Board of Trustees
Susan Sides, President
Steve Cobb, Vice-President
Joan Rusher, Corporate Secretary Since Historic Salisbury Foundation was founded over 40 years ago, they have saved over 100 properties and helped preserve Salisbury's unique sense of place. I am proud to serve such a valuable organization, and am so appreciative of everything they do to save the history and integrity of Salisbury.
Diane Hooper, Treasurer I first became involved with Historic Salisbury in 1974 as a docent at the Hall House and that property will always hold a special place in my heart. Since that time, I’ve been involved in nearly all of Historic Salisbury’s projects and efforts.
I have no doubt that if Historic Salisbury Foundation did not exist, the special character that is historic Salisbury would not exist and our community would be just like hundreds of towns across America that don’t have a sense of history and place.
Doug Black Leslie and I became involved with the Foundation as docents at the Hall House shortly after moving to Salisbury in 2001. We have also supported the maintenance of the grounds: Leslie keeps the Hall House herb garden while I have trimmed hedges and other bushes. From there, as required, I expanded my maintenance efforts to include the Depot and Grimes Mill.
Reginald Brown What HSF property or project do you have a strong connection with and why? I have a strong connection to the Joseph Charles Price home on West Monroe Street. It was the abode of a founder of Livingstone College an institution from which I graduated. The ground around the home was one of my favorite play sites when I was a child.
What made you want to become involved with HSF or what do you believe Salisbury would be like if HSF had not been around? If HSF had not been around, many of the Salisbury’s selling points for an historic district would have fallen to the wrecker’s ball. Much of the city’s charm and identity would no longer exist. For example, upon my return to Salisbury after 40 years living in other parts of the world, I noticed a sad absence of the First Presbyterian Church sanctuary on West Innis Street. Only the bell tower and the sessions house remains.
Edward Clement Historic preservation saves and protects the invaluable heritage of our place - it's culture, history and architecture, and revitalizes older neighborhoods, thereby increasing tax values and strengthening our economy.
Nancy Clement From childhood, I was taught to love and respect historic properties. This appreciation has continued today. I have served on the board of Historic Salisbury Foundation, helping in many ways to share what the Foundation does to promote and protect our community. I live in an 1883 house in West Square (one of ten historic districts) and have been involved with the restoration of many houses personally.
I truly believe that without the efforts of HSF over the past 40+ years, Salisbury would be another ordinary community without distinction. The restoration of the 1908 Frank Milburn designed train station, the 1820 Dr. Josephus Hall House and the protective covenants on over 100 properties are stars in the Foundation’s crown. Many residents of Salisbury have chosen to live here because of the historic aspect of our “special place”.
Don Conner Having grown up in an early 1800's house, I have always had an appreciation for old houses and their place in history. I thoroughly enjoy working on and helping to restore some of the old homes in Salisbury. It is my small part in preserving our architectural history.
Cheryl Correll Our family lives on a century-old family farm in western Rowan County where preservation and conservation are a part of our everyday life. I am married to David Correll and have two children, Josie and Talton. Today, I work on the farm, homeschool our children and volunteer with church and other organizations. Previously, I enjoyed working at Historic Salisbury Foundation, and truly look forward to the opportunity to serve the organization once again.
Anne Lyles History, as well as historic structures and activities, have been a part of my life since growing up in Virginia. Living in Salisbury for over 35 years and being a part of HSF for over 20 years has been a continuation of this connection with the past.
Randy Reamer When Marcia and I moved back to Salisbury in 1972 the HSF was just getting started. We considered ourselves "urban gorillas" when we and other families with children bought old homes to fix up in the now West Square. The neighborhood was in "transition" at the time(and it always will be).
Together with an eclectic group of others, we fought battle after battle to save our neighborhood. HSF was instrumental in the the fight. We began with creation of a neighborhood association that is still vibrant and has been a model for others. We secured designations as local and federal historic districts. We promoted the West Square through OctoberTour year after year and who can forget the dramatic moving of the Crawford house from across town to the corner of Fulton/Horah streets.
Mary Walker My husband Andrew and I didn't know what to expect when we first visited Salisbury in April 2013. Recently retired we were looking to move to a small historic town with a strong sense of community, a neat downtown area and tree lined streets. We found all those things and much more. We met people who were passionate about preserving the historic nature of this town. Now, having restored the Stokes Snider home, we are connected to the past and we feel we are the caretakers of the home for the future. The Snider's, who were the previous owners of the home, were among the first members of HSF in the 1970's and helped establish the organization it has become.
HSF played a vital role in our decision to live in Salisbury and their support of our new business venture was both encouraging and generous.