The Dr. Josephus W. Hall House along with its detached kitchen and spacious grounds is owned by Historic Salisbury Foundation and stands as the centerpiece of the historic West Square Neighborhood. Originally constructed as classrooms for the Salisbury Female Academy, Maxwell Chambers acquired the two-story Federal style frame house for his residence in 1825.

In 1859, Dr. Josephus Hall purchased the house and began to transform it into the grand Southern residence that stands today. Dr. Hall added the front porches with their ornamental cast iron railings as well as the arched gateway leading into the property.

The Foundation purchased the house from Dr. Hall’s great granddaughter in 1972 and has opened it to the public ever since. The Hall House has anchored every OctoberTour since the first in 1976. Tour goers never tire of its traditional Southern charm and its beautiful setting.

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.