Hi, my name is Paul Wright and I’m excited to be the new Director of Preservation and Maintenance here at The House of Seven Gables. My passion for preservation led me to pursue a Maters’ degree in Historic Preservation from Boston Architectural College. I have experience in sustainability, most recently working in the energy efficiency and weatherization field. I’ve been active in the local history and preservation community as an interpreter at the Phillips and Gedney Houses and a board member and building committee chair for Historic Salem, Inc. The Gables founder Caroline Emmerton saw the preservation of historic resources as a responsibility towards the community for civic and historical education purposes, and I hope to bring an element of sustainability to those goals.
I currently live in the Gallows Hill neighborhood in Salem with my wife and 18-month-old daughter and 72-month-old cat. In my free time you’ll find me doing the same five skateboard tricks at the Gallows Hill skatepark, going for walks downtown and talking about urban planning, or looking for any opportunity to insert a Simpsons quote into an otherwise normal conversation.