Danvers, MA  was settled in 1636 as Salem Village, and was the home of many of the accusers and the accused during the Salem witch trials.  The Rebecca Nurse Homestead in Danvers is a historical landmark.

According to legend, the King rejected the town’s petition for its own charter, with the words, “The King Unwilling.” In 1757, the town was incorporated, named for settler Danvers Osborn, and the King’s rebuff was included on the town’s seal.

This list of  First Period, Georgian, Federal and assorted Greek Revival, Italianate and Victorian houses in Danvers, MA comes from the Massachusetts Historical Commission site (MACRIS). (Photos were taken in the late 20th Century, and are displayed alphabetically in order of street name. House numbers may have changed. Click on any image to view a larger photo. This page will be updated with additional houses

DAN.160, Lawrence, Eliza – Coulthurst – Lord, 13 Ash St, 1870

DAN.161, Danforth, Joseph – Stetson, Alonzo J., 17 Ash St, 1860

DAN.162, Couch, Lester S., 20 Ash St, 1899

DAN.163, Parker, Gilman, 102 Ash St, 1838

DAN.267, Andrews, Judge Israel, 106 Ash St, 1843

DAN.164, Porter, John, 1 Bell St, 1745

DAN.270, Sanborn, Lewis W., 20 Berry St, 1897

DAN.117, Damon, William T., 25 Burley Ave, 1871

DAN.118, Hull – Fuller, 26 Burley Ave, 1872

DAN.389, Burley Farm house, 44 Burley Ave, 1793

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The Benjamin Holten house at 52 Centre Street in Danvers  was at times owned or occupied by Beniamin Holten’s heirs,  Moses Towne, William Whittredge and Charles Gihiland. The Salem News article that is the source of this story refers to it as a First Period house constructed before 1730. (First Period houses were built between 1630 and 1725). The date on the Mass Historical Commission site, MACRIS, is 1748. The plaque on the house reads 1730.

The “Benjamin Holten House” at 52 Centre Street in Danvers in the 1980’s.

