June 03, 2012

3rd Annual “Buy History” Event ~ Sunday June 3rd ~ 1PM - 4PM

Sunday June 3rd, the Historic Neighborhoods Alliance (HNA) hosts its 3rd annual historic open house event: "Buy History".  All real estate agents and home owners (For-Sale-By-Owner) who have homes for sale in any of Salisbury, North Carolina's  historic districts are invited to participate in an area-wide open house. By opening as many homes for sale as possible in Salisbury’s historic districts in one afternoon, the HNA promotes sales of historic homes, strengthens neighborhoods, and raises awareness of the benefits and livability of Salisbury’s downtown historic districts.

Salisbury, North Carolina is known for its rich heritage of Piedmont architecture dating from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.  Domestic and commercial buildings from a variety of stylistic periods contribute to the distinctive character of the downtown and adjoining neighborhoods.
Salisbury has taken a progressive approach to preserving historic resources, establishing itself at the forefront of preservation in North Carolina with the designation of its first historic district in 1975. Soon after, the City Council adopted a local historic overlay and established the Salisbury Historic Preservation Commission to oversee design review. In 1980, Salisbury was among the first five North Carolina communities to participate in the North Carolina Main Street Program.

Today the historic inventory includes ten districts as well as seventeen individual buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Five of these districts, including the downtown, are also locally-designated with design review for alterations or major changes. This stewardship of the downtown and historic neighborhoods, in conjunction with federal and state tax incentives with substantial private investment and Salisbury's Historic Preservation Incentive Grants, has resulted in an award-winning downtown and urban core that is revitalized, vibrant and authentic.

Buy History

The "Buy History" open house event will be held:

When: 1 to 4 pm, Sunday, June 3rd  

Where:  Homes in any and all of Salisbury’s historic districts (i.e. Fulton Heights, West Square, Downtown, North Main, Ellis Street Graded School, Brooklyn-South Square, Kesler/Canon Mill, Shaver Rental Houses, Long Street/Park Avenue Corridor, Salisbury Railroad Corridor, Livingstone College)

The "Buy History" flyer showing the fifteen (15) homes open for viewing can be downloaded at http://www.historicsalisburyhomes.com/images/stories/buy-history/2012_Buy_History_Property_List.pdf
A map showing the locations of each "Buy History" open-house can be viewed at http://www.historicsalisburyhomes.com/buy-history.

The HNA provides the following:
1.Flyers listing all of the open houses with a picture and basic details of each home
2.Maps of the open homes and the historic districts
3.Brochures on tax credits available to buyers including the possible 30% North Carolina HistoricPreservation Tax Credits and information on city grants for those in a local district
4.Brochures on the benefits of living in Salisbury’s historic districts and the differences between Salisbury’s local and national historic districts

For more information on The Historic Neighborhoods Alliance "Buy History" historic open house event, contact Realtor Greg Rapp at 704.213.6846.  Make a historic home in Salisbury North Carolina yours today!

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