By Frank Cousins
Focusing on such significant types because the gable and peaked-roof condo, the lean-to condominium, the gambrel-roof apartment, and the sq. three-story condominium, this quantity positive aspects targeted descriptions of over a hundred constructions: the well-known residence of 7 Gables, the Governor Bradstreet Mansion, the Witch residence, Nathaniel Hawthorne's Birthplace, meeting corridor, the previous Courthouse, the outdated South Church, the Salem customized apartment, and diverse others. The textual content is more advantageous by way of greater than 250 infrequent illustrations of the development less than dialogue, in addition to information of doors and mantels, moldings, wainscoting, home windows, stairways, and different features.
Brimming with informative and well-illustrated descriptions of vintage early New England structure, this hugely readable quantity is a useful and inspirational sourcebook for architects and residential developers. moreover, its colourful anecdotes pertaining to colonial Salem and its citizens supply attention-grabbing fare for historians and different readers.
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As soon as in ownership of the send the assailants plundered her of each movable article and endeavored to run her ashore, yet with out luck. Captain Endicott, the second one mate and 4 males have been ashore weighing pepper on the time, and, perceiving that the send have been captured, controlled to escape of their boat. Rowing twenty-five miles to Muckie they acquired the prepared suggestions of 3 American vessels which set sail instantaneously. the subsequent morning a message was once despatched to the Rajah tough the go back of the Friendship, and this being refused, the americans all started an assault which was once replied through the harbor forts and the Malays at the send. The americans, although, manned their boats, boarded the Friendship and shortly had complete ownership of her with what pepper have been positioned into her carry. A yr later the harbor used to be visited via the U.S. frigate Potomac, and the Malays have been “severely chastised” for his or her tried piracy. Reverend Charles W. Upham, mayor of Salem, congressman and writer of the traditional paintings on “Salem Witchcraft”, was once the 1st occupant of quantity 35. In later years it was once the place of abode of Asahel Huntington, mayor of Salem in 1853, county and district lawyer, two times a consultant to the final courtroom, president of the Essex Institute and clerk of the courts of Essex County for nineteen years till his dying in 1870. in regards to the finish of the 1st area of the 19th century there have been inbuilt Salem numerous three-story gable-roof brick homes, with paired brick chimneys at each one finish after the way of many gambrel-roof homes of seventy-five years prior. The double condo numbered 2 and four Chestnut highway, lengthy referred to as “The Studio”, furnishes a for instance and offers a unprecedented example in Salem of Boston’s so-called “east wind” recessed doorway with granite steps working up below an elliptical arch into an outside vestibule. It was once erected in 1826 through Deacon John Stone, who occupied quantity 2, the part at the nook of summer time highway, and in 1827 marketed the opposite part to permit with the privilege of choosing the paper and the chimney piece. For 4 generations this construction has no longer handed from the possession of a family member in direct descent, Mrs. Richard Wheatland, spouse of the current proprietor, being the nice granddaughter of the builder. After 1869 quantity 2 was once occupied for ten years by way of John Robinson, director of the Peabody Museum. Later the whole construction was once rented for flats, one of the tenants being Philip Little, Frank W. Benson, Charles Fred Whitney and the universities of pass over Mary Mason Brooks, pass over Mary Stone, pass over Draper and the Kindergarten of the Misses Osgood and Whitney. either side have now been thrown right into a unmarried condo for occupancy as a wintry weather place of abode through the landlord. equivalent to this constitution commonly personality, although extra approximately in accord with Salem structure in its heavy Ionic front porch, the double apartment numbered 38 and forty Chestnut road is of a lot later date. It was once erected approximately 1846 by way of Nathaniel West, Sr.