Gillis Gilkerson - Construction Managers / General Contractors
150 West Market Street, Suite 200, Riverview Commons, Salisbury, MD 21801
Phone: 410-749-4821 - Fax: 410-749-7934

The Gallery Building

Salisbury, MD

The Gallery Building

For nearly a century Salisbury’s Downtown Plaza was anchored by F. W. Woolworth Company, the nation’s largest retailer. Retail competition increased through the mid-20th century and eventually led to the decline of Woolworth’s, resulting in the business vacating the building. After sitting vacant for many years, the idea of redevelopment was introduced when the Internal Revenue Service announced they needed a new location.

After several previous redevelopment successes, 208-212 West Main Street was purchased in 1992. Over the course of two years Gillis Gilkerson developers planned, approved and completely remodeled over sixty thousand square feet of retail, office and residential space. The historic building was updated to include modern and safety amenities such as a fire suppression system, glass elevator, individual gas & electrical meters; while also maintaining its historic value by utilizing such accents as the original tin ceiling.

The Gallery Building became home to the Regional Art Institute and Gallery, Federal and Local government agencies, local politician’s offices, attorneys, non-profits, apartments, and retail. In August 2015, Palmer Gillis and Tony Gilkerson donated the 85-year-old structure to Salisbury University, spreading the institution’s presence in the trendy downtown business and retail district.

Located within the Historic District, the Arts & Entertainment District, and the Enterprise Zone, The Gallery Building offers a unique experience to all its tenants by providing modern building amenities within walking distance to several restaurants/bars, professional offices, the County Library, the Court System, Peninsula Regional Medical Center, the Riverwalk and the City Park.

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What Our Clients Say

“Without the professionalism and know-how of the Gillis Gilkerson team, all of our fundraising efforts would not have given us the final result of a beautiful symbol of our maritime heritage on the shores of the Choptank. The project’s unique design required an expertise and adaptation to construction in a maritime environment that Gillis Gilkerson was able to deliver.”

~ Jackalyn A. Noeller,
Choptank River Lighthouse, Cambridge, MD

“Gillis Gilkerson is a first class operation and we look forward to working with their team again on the new Millsboro branch. The area is a growing and attractive community that lends itself to investment opportunities. We studied twenty different locations across the Lower Eastern Shore and Millsboro, Delaware consistently ranked near the top for growth in population, banking services, real estate transfers and traffic count.”

~ Marty Neat,
President and CEO,
First Shore Federal

“I have not seen anyone as professional and great to deal with than your company and the people work for it, from you [Palmer] to the that person who’s a laborer. I’ll share that from my heart with our community.


~ Tony Taphipour
Owner of Pure Fitness

“We want to express our appreciation for the completion of the apartments at Jefferson II in time to get the residents back in their homes. We believe this was made possible by the quality site supervision provided by Dale Reinhold. Dale’s masterful control of the site, the suppliers and the subcontractors was like a conductor directing an unruly orchestra. On site progress was consistent and organized. When problems were encountered, Dale professionally provided solutions. Dale’s quality site supervision made the Jefferson II project a success.”

~ Arthur W. Edwards, Jr.
The Severn Companies

“Gillis Gilkerson is awesome. They built the building so they knew it better than anyone else. We know they have a great reputation in the area and that’s why we decided to go with them for the renovation.”

~ Rocky Green,
Directory of Operations,
Peninsula Imaging

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