Bowker Place

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Bowker Place
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Bowker Place
Bowker Place is located in Massachusetts
Bowker Place
Bowker Place is located in the US
Bowker Place
Location Salem, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°31′19″N 70°53′35″W / 42.52194°N 70.89306°W / 42.52194; -70.89306Coordinates: 42°31′19″N 70°53′35″W / 42.52194°N 70.89306°W / 42.52194; -70.89306
Built 1830
Architectural style Greek Revival
MPS Downtown Salem MRA
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP July 29, 1983

Bowker Place is a historic commercial building at 144-156 Essex Street in Salem, Massachusetts. Built in 1830 by William Manning, this handsome two story Greek Revival brick building has had a significant role in the civic and economic history of Salem. It was acquired by Joel Bowker in 1844 after Manning went bankrupt. Its tenants have included banks, insurance companies, and the Salem Police Court. One prominent retailer who began operations in this building was William Filene, founder of the Filene's department store chain.[2]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[1] It is immediately adjacent to portions of the Downtown Salem District.[3]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Bowker Place". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-01-08. 
  3. ^ "NRHP nomination for Downtown Salem Historic District". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-01-08.