Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Jeremiah Lee Mansion (1768)

Jeremiah Lee, wealthy merchant and ship owner, built his fabulous Marblehead mansion in 1766-1768. With its lavish interiors and an exterior designed to make this wooden house appear to have a stone ashlar facade, the Jeremiah Lee Mansion in considered … Continue reading

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The Col. William Lee House (1743)

In 1743, Robert “King” Hooper sold land at what is now 185 Washington Street in Marblehead to Justice William Lee, who had plans to build a new house on the site which were not carried out. Instead, the smaller home … Continue reading

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Gray Manor (1740)

The Georgian-style mansion at 183 Washington Street, across from Abbot Hall in Marblehead, was built around 1740. It has a connection to the Hooper family through Susannah Hooper, daughter of Robert and Mary Glover Hooper. Susannah resided in the house … Continue reading

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The Nathaniel Hooper Mansion (1754)

In 1801, Nathaniel Hooper, son of Robert Hooper and brother of Capt. John Hooper, purchased a parcel of land at the foot of Washington Street in Marblehead. A c. 1754 house was already on the property, which Hooper expanded into … Continue reading

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The Capt. John Hooper House (1800)

Capt. John Hooper was a son of Robert Hooper and Mary (Polly) Ingalls. In 1811, his father deeded John land on Washington Street in Marblehead near his own house. This land included a house built in 1790, but this was … Continue reading

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The Hooper-Parker House (1761)

Nathaniel Hooper, successful Marblehead merchant, built a house that was later inherited, at his death in 1760, by his eldest son Robert. In 1761, Robert married Mary (Polly) Ingalls, his next door neighbor. Purchasing the adjacent plot of land from … Continue reading

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The King Hooper Mansion (1745)

This week, we’ll be looking at some mansions in Marblehead built by members of the wealthy Hooper family. The oldest section of the King Hooper Mansion, at 8 Hooper Street, dates to 1728 and was built by Greenfield Hooper, a … Continue reading

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