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Historic Salisbury Home Is Saved

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SALISBURY, Md- In Salisbury's historic district of Newtown, sits an old eye sore- damaged and run-down. From broken windows to peeling paint, and walls covered in thick black soot, demolition seemed to be the only option, for this once, beautiful Victorian-style home.

But that's when Wicomico County Historical Properties, stepped in.

Jeff Smith with Wicomico County Historic Properties says "Picture this lot without the house, you know it'd be, they'd put up a little park here, you know there would be another house gone, there would be like a tooth missing in the neighborhood." 

The non-profit group is dedicated to preserving historical properties in the area. They purchase dilapidated homes, flip them and put them back on the market. This particular home was built back in the early 1900's, it's a place that hits a more personal note for the five generations of original home owners.

Barbara Wilsey was born in the house many years ago. She hopes the new owners will cherish the property. "I would like to see a home that would love family."

Since 1905 the foundation of this house has managed to stand and so have the memories along with it. Pat Pryor says "we love to stay there with grandmama and granddaddy here and she used to make the best dessert called 'junket' similar to vanilla pudding, but so smooth...out of this world."

Wicomico County Historical Properties hopes to have the home finished and on the market by next summer.

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