Proctor, John, House (NRIS 90000253)
348 Lowell St.,
MA. County/parish: Essex.
1 contributing building.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
March 09, 1990.
Part of First Period Buildings of Eastern Massachusetts TR
- John Proctor House (Peabody, Massachusetts)
- The John Proctor House is a historic First Period house at 348 Lowell Street in Peabody, Massachusetts. According to local tradition, this wood frame house was occupied by John Proctor, who was convicted and hanged for witchcraft in the 1692 Salem witch trials. However, stylistic analysis of house's construction suggests it was more likely built c. 1700 by Proctor's son Thorndike, who bought the property from Charles Downing around that time. The house remained in the Proctor family into the mid 19th century. (read more...)