East of Palisades
In 1976, Historic Salem Incorporated undertook a project they called "East of Palisades" to help Salem citizens in revitalizing some of Salem's historic neighborhoods.
The new program tried to build on the success of the Heritage Plaza East project which won national awards for innovation and excellence in an older downtown.
An inventory of all structures in five Salem neighborhoods (Derby St., Bridge St., Boston St., the Common area and Chestnut/Federal Streets) was done in the summer of 1975 to analyze styles, physical condition, historic value and land uses. Some 2,500 structures were examined and evaluated.
Although the program itself is unfunded, Historic Salem Inc. was awarded a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts which permitted them to hire the firm of Anderson Notter Associates of Boston to conduct the survey.
Vertical File in the Salem Collection - East of the Palisades (Salem)
"Program called East of Palisades: older neighborhoods contend for improvements" Salem Evening News, Dec. 2, 1975.