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A photo essay of life,sights and history in New England. Including some of the lesser known things and some of the down-right obscure. A new photo added every one to two days. Click on the photos to see a larger picture. There are more pictures in the archive.

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Thursday, December 14, 2006

THE HOUSE OF SEVEN GABLES


Salem, MA - This is the famous "House of Seven Gables" made famous by the novel of the same name written by Nathanial Hawthorne. The original house was built in 1668, this is the oldest wooden 17th century mansion in New England. The house is also known as the Turner-Ingersoll Mansion. I took a tour of the house (no photos allowed in the house)and here are a few facts that I remember. The house originally had 3 gables and was added on to until it had seven gables. Then somewhere along the line, someone removed the added on sections until it had three gables. Then, someone put it back to its seven gable state; sorry, I don't remember who and the dates. Another fact we were told was the Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote the novel,"House of Seven Gables" when the house only had three gables ( can't verify). I will look into this more when I feature Mr. Hawthornes house sometime in the near future.

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THE HOUSE OF SEVEN GABLES

3 Comments:

At 12:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi. it's Chana. i figured out this is the only way to comment.

i have been missing coming here. i hope i can get here more often again.

you have been doing a great job as usual of posting.

i love this home. i don't know about the book so i can only admire the beuaty of the house.

 
At 11:20 AM, Blogger Lauren said...

Oh this house is so cool. I love when literature comes to life!!

 
At 11:48 AM, Blogger Marion said...

You are so lucky to have taken a tour of this home...I am really attracted to it, and would love to see the inside.

 

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