Location, Location, Location
Northey Street House is situated in the Bridge Street Neck Historic District, between the North River and Collins Cove. It is where European colonists Roger Conant and 15 men and their families known as the Old Planters first settled in 1626.
The penninsula starts at the intersection of 3 very historical places namely The Salem Jail (1813-1991), Monopoly Manufacturing Plant (1883-1994), and Howard Street Cemetery and goes up to the Salem to Beverly Bridge where the new (2016) Remond Park & Pier is located.
Bridge Street Neck has always been a major transportation corridor, first serving as the route to the ferry and bridge, later serviced by streetcars and rail, and today connecting Salem to Beverly.
Northey Street was laid out in 1807 by an agreement between Abijah Northey, Moses Hale, and Ezra Northey.
If you ever arrive early on a nice Spring day, you may find me tending to the traffic island gardens that Northey Street House sponsors in the green space in front of the Howard Street Cemetery, The Old Jail, & across from the yellow complex of apartments that was once the Parker Brother’s Monopoly & Games Manufacturing site.