Peabody Historical Society

Peabody historic houses

Houses in Peabody MA constructed before 1890. View additional properties at the Peabody Historical Society site.

PEA.201 Buxton, Henry House 52 Central St  Peabody, MA c 1775
PEA.8 Felton, Nathaniel Jr. House 43 Felton St  Peabody, MA 1683

The oldest parts of the Nathaniel Felton Senior and Junior houses were among the first homes built on Mount Pleasant in the Brooksby area of Salem (now Peabody). The houses were occupied for almost two centuries by the Felton family, most notably by Nathaniel Felton and his son of the same name, who famously defended their neighbor, John Proctor, during the Salem witchcraft trials. (Peabody Historical Society site).

Said to have been constructed in 1644, the Nathaniel Felton, Sr., House was the first house built on Mount Pleasant (the Brooksby Farm area). The house is a remarkably intact example of first period architecture, featuring period rooms and a special exhibit of children's artifacts.
PEA.7 Felton, Nathaniel Sr. House 47 Felton St  Peabody, MA 1644/c1700.

This house is said to contain within it the 1644 the Nathaniel Felton, Sr., home, the first house built on Mount Pleasant (the Brooksby Farm area). The house is a remarkably intact example of first period architecture, featuring period rooms and a special exhibit of children’s artifacts. (Peabody Historical Society site).

PEA.165 Southwick, John House 151 Lowell St  Peabody, MA c 1750

The house at 151 Lowell St. was likely built about 1750, based on observations. The land was first settled by John Southwick, a persecuted Quaker who had been banished from Danvers for his beliefs. The Southwick family became a significant presence in what is now Peabody, operating a tavern and becoming one of its largest landowners. 

PEA.169 Proctor, John House 348 Lowell St  Peabody, MA c 1700
Flint House 629 Lowell St  Peabody, M
PEA.174 Flint House 629 Lowell St  Peabody, MA c 1770
Although the house at 735 Lowell St. in Peabody has traditionally been said to be the 1660 residence of John Upton, architectural features suggest it was constructed not long before the house was used as an inn from 1774 to 1835.
PEA.177 Upton’s Tavern, 735 Lowell St  Peabody, MA c 1774

Although the house at 735 Lowell St. in Peabody has traditionally been said to be the 1660 residence of John Upton, architectural features suggest it was constructed not long before the house was used as an inn from 1774 to 1835.

Osborn, George F. House 8 Park St  Peabody, MA c 1780
PEA.278 Osborn, George F. House 8 Park St  Peabody, MA c 1780

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