Thomas Perkins House
Directly in front of the First Universalist Church (6 Rust St.) sits the Thomas Perkins House or the Bessie Monroe house (c1811) on 7 Ash St.
A chaste, hipped-roof, two-story, brick Federal dwelling, the only one of its type extant in Salem, according to Tolles' book.
This building was saved from demolition by urban renewal authorities in 1968 when its owner, Bessie Monroe, refused to vacate the premises.
Also known as the "Bessie Monroe House" this building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983 and is a private residence.
- Architecture in Salem By Tolles, p. 116
- A Historic Reprieve Jerome Curley on Salem Patch website