Monday, September 12, 2011

House of the Seven Gables - Salem, Massachusetts

In the year 1668 in Salem, Massachusetts, sea captain John Turner built a home at 54 Turner Street that would be later immortalized in a book called The House of the Seven Gables.  The colonial mansion was later sold to another sea captain, Samuel Ingersoll after being in the family for more than 100 years.  

The House of the Seven Gables in Salem, Massachusetts circa 1915

On one of his ventures out at sea, Captain Ingersoll died at sea, never to return to his beloved mansion.  Samuel willed the home to his daughter Susanna. Some believe that she still resides there, even in death.  Read the full story>>