SMALL221 West Thomas 1 ERIN COMERFORDDr. J.W. Zimmerman, a successful Salisbury dentist, built this two-story brick veneer and wood shingled house in 1916. Like other Foursquare houses across West Thomas Street, this house is basically a rectangular box with a hipped roof and a central dormer.

That said, the Zimmerman House differs markedly from the typical Foursquares because of its distinct combination of materials and its entrance portico. The first story exterior is brick while second story and dormer are shingled, though the shingles are painted to match the brick. A wood trim visually separates the stories and is painted white for contrast as are the eaves. The entrance portico has massive, tapered brick piers with arched openings, capped with granite. The overall effect comes close to that of an early Prairie style house.

Photo by Erin Comerford Photography

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Historic Salisbury Foundation - Celebrating 44 Years of Preservation

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Historic Salisbury Foundation, founded in 1972, is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve, protect and revitalize the historic fabric of Salisbury and Rowan County.