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Salem's Point neighborhood was originally known as Stage Point for wooden fish-drying "stages" along the peninsula.
Stage Point was a center for Salem's early maritime business, and key to her historic economic development.
In this building on February 12, 1877
Alexander Graham Bell
presented the first public demonstration
of long distance telephone conversations.
Following the demonstration the first
news dispatch sent by telephone originated
here and w…
This house was built in 1750 by
Capt. John Hodges, a West Indies
trader. In 1788, it passed to his son,
Capt. Benjamin Hodges.
Benjamin Hodges (1754 - 1806) was one of Salem's most distinguished sea captains of the post-revolutionary era…
At 1:37 PM on June 25th, 1914, Box 48 was pulled for a fire in the Korn Leather Factory on this site at number 57 Boston Street in an area known as Blubber Hollow, followed at 1:41 PM by a general alarm.
This was the start of the Great Salem Fi…
Dedicated to the citizens of Essex County who served in the United States Armed Forces
The Revere Bell 1801
A memorial to the boys of the Immaculate Conception Parish who served their country in the World War
Home for aged women given by Robert Brookhouse 1861
This house was built about 1811 for Benjamin W. Crowninshield, 1772-1851, member of Congress and Secretary of the Navy under Madison and Monroe. Here was born William Crowninshield Endicott, 182…
In commemoration of the enterprise and resolute spirit with which Salem arose from her ashes looked calamity in the face and rebuilt her walls on this spot in the pathway of the great fire of June 25, 1914. Which swept from the west to the water's…
There are three sides of inscription:
Time will not dim the glory of their deeds
Then a panel that says Erected by Laurier Associates and dedicated to the 2105 volunteers of St. Joseph Parish
Roll of honor 1917-1918
Then two rows of names
World War I
Donated by the city of Salem Rededicated by Mayor Anthony V. Salvo November 11, 1986