This house is believed to have been built in 1852 as a Greek Revival cottage for Daniel Shaver. It was located at 407 Mocksville Avenue on the corner of Mocksville Avenue and Grove Street. Shaver’s brother, Mayor John I. Shaver, reportedly stood on the porch and watched as Union troops under General George Stoneman marched into Salisbury on April 12, 1865. The house was remodeled in the Colonial Revival style around the turn of the century.
Its prominent owners included Haden C. Holmes, first city manager of Salisbury, George A. Fisher, a wealthy merchant and Buick distributor, and Dr. Benjamin Whitehead McKenzie, a leading surgeon in Salisbury. The house was saved from demolition in 1987 when Historic Salisbury Foundation acquired it as a Revolving Fund property. It was moved to its present site on South Fulton Street and purchased by Mrs. Mary Katherine Kluttz who restored the house in 1989.
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