From 1837 to 1851, Salem directories listed a West India Goods Store on this property. It may have served as a retail store for exotic, luxury goods from the West Indies. Over the years, the building has housed various tenants and businesses. Today, it is used as staff offices.
To learn more about Salem’s trade with the West Indies, and the New England economy’s reliance on slave plantations, visit the History of Slavery at Salem Maritime tour.
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