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Witch Museum: 1910

Witch Museum: 1910

Salem, Mass., circa 1910. "Salem Witch Museum (former East Church), 19½ Washington Square." Be sure to stop by our gift shop's exclusive boo-tique. 8½ x 6½ inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

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Take a Little Off the Towers

The towers were lowered rather than being rebuilt around 1925. It did not become the Witch Museum until 1972. Interesting history of church here.

Lowered Towers

Probably lowered so the Witches wouldn't crash into them while flying their brooms.

Witch Museum

19 1/2 North Washington Square. I wonder why they lowered those towers?

Trunk scars

Anyone know what those scars around the tree trunks are from?

[They appear to be applications of an insect barrier like those seen in this photo and described in the comments. - tterrace]

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