Bridge Street Neck Historic District
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. Read how Worldly Salemites skillfully transported themselves around the world and made Salem the richest port in America in the 1800’s.
Northey Street was laid out in 1807 by an agreement between Abijah Northey, Moses Hale, and Ezra Northey. It is only about a block away from the Salem Common and the Salem Witch Museum. A 10-15 minute walk to all major attractions, restaurants, train and water front. Save $ & time and do what most guests do, park the car and forget it!
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 (2nd oldest cemetery where Giles Cory was pressed to death), The Old Jail (longest operating jail in America), & across from what was once the Parker Brother’s Monopoly & Games Manufacturing site (now a yellow complex of apartments).