tuned more to follow on our adventure to Old Salem.
Happy Travels Everyone!
KathieyV:-)

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