DAN.377, Staples, Hiram C. – Standley, Charles S., 67 Liberty St, 1881

DAN.332, Webb, William, 69 Liberty St, 1854

DAN.378, Cary, William E., 70 Liberty St, 1868

DAN.379, Cary, William E., 70 1/2 Liberty St, 1868

DAN.380, Day, Stephen S., 72 Liberty St, 1868

DAN.333, Porter, Samuel, 73 Liberty St, 1855

DAN.381, Bouras, Charles J., 75 Liberty St, 1937

DAN.396, Withey, John, 78 Liberty St, 1856

DAN.382, Day, George H., 81 Liberty St, 1830

DAN.397, Gray, Josiah, 82 Liberty St, 1856

DAN.383, Day, George H., 83 Liberty St, 1887

DAN.384, Day, George H., 85 Liberty St, 1867

DAN.398, Gray, Josiah, 86 Liberty St, 1857

DAN.399, Carr, Edward, 89 Liberty St, 1898

DAN.400, Dickey, William G., 94 Liberty St, 1874

DAN.334, Bowen, Francis, 111 Liberty St, 1860

DAN.401, Chaplin, Jeremiah, 130 Liberty St, 1800

DAN.402, Kent, Benjamin – Fowler, Henry, 132 Liberty St, 1800

DAN.122, Tedford, Samuel, 57 Lindall St, 1871

DAN.123, Learoyd, John S., 59 Lindall St, 1872

DAN.124, Townsend – Rice, 61 Lindall St, 1871

DAN.81, Sheldon, Warren – Ropes, Joseph, 19 Locust St, 1836

DAN.82, Andrews, Winthrop, 21 Locust St, 1844

DAN.144, Wiggins, Sarah – Patch, Benjamin F., 23 Locust St, 1850,

DAN.145, Batchelder, Henry T., 25 Locust St, 1899

DAN.83, Joy, Samuel – Chase, Preston, 29 Locust St, 1855

DAN.84, Pingree, Mary C. – Hyde, Henry G., 31 Locust St, 1871

DAN.85, Butler, John Calvin, 32 Locust St, 1845

DAN.86, Flint, William, 34 Locust St, 1868

DAN.87, Putnam, Calvin, 35 Locust St, 1862

DAN.88, Putnam – Emerson, 38 Locust St, 1845

DAN.89, Gunn, George A., 42 Locust St, 1897

DAN.90, Flint, Samuel – Allen, Albert, 44 Locust St, 1845

DAN.91, Kennedy, James, 45 Locust St, 1848

DAN.92, Putnam, Nathan – Ross, Leland J., 46 Locust St, 1874

DAN.93, Putnam – Shillaber – Dudley, 47 Locust St, 1844

DAN.94, Hayman – Felt – Adams, 49 Locust St, 1843

DAN.95, Pope, Ira Preston Factory, 50 Locust St, 1859

DAN.96, Barr, John – Elliott, Charles, 51 Locust St, 1844

DAN.97, Danvers District #8 School, 53 Locust St, 1856

DAN.98, Putnam – Sleeper – Legro, 60 Locust St, 1765

DAN.132, Woodbury – Phelps, 77 Locust St, 1775

DAN.99, Boardman, Nathaniel – Moodey, Sargent, 81 Locust St, 1854,

DAN.101, Woodbury, Oliver, 82 Locust St, 1824

DAN.102, Field, Charles H., 88 Locust St, 1869

DAN.131, Field, Charles H., 94 Locust St, 1869

DAN.128, Brown – Munsey, 98 Locust St, 1819

DAN.103, Boardman, Israel Putnam, 105 Locust St, 1843

DAN.105, Hooper, Elisha, 116 Locust St, 1866

DAN.157, Porter, Zerubbabel, 127 Locust St, 1826

DAN.138, Porter, Fanny – Phelps, Maurice, 130 Locust St, 1859

DAN.106, Putnam, Aaron – Trask, Thomas, 142 Locust St, 1855

DAN.107, Nourse, Sarah Frances Jones, 148 Locust St, 1856

DAN.108, Putnam, Jonathan Jr., 156 Locust St, 1715

DAN.109, Rea – Pedrick, 159 Locust St, 1756

DAN.129, Putnam, Aaron, 160 Locust St, 1844

DAN.148, Newbegin, Cyrus J., 177 Locust St, 1953

DAN.110, Gould, Daniel, 178 Locust St, 1857

DAN.111, Fowle Double, 180 Locust St, 1842

DAN.112, Putnam – Boardman, 196 Locust St, 1690

DAN.139, Boardman, Nathaniel, 203 Locust St, 1825

DAN.141, Boardman, Leslie P., 209 Locust St, 1907

DAN.140, Putnam, Samuel – Perley, Elliot, 217 Locust St, 1831

DAN.113, Putnam, Samuel, 220 Locust St, 1813

DAN.114, Putnamville School, 224 Locust St, 1852

