Before I got to the Library, I passed this 1785 house on the left.
Salem Public Library is located in the Historic District of Salem, Massachusetts in an 1855 renovated brick mansion originally owned by sea merchant .)
Display about the Great Fire in June 1914.Entrance to the History room. Did you notice the door? I saw all the usual Essex County genealogy books, I've used elsewhere. However, the reference librarian showed me an 1832 city directory, (for my family) that was held in another location, which was pretty nice. There were two computers for genealogists only, and each had subscription databases downloaded. They were Ancestry, Heritage Quest and NEHGS (AmericanAncestors). Behind the reference librarian are a large number of drawers with microfilm, but I wasn't allowed to photograph it!
Since I have quite a number of early Salem ancestors, I've used most of these books.
Main entrance, with great ceiling. This used to be a private residence.The Library is on the left. I took this so you could see one of the many large homes on this street. It's a beautiful area.