HISTORIC SALUDA, NC, A LOOK AT THE PAST AND FUTURE VISIONS
The Historic Saluda Committee (HSC) will sponsor its biennial Historic Saluda Tour of Homes on Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 1-5 PM. The proceeds from the 2019 tour will go toward preserving the legacy of Madame Phoebe Sullivan, a remarkable black woman, healer, leader and entrepreneur. Madame Sullivan felt her greatest accomplishment was founding Sullivan’s Missionary Baptist Church in 1948. Her church now sits in ruins and has been acquired by the Saluda Community Land Trust. Plans are in the works to rebuild the temple and to create a memorial to her legacy.
Stops on the tour include a mixture of homes and other historic properties. These properties include the historic M.A. Pace House, now the Blue Firefly Inn; the Oaks Bed and Breakfast, an example of one of the many inns that thrived during the heyday of the railroad; the Saluda United Methodist Church, the oldest building in town and the Rembert House, a private residence from 1902. This year there will be an example of Saluda “today” with a tour of modern Arts & Crafts style condominium housing, built on the Burgie Farm property. As a bonus of the tour, participants may visit the grounds of Sullivan’s Temple where members of the Saluda Community Land Trust will be available to answer questions. All of the tour sites can be easily accessed from Greenville Street. The Saluda Historic Train Depot will also be available for touring.
Tickets are $20 each and will be available in advance at Saluda City Hall, the Saluda Historic Depot, Meanwhile Back in Saluda and Heartwood Gallery. Tickets may be purchased on the day of the tour at the Saluda Center, Saluda Historic Depot Meanwhile Back in Saluda and Heathwood Gallery. The Saluda Center will be a hub of activity for viewing some of the Historic Saluda Committee’s oral history film documentaries. Merchandise will be available for sale. There will also be entertainment and refreshments available at the Saluda Center. Parking will be available at the Saluda Center, the Saluda United Methodist Church and the Saluda Fire Department.
The mission of the HSC is to preserve Saluda’s past for its future. For more information go to www.historicsaluda.org or follow the Historic Saluda NC Facebook page.
For more information, contact Nancy Pew at 828-674-2003 or firstname.lastname@example.org