Designed by C.C. Hook of Charlotte, this three-story building was built by David Gaskill of Salisbury as an investment for his aunt, a Mrs. Bell who lived in Morehead City.
Gaskill, along with his brother, operated a tobacco factory in Salisbury.
The building’s architectural style is a derivative of Richardsonian Romanesque. It features brick construction with native Rowan County granite covering the front façade, fluted cast iron pilasters on the façade, a small balcony with ornamental iron work on the front corners of the second floor, and an elaborate interior stairway. It has full story windows on the second and third floors and arched windows on the third floor.
The Belk-Harry Co. purchased the Bell Block building in 1934, then donated it to Historic Salisbury Foundation in 1981. The Loflin family purchased the building in 1994 from HSF after renting the space for their business, The Thread Shed, for a number of years. The Thread Shed, as well as the building, is still owned and operated by the Loflin family today.
Thank you to all of our sponsors!
Alice and Fred Stanback
Gavine, Andrew, and Theresa Pitner
Whitney and Brannon Williams
Nancy and Edward Clement
Gordon and Carolyn Hurley
Tim and Trisha Proper
Betty and Bud Mickle
Barb and Cliff Sorel
Susan and Edward Norvell
Wivianny and Ryan DeHaas
Tom and Martha Smith - Salisbury Community Foundation
Jack and Linda Errante
Pam and Alan Rutherford
Kay and Raymond Coltrain
Missie and Greg Alcorn
Elizabeth and Owen Norvell
Gwin and Matt Barr
Pam and John Schaffer
Marcia and Randy Reamer
Jennifer Hubbard and Steve Cobb
Volunteer Chair – Amy Bauguess
Planning Committee – Amy Bauguess, Barb Sorel, Susan Sides, Jacquelyn Jensen, Sue McHugh, Sherry Beck
Social Media & Marketing – Diane Young, Sue McHugh
Sponsorship Co-chairs – Tim Proper and Cliff Sorel
Silent Auction – Sherry Beck, Kerry Campion, Steve Cobb
Hall House narration - Pam Rutherford
Homeowners – Kristin and Greg Shields, Leah and Shawn Campion, Mary and Andrew Walker, Jacquelyn and Chace Jensen, Dave Loflin, Wivianny DeHaas
Staff – Sada Stewart, Malinda Hollifield, Leah Campion, Kevin Faggart, & Terri Jones
Virtual Tour & Web Design – DKM Media