Gedney House

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This 17th century dwelling is located in downtown Salem on 21 High Street. It is maintained by Historic New England and is open to visitors some Saturdays in the summer months.

Historic New England's website states, "built in 1665, the well-crafted and sophisticated timber framed house -- complete with binding and bridging summer beams, a large number of connecting joints, and interior finish trim -- attests to the wealth and social standing of the home's builder and first owner, Eleazor Gedney. Gedney was a successful shipwright related by marriage to John Turner, builder of the House of Seven Gables."

The Gedney House was put on the list of National Register of Historic Places in 1974.

See Also

Vertical File in the Salem Collection - Gedney House

Architecture in Salem by Bryant F. Tolles, Jr., p.100

Gedney House Historic New England website (photograph)