Crowninshield-Bentley House Block


Crowninshield-Bentley House

126 Essex Street

Salem, Massachusetts

ca. 1799

Built for fish merchant and ship captain John Crowninshield, this modest house in the Georgian style was moved one block to the museum's campus in 1959. Like most houses in 18th-century Salem, it originally stood at the curb. Characteristics of its Georgian Colonial style include its long, rectangle shape with an orderly symmetrical façade, and the paneled door with a pediment, transom lights and pilasters - all reflecting an interest in classicism. The building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

"Salem has a uniquely rich architectural heritage. Every major American architectural style is represented within its borders."

Now you can tour PEM's historic homes from your own home! The museum's physical campus includes three city blocks and several off-site properties. We have collaborated with Cats Meow Village to recreate the museum's historic houses in their signature style. On the back of each is a brief description of the house and a QR code that will link to the PEM Walks tour, where you can find out more about the home's architectural history. 

The Crowninshield-Bentley House is part of the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts.

The back includes a PEM Walks QR code that gives you an audio postcard tour of the Crowninshield-Bentley House. You can scan at home and listen, too!

We handcraft the Crowninshield-Bentley House in 3/4" thick wood with colorful details on the front and history on the back. H4 x W5.5 inches.

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