Exterior view of the Old Witch / Corwin House, North and Essex Sts., Salem

Collection Type

  • Photography

Location Note

Geo.: Large: Massachusetts - Salem - Witch-Corwin Hse (Roger Williams) - 310 1/2 Essex St - Photomechanical

GUSN

GUSN-195049

Description

This exterior view shows the Jonathan Corwin House, also known as the Witch House, at 310 1/2 Essex Street in Salem, Massachusetts. Jonathan Corwin served as a magistrate and judge during the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. Corwin's grandson's widow remodeled the house with a gambrel roof in 1746 and George P. Farrington added a single-floor apothecary shop around 1856, which Jesse F. Upton and Frank H. Frisbee bought and operated from 1895 to 1940.

Details

Descriptive Terms

gambrel roofs
storefronts
drugstores
frame construction
American Colonial
exterior views
pharmacists
rails (transit system elements)
commercial buildings
photomechanical prints
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000142
AccessID 363
Other identifier HNEDID-000142

Physical Description

1 photomechanical print

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.02.01.USMA.2570.1510.001

Date Notes

ca. 1900-1912

Places

Salem (Essex county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Material Type

photomechanical prints
photographs

Other People

Upton, Jesse F.
Frisbee, Frank H.
Corwin, Jonathan, 1640-1718
Farrington, George P.
Andrew, Daniel

Other Organizations

Upton & Frisbee

Subjects

Essex Street (Salem, Mass.)
North Street (Salem, Mass.)
Architectural photography

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Geo.: Large: Massachusetts - Salem - Witch-Corwin Hse (Roger Williams) - 310 1/2 Essex St - Photomechanical