>> Thursday, January 14, 2010
At left, the house known as "the Witch's House" due to Jonathan Corwin and son George's involvement in the witch trials.
According to Historic Salem, Inc., it was built in 1672 by Capt. Nathaniel Davenport of Boston, then purchased only partially completed in 1675 by Jonathan Corwin for himself and his family.
In 1944, it was saved from demolition by the formation of Historic Salem, Inc. and "moved west" from its original location at 312 Essex to 310 1/2 Essex, the NW corner of Essex and North streets.