John P. Peabody House

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John P. Peabody House
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John Peabody House
John P. Peabody House is located in Massachusetts
John P. Peabody House
John P. Peabody House is located in the United States
John P. Peabody House
LocationSalem, Massachusetts
Coordinates42°31′13″N 70°53′56″W / 42.52028°N 70.89889°W / 42.52028; -70.89889Coordinates: 42°31′13″N 70°53′56″W / 42.52028°N 70.89889°W / 42.52028; -70.89889
Architectural styleColonial Revival
MPSDowntown Salem MRA
NRHP reference No.83000581 [1]
Added to NRHPJuly 29, 1983

The John P. Peabody House is a historic house at 15 Summer Street in Salem, Massachusetts. Built in 1868 by Salem merchant John P. Peabody, it is a rare early example of Colonial Revival architecture. The two story wood-frame house is three bays wide, with a slate gambrel roof. The centered front door is sheltered by a portico supported by Doric columns. The second story center window reinforces focus, being enlarged slightly by sidelights as compared to the other windows on the facade. The roof is pierced by three dormers, the outer ones with pointed gables and the central one with a rounded pediment reminiscent of the then-fashionable Second Empire style.[2]

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[1] It is now owned by the Salem Inn,[3] which also owns the nearby West Cogswell House.

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for John P. Peabody House". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-01-09.
  3. ^ "Peabody House". The Salem Inn. Archived from the original on 2013-10-27. Retrieved 2014-01-09.

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