"THE DERBY HOUSE" Salem Things to Do Tip by moiraistyx

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  FRONT VIEW OF THE DERBY HOUSE
by moiraistyx
 
 

This Derby house is the oldest brick house in Salem Massachusettes. It was built by Richard Derby for Elias Hasket Derby, his son and Elizabeth Crowninsheild Elias' wife. It is a perfect example of a Georgian Colonial house. Elias Hasket Derby is best known as America's first millionaire. I nearly overlooked this historic site since it was not clearly marked. There wasn't even a great deal of information given on it on the plaque on the fence. The home itself was built in 1762.

Address: 168 Derby Street
Directions: See Visitors Center upon arrival in Salem for a walking tour map.

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  • Updated Sep 23, 2008
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