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Salem in Essex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Home for Aged Women

Given by Robert Brookhouse 1861

 
 
Brookhouse Home for Aged Women Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, August 29, 2016
1. Brookhouse Home for Aged Women Marker
Main inscription
Inscription.  This house was built about 1811 for Benjamin W. Crowninshield, 1772-1851, member of Congress and Secretary of the Navy under Madison and Monroe.

Here was born William Crowninshield Endicott, 1826-1900, Justice of our Supreme Judicial Court and Secretary of War under Cleveland.

Residence of General James Miller, the hero of Lundy’s Lane, while collector of the port from 1825-1849.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkWomen.
 
Location. 42° 31.284′ N, 70° 53.248′ W. Marker is in Salem, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of Derby Street and Orange Street, on the left when traveling east on Derby Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 180 Derby Street, Salem MA 01970, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Central Wharf (within shouting distance of this marker); Salem Maritime National Historic Site (within shouting distance of this marker); The Custom House (within shouting distance of this marker); Derby Wharf (within shouting
Brookhouse Home for Aged Women Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, August 29, 2016
2. Brookhouse Home for Aged Women Marker
Tablet on the house itself
distance of this marker); Wharves in the Late 1800s (within shouting distance of this marker); Privateer Warehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Derby House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pedrick Store House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salem.
 
Brookhouse Home for Aged Women Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, August 29, 2016
3. Brookhouse Home for Aged Women Marker
The house itself
Brookhouse Home for Aged Women Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, August 29, 2016
4. Brookhouse Home for Aged Women Marker
Additional house sign
General James Miller<br>“The Hero of Lundy’s Lane” image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
5. General James Miller
“The Hero of Lundy’s Lane”
from Perley's Reminiscences by Ben. Perley Poore, 1886
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2016. This page has been viewed 180 times since then. Last updated on August 24, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 1, 2016, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida.   5. submitted on August 24, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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