Salem College

Location: Winston-Salem, NC

Year: 1794

Project Architect: Gottlieb Krause






Historic Information

This building was constracted to house the school for boys in Salem, it was the first educational building built in Salem. The Salem Boys’ School, started in 1771, was for local boys to get their primary education. Gottlieb Krause, the Moravian mason, constructed the building but supposedly had assistance from an itinerant English-trained mason, William Grieg, who is attributed with showing Krause some new details, such as using a single size of brick instead of having to make many different sizes as Krause had done on previous buildings. Salem College was constructed in 1794 and restored in 1954.

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