Built in 1668, the House of the Seven Gables is one of the nation’s oldest and most beloved historic homes. Known for both its architecture and unique perspective on American history, it began as a seaside mansion for some of Salem’s wealthiest maritime figures and went on to inspire Nathaniel Hawthorne’s world-famous novel. Today, the home continues to stand as a community resource for immigrants and as a peek into what colonial life was like for upper-class early Americans.
Written by members of the House of the Seven Gables’ staff, this Images of America book takes readers on a journey through time with close to 200 carefully curated archival photographs of the iconic Turner-Ingersoll Mansion, Hooper-Hathaway House, Retire Becket House, and Nathaniel Hawthorne Birthplace. It’s also signed by all three of its authors.