Historic House Listings

Old Salem Inn, Circa 1838. Over two acres in Alabama. $68,450

March 26, 2019

The Old Salem Inn was built in 1838. It is located on 2.28 acres in Salem, Alabama. This house has quite a history. It was originally built as the Askew Hotel. Then it was known as the Winfield-Dunn House and lastly as the Old Salem Inn. This property has been a hotel, a school, a private residence and a masonic lodge. The property does not have a kitchen.

The current owner is selling the home because they do not have the time to put into the restoration of it. Three bedrooms and 2,416 square feet. $68,450

From the Zillow listing:


Historical home just needs some TLC. Built in 1838 as the Askew Hotel, also known as Winfield-Dunn House and Old Salem Inn. Property has been a hotel, school, private residence, and Masonic Lodge, . Perfect for a Bed & Breakfast, Restaurant, event venue, or private residence. Property does not have a kitchen and seller is unsure of sewer.


I am selling this home because I do not have the time to put into remodeling it. I truly fell in love with it when I first saw it! It needs remodeling, TLC and it would be the ultimate farm house “fixer upper”. The lot size is great and it’s located right off HWY 280.
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