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Encyclopedia > The House of the Seven Gables
House of Seven Gables Historic District
(U.S. National Historic Landmark)
The House of the Seven Gables, Salem, Massachusetts. View of front and side.
Location: Salem, Massachusetts
Coordinates: 42°31′18.94″N, 70°53′5″W
Built/Founded: 1668
Architect: Multiple
Architectural style(s): Colonial, Federal
Added to NRHP: May 08, 1973
NRHP Reference #: 73000323 [1]
Governing body: Private

The House of the Seven Gables (1668) is a Colonial mansion in Salem, Massachusetts, as well as the title of a novel written in 1851 by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne. The house is now a non-profit museum, with an admission fee charged for tours. Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 982 KB) House of the Seven Gables - Salem, Massachusetts. ... Nickname: Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Essex County Settled 1626 Incorporated 1626 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor Kimberley Driscoll Area  - City  18. ... Nickname: Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Essex County Settled 1626 Incorporated 1626 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor Kimberley Driscoll Area  - City  18. ... A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ... May 8 is the 128th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (129th in leap years). ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... Colonial house Henry M. Jacksons home Everett, Washington A colonial house is a style of house. ... Nickname: Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Essex County Settled 1626 Incorporated 1626 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor Kimberley Driscoll Area  - City  18. ... This article is for the novel; for the US colonial house see The House of the Seven Gables The House of the Seven Gables is a novel written in 1851 by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne. ... See also: 1850 in literature, other events of 1851, 1852 in literature, list of years in literature. ... Nathaniel Hawthorne (born Nathaniel Hathorne; July 4, 1804 - May 19, 1864) was a 19th century American novelist and short story writer. ... A non-profit organization (often called non-profit org or simply non-profit or not-for-profit) can be seen as an organization that doesnt have a goal to make a profit. ...


The House

Side view.

The House of the Seven Gables is also known as the Turner House or Turner-Ingersoll Mansion. Its earliest section was built in 1668 for Capt. John Turner. It remained in his family for three generations, being subsequently owned by John Turner II and John Turner III. Facing south towards the Salem harbor, it was originally a two-room, two-and-a-half story house with cross-gables and a massive central chimney. This original portion now forms the middle of the house. Four windows of the original ground-floor room (which became a dining room) may be seen in the house's side wall. A few years later, a kitchen lean-to was added. In 1680, Turner added a spacious south (front) extension with its own chimney, containing a parlor on the ground floor, with a large bed chamber above it. Ceilings in this new wing are higher than the very low ceilings in the older parts of the house. The new wing featured double casement windows and an overhang with carved pendants; it was capped with a three-gabled garret. ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 1092 KB) House of the Seven Gables - Salem, Massachusetts. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 1092 KB) House of the Seven Gables - Salem, Massachusetts. ... The House of the Seven Gables, Salem, Massachusetts, showing four gables in this view. ...


In 1692, John Turner II added a new north kitchen ell to the rear of the house (later removed but then restored in 1908-1910), as well as the famous "secret stairway" within the rebuilt main chimney. Circa 1725 he remodeled the house in the new Georgian style, adding wood paneling to the rooms and double sash windows. These alterations remain, and are very early examples of Georgian decor. Research at The House of the Seven Gables has shown that the kitchen ell, thought to have been added in 1692, was added in 1675; only a small brewing room addition was added in 1692. The House of the Seven Gables is the oldest surviving mansion house in Continental North America, with 17 rooms and over 8000 square feet including its large cellars.


After John Turner III lost the family fortune, the house was acquired by the Ingersolls, relatives of Nathaniel Hawthorne. He was thus often entertained in the house while growing up, by his cousin Susan Ingersoll. During these later years, gables were removed, porches replaced, and Victorian trim added. In Hawthorne's time, the house had only four or five gables, but his cousin told him the house's history, and showed him beams and mortises in the attic indicating the locations of former gables. (In those visits Horace Ingersoll also told Hawthorne a story of Acadian lovers that later became the basis of Longfellow's famous poem "Evangeline".) Nathaniel Hawthorne (born Nathaniel Hathorne; July 4, 1804 - May 19, 1864) was a 19th century American novelist and short story writer. ... Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (February 27, 1807 – March 24, 1882) was an American poet whose works include Paul Reveres Ride, A Psalm of Life, The Song of Hiawatha and Evangeline. ...

The house in November 2006

In 1908, the house was purchased by Caroline O. Emmerton, founder of the House of Seven Gables Settlement Association, and she restored it from 1908-1910 as a museum whose admission fees would support the association. Boston architect Joseph Everett Chandler supervised the restoration, which among other alterations added back the missing gables. The reconstruction in some cases sacrificed historical authenticity in the interest of appealing to visitors, who naturally expected the house to match the one described by Hawthorne. Thus, for example, Emmerton added a "cent-shop" resembling the one operated by Hawthorne's fictional character Hepzibah Pyncheon.[2] Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 1. ...


Many interesting features of the original mansion remain, including unusual forms of wall insulation, original beams and rafters, and extensive Georgian paneling.


The Nathaniel Hawthorne Birthplace is now immediately adjacent to the House of the Seven Gables, and also covered by the admission fee. Although it is indeed the house in which Hawthorne was born and lived to the age of four, the house was sited elsewhere when he lived there. Nathaniel Hawthorne Birthplace, Salem, Massachusetts. ...


On March 29, 2007, the House of the Seven Gables Historic District was designated a National Historic Landmark.[3] March 29 is the 88th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (89th in leap years). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ...


References

  1. ^ National Register Information System. National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service (2007-01-23).
  2. ^ North Shore Community College. Hawthorne in Salem: Images Related to the Turner-Ingersoll House, aka "The House of the Seven Gables". Retrieved on 2006-05-31.
  3. ^ National Register of Historic Places Listings: April 13, 2007. National Park Service. Retrieved on 2007-06-26.

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The House of the Seven Gables - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (645 words)
The House of the Seven Gables, Salem, Massachusetts.
The House of the Seven Gables (1668) is a Colonial mansion in Salem, Massachusetts, as well as the title of a novel written in 1851 by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne.
In 1908, the house was purchased by Caroline O. Emmerton, founder of the House of Seven Gables Settlement Association, and she restored it from 1908-1910 as a museum whose admission fees would support the association.
The House of the Seven Gables - Oldhouseweb.com (612 words)
Built in 1668, the house made famous by Nathaniel Hawthorne is the oldest surviving 17th century wooden mansion in New England.
Constructed in 1668, the House of Seven Gables typifies a tradition of wood building brought to New England by the Puritan colonists.
In the novel, the Seven Gables is built by a greedy Colonel Pyncheon on land ill-gotten from a villager.
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