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House Of The Seven Gables

House of seven gables

In 1668, The House of the Seven Gables is a colonial mansion in Salem, Massachusetts. The House of the seven gables can also be referred as the Turner House or Turner-Ingersoll Mansion made famous by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel The House of the Seven Gables (1851). The House of the Seven Gables is one of the oldest surviving timber-framed mansion houses in continental North America. Now, the house turned as a non-profitable museum.

The house was built for Captain John Turner and stayed with the family for three generations. It was built with two-rooms, two and half floors with a projecting front porch and a massive central chimney. It built in a architectural style of Colonial and Georgian. The portion of front porch and massive central chimney now forms the middle of the house and has four windows of the ground-floor wall. The house remodeled into the new Georgian style by John Tuner in the first-half of 18th century and the alterations are preserved. After alterations, the house has 17 rooms which has over 8000 sq.ft. including its basement. After John Tuner lost the family fortune, the house acquired by Ingersoll and he remodeled the house again. In 1908, the house was purchased by Caroline O. Emmerton, founder of the House of Seven Gables Settlement Association. In 1908 to 1910 She restored the house as a museum whose admission fees would support the association.