Can You Name This Salem Location?

Here's a vintage selection from Nelson Dionne -- do you recognize it?

Here's another selection from Nelson Dionne's vintage collection.

Where was this photo snapped?

Tell us in the comments, and we'll have an answer for you on Wednesday.

As always, thank you for sharing, Nelson!

Artie September 23, 2012 at 10:49 AM
This is the corner where Army Barracks is today.
Brenda Marean September 23, 2012 at 10:52 AM
T.R. Kerr Furniture was located on Washington Street across from the Salem News Building on Front St. Brenda Marean
GEORGE CANNEY September 23, 2012 at 11:09 AM
Arthur Ingemi September 23, 2012 at 11:31 AM
This has to be the corner of Washington and Essex; the lady in white on the left is just about where the Samantha's Bewitched Statue is.
SuzannM September 23, 2012 at 11:33 AM
Essex and Washington street . Army Barracks store is where the TR Kerr was.......
gene September 23, 2012 at 11:53 AM
Town House Square looking up Essex St
David Pelletier September 23, 2012 at 11:55 AM
Essex & Washington between Lapham Park & Army Barracks
Susan Gregory Taylor September 23, 2012 at 12:11 PM
The corner of Washington and Essex Street
Diane Wolf September 23, 2012 at 12:17 PM
It sort of looks like the corner of Essex and Washington - taken from in front of the Daniel Lowes Building looking across Washington and toward Laura Lane's, Harrison's etc.
Ray September 23, 2012 at 12:29 PM
On the corner of Washington and Essex... facing the Witch House
RWSshs66pu70 September 23, 2012 at 01:02 PM
Town House Square facing southwest from the corner of Daniel Lowe's. Wonder what year the office building down the street on the right before you get to Bowman's was built.
roger boulay September 23, 2012 at 01:18 PM
town house sq...taken from in front of daniel lowes
JOSEPH INGEMI September 23, 2012 at 01:36 PM
Vintage Photo, I believe is Essex St heading west from Washington Street. T R Kerr building was originally Webbers furniture store.
Craig Baskis September 23, 2012 at 01:59 PM
Essex and Washington...army barracks now at the corner. I can see he building I live in...pretty wild. Also, Essex doesn't look like it was a one-way back then!
Cheryl September 23, 2012 at 02:06 PM
Looks like a view of Washington St. from the Essex St. intersection (Town House Sq.) taken in the late 60's or very early '70s before the pedestrian mall was built.
Mark Steele September 23, 2012 at 02:17 PM
Is this the corner of Lafayette and Derby looking east? 1968?
Rembus September 23, 2012 at 02:59 PM
I'm guessing the bicycle rider is exiting Norman Street onto Washington St. The TR Kerr furniture store later became National House Furniture.
Kim Madrid September 23, 2012 at 03:34 PM
Its the corner of Washington and Essex St.
Antoine M. Boisvert September 23, 2012 at 03:44 PM
This charming view of Essex street and Washington is just an attempt to divert us from the real issues. Here we go again, divert attention away from the failed policies of the Obama and Driscoll administrations and the democratically controlled everything that will not even vote on the million draconianly brilliant ideas that *I* have had before it that would have us well on the way to recovery! Are they truly incompetent, or are these crypto-socialists tring to bankrupt this quasi-fascist democracy and take our god given right to ad nauseam online ranting? I think NOT! [wink wink]
Nelson Dionne September 23, 2012 at 04:05 PM
Note the direction the cars are going !
David Sanderson September 23, 2012 at 04:26 PM
Salem is so nice and interesting!! Wish I lived there......
john September 23, 2012 at 05:00 PM
Wash and Essex
Aubry Bracco (Editor) September 23, 2012 at 05:05 PM
Hi all, apologies for the delay on the comments. There was a minor glitch this morning. Thanks for your patience. All set now :) Thanks for sharing your history expertise!
Ellen kozik September 23, 2012 at 08:12 PM
On the corner of essex and washington where army barracks is today
Jack Carver September 24, 2012 at 12:59 AM
234 Essex street Late 70's
Lisa Connolly September 24, 2012 at 02:39 AM
That was my beloved grandfather, Theodore Raymond Kerr's furniture store. When I was a young girl, he put a little girls fairy tale, draped canopied white bedroom set in one of the showcase windows. He had wrapped a big pink bow all around it and wished me a Happy Birthday. What wonderful memories! He was such a great man and held the prominent position of three generations past as a furniture entrepreneur here in Salem. We sold the building after he passed away in 1972 and the rest is corner block of Essex and Washington St. condo history! Thank you so much for this beautiful photo, it has sparked a lovely memory snapshot of a lifetime for me! Lisa Connolly.
roger boulay September 24, 2012 at 11:54 AM
relax antoine...
Diane H September 24, 2012 at 08:32 PM
Diane H September 24, 2012 at 08:34 PM
WOW...what a great memory to have...thank you for sharing a special moment with your clearly special grandfather! It is always such a treat when something sparks a special memory such as this...
Carl F. Melin June 22, 2013 at 07:42 PM
Fred Melin Town House square going towards the YMCA on the right.


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