Preservation at Work
Historic Salem hosts a variety of educational and fundraising (and both) events throughout the year. Upcoming events include:
The following is a re-posting of an editorial published in the Salem News on September 11, 2014.
The contractor at 25 Carlton Street began removing roof shingles, rafters and flashing under grey skies. As neighbors watched, the 1803 house built for shipwright Thomas Magoun lost second-story walls and clapboard. Bricks tumbled from the central chimney. Hours later, rain started coming down in torrents, drenching and damaging exposed floors and support beams.