For Indigenous History Month, Salem’s historic preservation officer Kimberli Fitzgerald dives into an early historic account of Indigenous inhabitants in what is now Salem.
By Kimberli Fitzgerald - Special to Salem Reporter
Salem historic preservation officer Kimberli Fitzgerald recounts how Salemite Nell Sykes joined a national Red Cross humanitarian expedition intended to sway the outcome of the Russian Revolution following the First World War.
Salem officially renamed the Salem Parkway to Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, with new street signs installed over the weekend. City historic preservation officer To mark the occasion, Kimberli Fitzgerald shares a brief history of the city’s civil rights movement.
As the city of Salem prepares to dedicate its new cherry blossom-inspired flag at the 50th Civic Center anniversary next week, city historic preservation officer Kimberli Fitzgerald explains how the city’s original 1972 flag came to be.
May is Historic Preservation Month, and it’s a great time to notice Salem’s wonderful historic landmarks. Some buildings we previously thought of as modern are now eligible for historic designation. Just last year the Salem Historic Landmarks Commission realized that our very own Salem Civic Center would be turning 50[Read More…]
The Star Exchange Building on Commercial Street Northeast in Salem, 1946 (Salem Public Library/Ben Maxwell Collection) The State Insurance Co. Building located in Salem’s downtown has a really interesting history. The building is located at the northwest corner of Commercial and Chemeketa Streets in our downtown, but it doesn’t look[Read More…]