Historic Real Estate: Distiller, Druggist, & Confectioner Edition

Posted on: January 20th, 2012 by David Garber


Classic New England. (Photo: National Trust for Historic Preservation)

64 Liberty Street - Newburyport, Massachusetts

Originally only four rooms with a center chimney and an asymmetrical facade, this home was expanded over time by its original chain of owners: a shipwright (1755), a distiller (1784), a druggist (1797), and a confectioner (1804).


The original kitchen is now the dining room. (Photo: National Trust for Historic Preservation)

A massive eight foot wide working fireplace with two bread ovens, brick hearth and raised panels are the main feature of the original kitchen, now the dining room. Don't worry, a high-end chefs kitchen (stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, the works) is right next door.


Huge master bedroom with fireplace? Yes, please. (Photo: National Trust for Historic Preservation)

The second floor features two generous bedrooms, each with their own fireplace. A common bathroom is fitted out with radiant heat floors, an Italian limestone double vanity, and a marble-walled rain shower.

David Garber is the blog editor at the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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