Shepard Block

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Shepard Block
Shepard Block.jpg
Shepard Block at the corner of Essex and Summer Streets
Shepard Block is located in Massachusetts
Shepard Block
Shepard Block is located in the US
Shepard Block
Location Salem, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°31′17.7″N 70°53′54.3″W / 42.521583°N 70.898417°W / 42.521583; -70.898417Coordinates: 42°31′17.7″N 70°53′54.3″W / 42.521583°N 70.898417°W / 42.521583; -70.898417
Built 1851
Architectural style Greek Revival
MPS Downtown Salem MRA
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP July 29, 1983

The Shepard Block is a historic rowhouse at 298–304 Essex Street in Salem, Massachusetts. It consists of a row of four brick residences, which were built in 1851 by Michael Shepard as an investment. Each unit is three bays wide and 3.5 stories high; windows on the second and third floors feature granite lintels, while the ground floor of each was modified in the 19th century to accommodate retail storefronts. The roofline of each unit is punctured by two clapboarded gable end dormers, and there are slender rectangular brick chimneys that rise between the units, and on the end facing Summer Street.[2]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[1]

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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 Shepard Block". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-01-09.