Monthly Archives: March 2012

Daniel Bray House (1776)

The house at 1 Brown Street in Salem, which has been vacant for several years and has an unsafe building mark on its door, was built in 1776 for Daniel Bray. A master mariner who sailed as ship’s master on … Continue reading

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Trinity Church, Waltham (1870)

In the early nineteenth century, the First Parish Church in Waltham became a Unitarian church. The Second Religious Society of Waltham was established in 1820. Its meeting house was called the “Factory Church” because its membership was primarily made up … Continue reading

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Old Central Fire Station, Waltham (1887)

The old Waltham Central Fire Station was built in 1887 at 27 Lexington Street, and is next to the old Police Station. In 1964, Central Station Department Headquarters were moved to the new Municipal Center at 175 Lexington Street and … Continue reading

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Second Brazer Building (1896)

The Second Brazer Building (pdf), an early steel-frame skyscraper in Boston is located at 25-29 State Street, across from the Old State House, at the intersection with Devonshire Street. Built in 1896, it replaced the original three-story Brazer’s Building of … Continue reading

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Saunders-Ward House (1843)

Two matching adjacent houses built in 1843, at 121 and 123 Federal Street in Salem, are considered to be Salem’s finest examples of domestic vernacular Greek Revival architecture. One of these houses, the Saunders-Ward House at 123 Federal Street, was … Continue reading

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Granite Stores, Northampton (1826)

During a visit to Boston in 1825, builder Isaac Damon of Northampton observed the new granite market buildings being constructed next to Faneuil Hall. After returning home, he acquired land with a granite quarry in Medfield and c. 1826-1828 constructed … Continue reading

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John Prince House (1761)

According to the sign on the house at 24 State Street in Marblehead, the house was built in 1761 for Capt. John Prince, a blacksmith. In the twentieth century, it was the home of Charles Gilbert, a carpenter.

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