Gardiner-Pingree HouseEdit profile
Gardiner-Pingree House is a National Historic Landmark at 128 Essex Street in Salem, Massachusetts.
The house was built in 1804 by Samuel McIntire in a Federal style. It was added to the National Historic Register in 1970.
The house is owned by the Peabody Essex Museum as part of the Essex Institute, and is open for guided tours. It features 18th and early 19th century furnishings.
The house was the site of the notorious 1830 murder of Capt. Joseph White, whose death prompted a famous trial prosecuted by Daniel Webster. The trial inspired Edgar Allan Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne.
The house was one of the filming locations for the 1979 Merchant Ivory film adaptation of Henry James' novel The Europeans.