Ad Spot

June 14, 2021

Ask Us: What happened to work on South Fulton Street home?

Editor’s note: Ask Us is a weekly feature published online Mondays and in print on Tuesdays. We’ll seek to answer your questions about items or trends in Rowan County. Have a question? Email it to

SALISBURY — A group of neighbors says it’s curious about the status of a house at 1408 South Fulton St., which sits across from a water tower and within eyesight of Maupin Avenue Presbyterian Church.

The house, says Historic Salisbury Foundation Executive Director Sada Stewart, was stabilized with help from the organization’s revolving fund and sold to a Los Angeles-based business — Coy Partners, Inc.

The business is registered to a man named Joseph Erik Coy, according to the California Secretary of State’s Office. A call to a number listed for Coy wasn’t immediately returned.

Greg Rapp, who represented the Historic Salisbury Foundation in the sale, said the Los Angeles group intended to further restore the home.

While the revolving fund made some improvements to the home, Stewart said the program is not intended to fully rehabilitate homes.

“We’re stabilizing it, making sure it is air tight, making sure the walls aren’t going to cave in, pretty basic stabilization,” she said.

Still, costs for saving individual homes can sometimes be tens of thousands of dollars.

In the case of 1408 South Fulton St., the home was nearly demolished before the Historic Salisbury Foundation stepped in. During a Nov. 2018 meeting, the Salisbury City Council approved its demolition. The home had been vacant for about a decade and attracted vagrants.

On his real estate website, Rapp said, “This house needed everything. One entire floor was missing from a room at the room at the rear of the home. Folks were advised to bring a flashlight and watch your step.” The home was sold “as is” and included covenants on the deed to protect its historic status.

It was listed on Aug. 9, 2019 and under contract by Sept. 30, 2019. The deal closed on Oct 17, 2019.

“That, friends, is not the end of the story, either, but it is the end of this chapter! Now to watch the structure transform into a truly renovated vintage home,” Rapp wrote at the time.

Neighbors who submitted a question to the Post said it appeared someone was beginning to restore the home, but work stopped several weeks ago.

Stewart said she believes the buyer still has a plan to restore the property and that the Historic Salisbury Foundation tries to stay in touch with buyers about rehabilitation plans.

On Monday, a city of Salisbury municipal code violation sign sat in the front yard along with a pile of construction debris. Caution tape was wrapped around the front porch. Plastic wrap covered the side of the home.



NC rights groups say GOP bills impede voting access


Sgt. Shane Karriker’s funeral procession travels through downtown Salisbury


Blotter: June 14

Ask Us

Ask Us: When will front entrance to courthouse reopen?


As COVID-19 cases wane, vaccine-lagging areas still at risk


Blotter: Man faces litany of charges for fleeing sheriff’s deputies

Granite Quarry

‘Race to the Dan’ brings Revolutionary War back to Rowan


‘Unity in the Community’ event brings together Salisbury Police, NAACP


One killed, two others shot on South Jackson Street in Salisbury


State examining Davidson County emergency alert received in Rowan, other counties


Cleveland Rodeo packs house for 10th year


Salisbury’s Jacques Belliveau talks mental health, filming during premiere of ‘Reggie: A Millennial Depression Comedy’


Sen. Ford backs new set of election-related bills


Downtown Salisbury bullish on potential for more residential space


Biz Roundup: Wine about Winter set for June 18


Local artists draw in adventurous travelers with eclectic Airbnb rental downtown


Commissioners discussing reviving joint capital project committee with school board


Beech-Nut Stage One cereal recalled


‘All Critters Big and Small’ program coming to library


Area Sports Briefs: Former A.L. Brown standout Cambrea Sturgis wins two sprint events


RSS administration to recommend return to five-day school week


Baseball notebook: Wingate wins national championship; high schools set sights on playoffs


Gene Seaford gets fifth career ace at age 90


Livingstone seeking nominees for inaugural ‘Forty Under 40’ Society