PLEASE HELP SAVE and PRESERVE THE
1908 CHURCH OF CHRIST BUILDING IN SALADO
The Salado Historical Society (SHS) is pleased to announce that the Salado Church of Christ has generously donated the 115-year-old historic “Old Church Place” to the SHS. The Salado Independent School District board has approved moving the building to the grounds of the Old Red Schoolhouse/Civic Center provided the SHS can raise the funds necessary to move the building and do the minimum renovations needed for use. A total of $84,400 is required to fund the move and do these initial repairs. To date, a total of $25,000 has been raised. The Church of Christ has donated $10,000, the Ladies Community League has donated $5,000, and the SHS has donated $10,000 to move the building, A balance of $59,400 needs to be raised within the next six months if the Old Church Place building is going to be saved. Donors who contribute $500, $1,000 or $5,000 will be honored on a Donor Recognition Wall in the Old Church Place building.
The SHS’s first task will be to construct a continuous beam foundation for the building at its new Salado Civic Center site. Early in 2024, the Old Church Place building will be moved from its present location at 226 N. Main Street in Salado to the Civic Center next to the historic log cabins. Erecting a foundation and moving the building alone costs $54,761 of the $84,400 total. After it is moved, the inside (and eventually the outside) of the building will be restored so the Old Church Place can be used by the community.
Please become a part of this challenging endeavor by contributing to this worthwhile project.
For over 44 years, the SHS has worked diligently to ensure that the unique character and history of our Village is preserved and our historic buildings and sites in Salado are protected. We are counting on your generosity to help us save this HISTORIC BUILDING.
Thank you in advance for contributing to this worthwhile preservation project. The SHS is a 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax-exempt. Donations may also be made by checks payable to SHS and sent to P.O. Box 251, Salado, TX 76571