SALISBURY HOUSE & GARDENS

The Salisbury House Foundation was founded in 1993 to preserve, interpret and share Salisbury House for the educational and cultural benefit of the public. Implicit in this mission is a role we have embraced since our inception as caretakers of the Weeks Family history: not just for Carl and Edith (who built the house in the 1920s), but for their forebears, their four sons and their later descendants. (Social media has proven an incredible asset in this latter regard, as we have connected with many Weeks grandchildren via our Facebook page). In 2012, we received a Historical Resource Development Grant from the State Historical Society of Iowa specifically to research and interpret Weeks family history, so we have spent much of the past year delving deep into local and remote archives to better tell the story of this remarkable family.

Of Carl and Edith’s four sons, only their third —…

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  1. linda smith Says:

    Thanks for sharing this …………makes us all a little more aware of how easy it is to lose,things of historical value.

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    • ruthrawls Says:

      You’re welcome!
      I’ve found addresses from census and other records for my grandparents on back, and when I google the address, invariably the house is no longer there. My grandmother Packett grew up in an area of Knoxville, TN, that was obliterated by the interstate system.

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  2. Suzanne Weeks-brady Says:

    THANK YOU, i WROTE MY COMMENTS ON THE ARTICLE.
    LOVE SUZANNE WEEKS-BRADY

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    • ruthrawls Says:

      Hello, Suzanne, and welcome to the blog. Thank you for your comment here and on Eric’s original post. Comments like yours help to expand one’s understanding of personal history.

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