On the Market: 14 Pickman St., Salem
14 Pickman St., Salem
Size: 4,776 square feet
In 1962, Roland and Mary L’Heureux purchased Salem’s Cook-Kimball house as a place to raise their growing family. Before then, the home had only had three previous owners since its construction in the the early 1800s—Robert Cook Jr., a decedent of Henry Cook who was an English immigrant to Salem in 1638, Captain James Staniford Kimball, whose family owned the home until 1923, and Arthur M. Feenan of Salem, who stayed until 1960.
For over 60 years, the L’Heureux family, which grew to include nine siblings, lived on Pickman Street in the ivy-covered house. “It’s near town and close to the beaches, and the fireplaces were always beautiful during the holidays,” says William L’Heureux, who reflected fondly on growing up there.
The home was built by architect Samuel McIntire and is an example of Salem’s Federal Period. With three stories and twelve rooms, ceiling beams and wide-plank hardwood floors, its character is hard to emulate. Cook-Kimball house has ten working fireplaces and intricate woodwork. It includes an updated heating system and roof.
After years of playing hide-and-seek, William L’Heureux says no ghosts were ever spotted at 14 Pickman, but its history and character would make it a great place for a Halloween party.
For information visit doncorbettrealestate.com or contact James M. Herlihy, 508-962-3261.
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