SV022 — Nelson Dionne Collection. View looking from Broad St. toward Gedney Cut, with two homes on Summer St. in view. Part of the Salem Normal School on Broad St. is visible to the right as well.
Published by photographer Edwin N. Peabody, c. 1878-94. According to Salem city directories, the photographer boarded at the home to the left (the house of his father, merchant Alfred Peabody) from 1869 to 1886.
The Alfred Peabody House was taken down when Gedney Cut was expanded and extended into Gedney St. during the construction of Salem Post Office in the 1930's. The home to the right, known as the Henry Derby House, is extant at 47 Summer St.
Salem, Summer Street, Gedney Cut, Alfred Peabody House, Henry Derby House, Salem Normal School