Massachusetts Preservation Grant Awarded to the Brookhouse Home
The Brookhouse Home was awarded $10,000 for Window Repair and Restoration. Listed as the Benjamin W. Crowninshield House (c.1810), the original owners of our home, the grant funding reinforces the great needs that our many historic buildings have and the amount of work the organizations responsible for them undertake. The work we do today ensures these important parts of our history and community remain for the future.
“It is such an honor for us to receive this prestigious grant,” said Judy Kane, Administrator of the Brookhouse Home. “We cherish the history of our home, designed and built by Samuel McIntire originally for Benjamin Crowninshield, and we feel so fortunate that Preservation Massachusetts and the 1772 Foundation also supports our efforts to preserve and maintain this beautiful home.” Please read more here.
Historic Salem celebrates 75-year legacy of preservation
In 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 »