The structure, located at 209 Essex Street, was originally owned by the Naumkeag Clothing Co. (later called the Newmark building) and built in 1895 on Essex Street. Part of the Pickman-Derby block, the building has a facade with a classical cornice and pilasters.
Newmark's, a department store that had its heyday during the time of the original Almy's and L.H. Rodgers, was owned by Joseph and Abe Newmark.
The building was purchased in 2015 to be reused and remodeled as a boutique hotel.
This 44-room boutique hotel, which opened early November, has a ground-floor restaurant, a rooftop bar, and shuffleboard in the basement. The Hotel Salem will join The Merchant as the second Salem hostelry to be
operated by Lark Hotels, which manages a string of unique properties in New England and California.
- Vertical File in Salem Collection - Newmark Building
- Hotel Happening Streets of Salem blog
- "Open for construction; As work continues, Hotel Salem hosting guests" Salem News, Nov. 11, 2017, p. 1
- "Newmark Building to get a new old look" Salem Evening News, Jan. 5, 2000, p. A3
- Architecture in Salem by Bryant F. Tolles,Jr., p. 85
- The Hotel Salem website