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Architecture, history and culture from a Salem, Massachusetts based academic and perspective
A Week To Remember
2017-07-17 00:45
It’s a rare week in Salem that the Witch Trials are the focus of commemoration rather than commerce, and this coming week is just that week: the combination of the 325th anniversary of… Read More
Heated July
2017-07-11 12:35
I’ve got a lot going on for the rest of this month, so I’m not sure when I’m going to be able to post, except for the easy stuff maybe: gardens and cats, the occasional doo… Read More
Salem Garden Tour 2017
2017-07-09 11:35
My takeaway from the weekend’s garden tour in Salem is a renewed appreciation of structure in the garden: fences, pergolas, pillars and garden sheds were everywhere in evidence, a… Read More
Peaking And Strolling (in Gardens)
2017-07-07 13:02
I’m looking forward to the Salem Garden Club’s biennial tour tomorrow, “A Stroll through the Garden’s of Salem’s McIntire District”, which will take place… Read More
A Perfect Fourth
2017-07-05 14:47
I had a wonderful Fourth of July yesterday: pretty much perfect in every way. The weather was wonderful (not-too-hot, sunny, low humidity), the company charming, the events engaging, the foo… Read More
Battle Of The Bonfires
2017-07-03 11:42
Salem’s traditional Independence Day eve bonfires were epic, receiving considerable regional and national attention up until the 1950s, peaking with a portfolio of images taken by&nbsp&hell…Read More
Red, White & Blue In The Newburys
2017-07-01 13:13
I visited a friend up in Groveland yesterday and drove home in a very indirect way, east along Route 113 and south along Route 1A: I could have been home in a half hour or so but instead my… Read More
Preservation By Pencil
2017-06-29 13:32
I often get asked if I’m ever going to write a book about Salem—and I always feel like the subtext of the question is or are you just going to keep dabbling on your blog? I… Read More
The Lost Bungalows Of Great Misery Island
2017-06-27 14:00
Out on Salem Sound the other day, sailing in a beautiful boat, I looked over at one of the several islands that mark the entrance to Salem Harbor and tried to imagine what once was. Off Grea… Read More
Scorched Earth/A Lost Salem Garden
2017-06-25 16:05
Since I went in deep for the centennial anniversary of Great Salem Fire of 1914 a few years ago I have this date imprinted in my mind: I woke up this morning and my first thought was oh… Read More

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