Brookhouse in the News

Historic Salem celebrates 75-year legacy of preservation

Judy Kane, Adimistrator Brookhouse HomeIn the 1940s, the city threatened to tear down the Salem Witch House in order to enlarge North Street. A group of individuals helped raise more than $40,000 to move the house back about 35 feet from Essex Street. Soon, it was designated as a museum and now brings in over a quarter million dollars annually for the city. This event launched a wave of preservation in Salem and led to the creation of Historic Salem, Inc. … read more »

 

Brookhouse Home gets $250,000 Cummings grant

Brookhouse Home, a rest home for senior women, has been awarded a $250,000 sustaining grant from the Cummings Foundation, to be disbursed over 10 years. The Salem nonprofit is one of several organizations sharing in the foundation’s $25 million grant program for 2019 … read more »

Brookhouse gets a new roof

Wondering what all the staging is for at the Brookhouse Home on Derby Street? Workers are repairing all seven chimneys and replacing the slate roof on the historic, red-brick mansion, which dates to … read article »