Category Archives: Danvers

General Israel Putnam House (1648)

The earliest (rear) section of the Putnam House in Danvers was built in 1648 by Lt. Thomas Putnam. The house would go on to be the home of twelve generations of the Putnam family. During the Salem witchcraft trials, Joseph … Continue reading

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First Church of Danvers (1980)

The First Church of Danvers was established in 1672, when the area was still a part of Salem and was known as Salem Village. Instead of traveling every Sunday to Salem, the people of Salem Village wanted their own meeting … Continue reading

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John Holton House (1692)

At 27 Centre Street in Danvers, in what was the old Salem Village of the Salem Witch Trials, is a house built in 1692 by John Holton, a cooper. He died in 1721 and the house passed to his widow … Continue reading

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Glen Magna (1790)

Glen Magna Farms in Danvers began with a house, built in the 1790s by Jonathan Ingersoll. In 1812, the property was acquired by Capt. Joseph Peabody, wealthy Salem shipping merchant, as his gentleman’s estate. Additional acres were later acquired by … Continue reading

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The Thomas Haines House (1681)

The Thomas Haines House, on Centre Street in Danvers, was built in 1681 by Hains, an innkeeper. During the Salem Witch Trials of 1692, Haines gave testimony in the trial of Elizabeth How of Topsfield which resulted in her being … Continue reading

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The Hutchinson-Kimball House (1700)

The c. 1700 Hutchinson-Kimball House, on Forest Street in Danvers, is considered to be a fine example of First Period architecture. According to Chronicles of Danvers (Old Salem Village) Massachusetts, 1632-1923 (1923), by Harriet Silvester Tapley, the house was “Built … Continue reading

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Ingersoll’s Ordinary (1670)

The earliest sections of Ingersoll’s Ordinary in Danvers date to around 1670, although the building has had additions and changes over the years, most notably in 1753. In the late seventeenth century, when Danvers was known as Salem Village, this … Continue reading

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