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Chronicles of Three Old Houses

The Front cover of Chronicles of Three Old Houses by Caroline Emmerton. It is a paperback book.

Chronicles of Three Old Houses


“The Hathaway and the Retire Beckett houses were moved here comparatively recently; the House of the Seven Gables has always stood on this spot—taken together the three old houses are probably the only group of three 17th century houses to be found in the length and breadth of the United States.” Caroline O. Emmerton, The Chronicles of Three Old Houses

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In 1935, House of the Seven Gables founder, Caroline Emmerton, chronicled her experience acquiring three 17th century homes including the Turner-Ingersoll Mansion, The Hooper-Hathaway House, and the Retire Becket House. Throughout this 61-page text she details the condition of the homes she purchased and what was required to return them to their earlier appearances. Emmerton provides a unique perspective that can only come from a life-long Salem native with strong ancestral roots in the city, often mentioning local legends regarding the houses’ histories.

This text includes numerous illustrations originally drawn by Caroline Emmerton, as well as an Epilogue: “The Legacy of Caroline O. Emmerton.”

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Weight.6 lbs
Dimensions8 × 5 in

Date: February 9, 2023

Author: Adeline Clemons

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