Vintage Salem Morning

Corner of Essex Street and Saint Peter’s Street

Corner of Essex Street and St. Peters Street with Sign reading Ted Coles

This is the second location of Ted Cole’s Music shop. The first I believe was on the corner of Front and Central Street in a building replaced by a cherry dogwood tree and an air conditioner unit. Previously in the location above was an Eaton Pharmacy. Now the East India Mall and the fountain have closed off Saint Peter’s access to this corner. Can you name where Ted Cole’s final location was?

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Vintage Salem Morning!

Thomas Perkins House at 7 Ash Street.

Thomas Perkins became an opium dealer after he escaped with his life from the Haitian Slave Revolt and gave up slave trading for opium dealing. He was responsible for almost 80% of China’s youth being addicted. This is the house one stubborn Salem lady ended urban renewal in Salem when she refused to move.

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