Peirce-Nichols House Block


Peirce-Nichols House

80 Federal Street

Salem, Massachusetts

ca. 1782

Samuel McIntire designed the Peirce-Nichols house in a transitional late-Georgian/early Federal style for Jerathmiel Peirce, co-owner of the merchant ship Friendship. McIntire remodeled portions of the house in the Federal style 20 years later. To the rear of the houses are stables, and behind them - visible through an opening in the stable wall - terraced lawn extends back to a small arbor. Originally the property swept down to the North River, where Captain Peirce could dock his ship at the foot of his property. The house is a National Historic Landmark.

"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 Peirce-Nichols 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 Peirce-Nichols House. You can scan at home and listen, too!

We handcraft the Peirce-Nichols House in 3/4" thick wood with colorful details on the front and history on the back. H4.5 x W5.25 inches.

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