DAN.115, Putnam – White, 240 Locust St, 1839

DAN.150, Sears, John A., 269 Locust St, 1855

DAN.142, Sears, John – Jenkins, Lawrence W., 273 Locust St, 1843,

DAN.116, Porter – Bradstreet, 487 Locust St, 1664

DAN.264, Security National Bank, 1 Maple St, 1854

DAN.265, Bates, Roswell Denveria, 1 Maple St, 1873

DAN.228, Ropes Block, 24 Maple St, 1848

DAN.229, Noyes – Kirby Block, 32 Maple St, 1845

DAN.263, Caskin Block, 41 Maple St, 1898

DAN.231, Maple Street School, 80 Maple St, 1899

DAN.232, Learoyd, George – Perley, Frederic, 83 Maple St, 1844

DAN.406, Central Fire Station, 135 Maple St, 1850

DAN.234, Preston, Daniel Johnson, 146 Maple St, 1860

DAN.235, Mack, James – Leavitt, Jeremiah, 159 Maple St, 1851

DAN.236, Harris, Samuel, 170 Maple St, 1840

DAN.237, Perry, Henry, 171 Maple St, 1860

DAN.238, Perry, Benjamin Wellington – Kirby, John, 172 Maple St, 1844

DAN.239, Marston, Jacob B., 176 Maple St, 1861

DAN.240, Putnam, Henry Flint – Hoyt, Thomas, 177 Maple St, 1863

DAN.241, Perry, Edwin Augustus, 206 Maple St, 1850

DAN.242, Pettengill, Daniel, 211 Maple St, 1861

DAN.243, Berry, John, 242 Maple St, 1858

DAN.244, Straw, Samuel E., 245 Maple St, 1856

DAN.246, Cahill, Daniel, 286 Maple St, 1858

DAN.266, Rea, Uzziel – Dodge, Francis, 289 Maple St, 1715

DAN.247, Straw, Horace C. – Brown Caleb S. Double, 305 Maple St, 1844

DAN.248, McKeag, Timothy, 324 Maple St, 1854

DAN.249, Shepard, Charles Augustus, 334 Maple St, 1859

DAN.63, Putnam – Learoyd, 367 Maple St, 1841

DAN.64, Verry, Daniel, 370 Maple St, 1835

DAN.65, Bradstreet, Albert, 416 Maple St, 1847

DAN.66, Putnam, Ahira, 417 Maple St, 1839

DAN.67, Putnam – Philbrick, 428 Maple St, 1834

DAN.808, Putnam Cemetery, 485R Maple St, 1775

DAN.69, Colcord, Eben, 509 Maple St, 1839

DAN.319, Russell, Benjamin, 57 Needham Rd, 1830

DAN.50, Dwinell, Joseph, 7 Nichols St, 1770

DAN.71, Guilford, 23 Nichols St, 1750

DAN.72, Fisher – Hill, 43 Nichols St, 1838

DAN.198, Page, Jeremiah, 11 Page St, 1754

DAN.199, Putnam – Endicott – Osgood, 2 Park St, 1774

DAN.200, Eaton, Everett – Smart, John L., 6 Park St, 1877

DAN.201, Pillsbury, Elias, 18 Park St, 1843

DAN.203, Marston, Jacob, 32 Park St, 1898

DAN.202, Putnam, Simeon Jr., 7 Peabody Ave, 1857

DAN.204, Silvester, Joshua, 11 Peabody Ave, 1857

DAN.305, Woodbury, Hezekiah, 50 Pine St, 1832

DAN.306, Cheever, Israel, 57 Pine St, 1828

DAN.307, Overlook, 67 Pine St, 1842

DAN.308, Nurse, Samuel Putnam, 85 Pine St, 1833

DAN.314, Tapleyville Methodist Church Parsonage, 123 Pine St, 1898,

DAN.40, Nurse, Rebecca, 149 Pine St, 1678

DAN.812, Nurse, Rebecca Burying Ground, 149R Pine St, 1692

DAN.205, Pope, Ira Preston, 14 Poplar St, 1847

DAN.206, Putnam, George Adams, 20 Poplar St, 1846

DAN.207, Putnam, Calvin – Juul, Augusta L., 22 Poplar St, 1857

DAN.208, Fiske, George W. – King John, 23 Poplar St, 1882

DAN.209, Gould, Charles Henry, 28 Poplar St, 1856

DAN.262, Marden, Betsy – Pettingell, Marcus C., 41 Poplar St, 1860,

DAN.210, Fiske, George – Perry, James, 43 Poplar St, 1868

DAN.151, Sleeper, Hannah – Putnam, Edwin F., 32 Popular St, 1853,

DAN.152, Putnam, Nathaniel T. – Trask, Thomas S., 35 Popular St, 1876

DAN.153, Sawyer, James M. – Ridley, Lyman, 42 Popular St, 1847

DAN.251, Berry, David – Flint, Samuel V., 47 Popular St, 1846

