James Putnam Jr. House

The James Putnam Jr. House is a historic First Period house in Danvers, Massachusetts. It is a 2+12-story wood-frame structure, five bays wide, with a gambrel roof pierced by three interior chimneys. The house was built in stages, beginning in about 1715 as a typical First Period double pile house, with a center entrance, chimney and winder staircase (two stories, two rooms wide and one deep). To this another double pile structure was added to the front in the mid 1700’s creating an early Federal style central hall structure. This expansion was completed by the last Attorney General to King George III, who fled to Nova Scotia at the beginning of the Revolution. The house's most prominent Colonial resident was Colonel Timothy Pickering, who leased it from 1802 to 1804, when he was serving as United States Senator.[2]

James Putnam Jr. House
James Putnam Jr. House at 42 Summer Street
James Putnam Jr. House is located in Massachusetts
James Putnam Jr. House
James Putnam Jr. House is located in the United States
James Putnam Jr. House
Location42 Summer Street,
Danvers, Massachusetts
Coordinates42°34′33″N 70°56′58″W / 42.57583°N 70.94944°W / 42.57583; -70.94944
Architectural styleColonial
MPSFirst Period Buildings of Eastern Massachusetts TR
NRHP reference No.90000205[1]
Added to NRHPMarch 9, 1990

The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.[1]

See also



  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for James Putnam Jr. House". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2015-07-01.