Joshua Ward House
|Location||148 Washington Street,|
|Part of||Downtown Salem District (ID83003969)|
|NRHP reference No.||78000481|
|Added to NRHP||February 8, 1978|
|Designated��CP||October 18, 1983|
The Joshua Ward House is a historic house in Salem, Massachusetts. The three-story Federal style brick house, built in 1784, is one of the first brick houses in Salem. Its interior woodwork was done by noted Salem builder and woodworker Samuel McIntire, including an original staircase that is the oldest surviving staircase created by him. George Washington is reported to have specifically requested staying in this house when he visited Salem in 1789.
The building has an austere brick exterior laid in Flemish bond. Its four chimneys were damaged by storms in its early years, and again in the 1938 New England Hurricane. The house was used in the 19th century as a tavern. It was built on the same site as the former home of Sheriff George Corwin, famously associated with the Salem witch trials.
In 2015 it was turned into a hotel.
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Salem, Massachusetts
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Essex County, Massachusetts
- List of historic houses in Massachusetts
Media related to Joshua Ward House at Wikimedia Commons
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
- "MACRIS inventory record for Joshua Ward House". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-01-09.
- "For Sale in Salem: Warning, Possibly Haunted". Salem, Massachusetts Patch.