73 Essex Street, Salem, Massachuetts, 01970
The Narbonne House was built in 1675 for butcher Thomas Ives. It is a remarkable example of a middle-class family home of the 17th and 18th centuries. The taller section of the building is the original house. It still has its original pointed, or peaked, roof and its original brick chimney. When the house was first built, it only had a single room on the first floor, called the hall, a single room on the second floor (the hall chamber), an attic and a shallow root cellar. Later owners added a kitchen on the back of the house, and a smaller addition on the side that has a parlor on the first floor and a chamber on the second.
The Northeast Museum Services Center Archaeology Blog
The National Park Service's Northeast Museum Services Center provides support for the museum collections in the National Park Services' northeast region. The archaeologists, curators, archivists, and conservators at the center assist staff at the National Park Service sites to document, properly store, and repair objects that are on display in the historic buildings and galleries, or stored at the parks for study. During a recent project to rehouse the over 150,000 artifacts found in the Narbonne House backyard, the staff in the archaeology lab blogged about some of the amazing artifacts they found in the collection.
Last updated: July 2, 2021