Captain William Pickering House // 1736

Welcome to Salem, Massachusetts, a town full of amazing architecture and spooky vibes! Before I featured a First Period/Medieval English or Federal style house (what the town is best known for architecturally), I wanted to feature an old Georgian. According to the house marker this 1735 home was built for William Pickering, a sea captain who transported catches of cod and other goods primarily between Massachusetts and Canada. By 1781, the property was purchased by James Bott, who sold off house lots behind the house south to Chestnut Street, along a small passageway now called Bott’s Court.

2 thoughts on “Captain William Pickering House // 1736

  1. p meyers October 23, 2021 / 7:03 pm

    please note name off town


    • Buildings of New England October 24, 2021 / 9:59 am

      Oops. I normally do, but missed it this time. I’ll add it to the caption. I always link the town and architectural style at the bottom of the posts for future reference. Thank you!


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