SALISBURY - The 2012 edition of the annual October Tour was a stunning success, due largely to the opening of the Hambley-Wallace House.
One of Salisbury's best known and most distinctive homes, it was opened for the first time to the public this year as it begins a new life as a venue for special events.
On Saturday and Sunday hundreds lined the Fulton Street sidewalk to get a glimpse of the home. One of those who waited was Salisbury resident Liz Hood. Liz is well known in the area as an entertainer, with particular gifts for singing and performing.
I asked Liz if she would provide her own look at the experience of seeing the Hambley-Wallace House, and she kindly obliged. I've also included a brief history of the house provided to WBTV by the Historic Salisbury Foundation.
Saturday I was finally able to see a house I had wanted to see--for years! When we first moved here, our son called it "Kitty's Room Behind the Clock." That was an expression from my mother's family--anything that went missing was in her sister, Kitty's room--behind the clock. Why David, age 3 at the time thought that, I will never know. But so I have thought of it ever since 1971!