Salem in Essex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
The Pedrick Store House
In 2003, the National Park Service acquired the structure and dismantled the frame. After repair, the frame was reassembled here on Derby Wharf, using period building techniques. A new roof, windows, and clapboards restored the structure to its 19th century appearance.
The Store House retained much of its earlier appearance into the 1900s, when these photos were taken.
The building shortly before disassembly.
Raising the “bents” into place, Derby Wharf, 2008.
The fully assembled frame, Derby Wharf, 2008.
In 1905-6, the building was altered by its new owner, the Marblehead Transportation Company, for use by the
From the end of World War II to 1978, when the Town of Marblehead purchased the building, it was the harbor’s commercial hub. Boating supplies, fuel, ferry services, and transport to moorings could be obtained at the facility, shown here in 1950.
The open floor plan of the second floor sail loft made the building a good place for special events. This photo of the Russell family reunion from around 1900 shows the interior of the building much like it appears today.
Erected by National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce.
Location. 42° 31.245′ N, 70° 53.201′ W. Marker is in Salem, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Marker can be reached from Derby Street. The marker is at Salem Maritime National Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 177 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. Wharves in the Late 1800s (within shouting distance of this marker); Derby Wharf (within shouting distance of this marker); The Custom House (within shouting distance of this marker); Central Wharf (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Salem Maritime National Historic Site (about 300 feet away); Privateer Warehouse (about 300 feet away); Derby House (about 300 feet away); Home for Aged Women (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salem.
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