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House of Seven Gables

  • Also Known As: House of Seven Gables Historic District
  • Also Known As: Turner House

  • Address: 54 Turner St
  • Vicinity: Derby St and Hardy St
  • Hours: Closed early January, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day
  • Phone: (978) 744-0991
  • Travel Genus: Sight , Visit
  • Sight Category: Museum
  • Activity Category: Tour
  • Available for private functions


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1655/00/00 Retire Beckett Home The Retire Beckett house is built for John Beckett, the first in a long line of famed Salem shipbuilders. The most well-known of these shipbuilders was Retire Beckett, for who the home is named.
1668/00/00 Captain John Turner I Home The House of the Seven Gables is built for Captain John Turner. The original part of the home featured a two-over-two floor plan around a large, central chimney.
1743/00/00 Mary Turner Sargent Born Mary Turner is born in Salem, Massachusetts to John Turner III and Mary (Osborne) Turner. Her birthplace is now known as the House of the Seven Gables.
1750/00/00 John Turner II modernized the decor of the home in the Georgian style. Wood paneling is added to the Parlor, Great Chamber and Dining Room. Many of the C17th beams are cased in wood.
1847/00/00 Nathaniel Hawthorne Family During his time at the Custom House in Salem from 1846 through 1849, Nathaniel Hawthorne often visits his second cousin, Susanna Ingersoll.
1910/00/00 Joseph Everett Chandler Architect House of the Seven Gables is restored by Caroline O Emmerton, 1908-1910

Data »

Particulars for House of Seven Gables:
Architectural Style American Colonial
Architectural Style American Colonial Revival
Area of Significance Architecture
Significance Birthplace
Historic Use Civic
Area of Significance Education
Sight Category Historic District
Criteria Historic Event
Area of Significance Industry
Area of Significance Literature
Attribute Moved property
Museum Type Museum
Level of Significance National
Criteria Person
Owner Private
Historic Use School
Historic Use Single dwelling
Area of Significance Transportation



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 73000323
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architect: Multiple; Chandler, Joseph Everett
Architectural Style: Colonial, Colonial revival
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Industry, Transportation, Literature, Architecture, Education
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering, Person
Criteria Consideration: Moved property, Birth place or grave
Period of Significance: 1650-1699, 1700-1749, 1800-1824, 1750-1799, 1825-1849
Significant Year: 1668, 1804, 1958
Associated People: Beckett,Retire,et al
Historic Function: Domestic, Recreation and Culture, Education, Social
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling, Civic, School, Museum
Current Function: Recreation and Culture, Education
Current Sub-Function: Museum School

Creative Works »

WorkTypeAsNotedInCreatorNote
The House of the Seven Gables Book Nathaniel Hawthorne Setting

Activities »

Activity
Activity Category Tour

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