SV008 — Nelson Dionne Collection. Birdseye view of Salem taken from the (non-extant) cupola of the Asiatic Building on Washington Street, looking west.
Some properties in view in the foreground are the Isabella T. Marston house at 140 Washington (bottom-left; today, a brick commercial block), and a house (center-right) split into separate properties owned by Andrew Haraden, of the Boston Express, and merchant John C. Osgood at 3 and 5 Barton Square, respectively (today, the site is partly a parking lot).
In the background, the Salem Normal School on Broad Street (left) and the spire of the South Church on Chestnut Street (far right) are visible. The South Church was destroyed by fire in 1903.
Aerial View, Salem, Asiatic Building