DAN.154, Bomer, William – Usher, David R., 48 Popular St, 1844

DAN.155, Berry, David – Wright, Franklin, 49 Popular St, 1840

DAN.250, Woodbury, Tristram, 51 Popular St, 1851

DAN.156, Perley, Dean A., 54 Popular St, 1863

DAN.60, Legro, Edmund, 9 Prince St, 1855

DAN.268, Lander Barracks, 24 Purchase St, 1862

DAN.211, Advent Chapel, 2 Putnam Ct, 1877

DAN.213, Baker, Daniel Brooks, 4 Putnam Ct, 1850

DAN.212, Batchelder, Ezra, 6 Putnam Ct, 1836

DAN.184, Putnam, Adrian, 3 Putnam St, 1839

DAN.360, Eveleth, Francis, 5 River St, 1874

DAN.361, Felton, Lewis Edward, 6 River St, 1875

DAN.362, Eveleth, Francis, 9 River St, 1876

DAN.320, Ross, Josiah, 10 River St, 1855

DAN.338, Lander Barracks, 14 River St, 1862

DAN.321, Elliott, Moody, 15 River St, 1855

DAN.385, Sullivan, James, 16 River St, 1873

DAN.363, Sawyer, Rachael M. – Perkins, M. K., 17 River St, 1850

DAN.364, Dwinnell, Joseph Jr. – Bates, Albert A., 19 River St, 1846,

DAN.386, Sullivan, John, 20 River St, 1870

DAN.365, Blake, Henry J., 24 River St, 1845

DAN.73, Nichols, George Jr., 21 Spring St, 1853

DAN.75, Phillips – Lawrence, 36 Spring St, 1800

DAN.74, Phillips, Stephen Barn, 40 Spring St, 1827

DAN.76, Spring, Jacob E., 50 Spring St, 1881

DAN.257, Ropes, Henry T. – Putnam, John – Perry, W., 2 Sylvan St, 1842

DAN.216, Hammond, William Sumner, 10 Sylvan St, 1854

DAN.217, Langley, John Russell, 11 Sylvan St, 1855

DAN.218, Lord, Edward – Peabody, George, 12 Sylvan St, 1875

DAN.221, Batchelder, John Quincy Adams, 20 Sylvan St, 1870

DAN.223, Cass, John Waldleigh, 121 Sylvan St, 1846

DAN.224, Tapley, Nathan, 127 Sylvan St, 1852

DAN.225, Brigham, Munroe T., 145 Sylvan St, 1857

DAN.226, Tapley, Nathan – Walcott, William, 160 Sylvan St, 1831

DAN.227, Tapley, Asa, 164 Sylvan St, 1831

DAN.309, Wright, Frederick, 6 Wadsworth St, 1857

DAN.310, Hains, Thomas, 8 Wadsworth St, 1854

DAN.315, Lovejoy, Walter S., 9 Wadsworth St, 1874

DAN.311, Wilson, James, 10 Wadsworth St, 1859

DAN.61, Fawcett, Dexter H., 8 Walnut St, 1855

DAN.312, Scampton, Joseph, 21 Washington St, 1860

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DAN.313, Palmer, Benjamin H. – Tapley, Charles, 30 Washington St, 1851

DAN.917, Water Street Bridge Over the Crane River, Water St, 1980,

DAN.322, Danversport Baptist Church, 3 Water St, 1848

DAN.366, Waldron, Edward T., 5 Water St, 1847

DAN.367, Ross, Josiah, 6 Water St, 1878

DAN.368, Hunt, Ebenezer, 7 Water St, 1846

DAN.323, Danversport School, 10 Water St, 1895

DAN.143, Putnam, Steven – Trask, 3 Wenham St, 1806

DAN.133, Weston – Sheldon, 8 Weston St, 1872

DAN.125, Hill, John – Chase, 8 Winthrop St, 1882

DAN.126, Pope, Jasper F., 11 Winthrop St, 1859

Further reading:

  • Pratt, Annette M, “Centre Street Folks and The Houses They Lved In” Danvers Historical Society Collections, 1944, vol.32, p.12-13
  • Prince, Moses, “List of Houses and Cellar Holes In District No. 5 About 1852” Danvers Historical Society Collections, 1936 vol. 24, p.24

2 thoughts on “The old houses of Danvers, Massachusetts

  1. Thank you for showing my old home on liberty st.hope all the home are kept for future folks to see.history is much needed. Other countries keep history. .we are losing to much to fast.in America .

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