Post Cards from Salisbury, NC The Kluttz Drug Store

“The world before us is a postcard, and I imagine the story we are writing on it” ― Mary E. Pearson, The Miles Between

Thanks to North Carolina Preservation we have these photos and bit of history about The Kluttz Drug Store; Salisbury’s most significant surviving Gothic Revival-style antebellum commercial building. It is also the only known surviving building by architect A. B. Hendren. It was completed in 1858 after Hendren left Salisbury. The structure provides an early example of the use of corbeled brick, which became typical in mid-nineteenth century commercial buildings. In 1984 Preservation NC acquired the building and a year later found preservation minded buyers to rehabilitate it. It was placed under Preservation NC protective covenants and is protected in perpetuity. Now, the building is home to Spanky’s Deli & Homemade Ice Cream! Please note that Salisbury is a accredited Main Street Program.

As a Main Street America™ Accredited program, Downtown Salisbury is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities who share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. All Main Street America™ Accredited programs meet a set of National Accreditation Standards of Performance as outlined by Main Street America.

  1. Before
  2. During rehab
  3. After
  4. Brick detail
  5. Interior before
  6. Ceiling
  7. Preservation plaque

One thought on “Post Cards from Salisbury, NC The Kluttz Drug Store

  1. “I see my buildings as pieces of cities, and in my designs I try to make them into responsible and contributing citizens.”
    César Pelli
    Cesar would love your postcard Stepheny.


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