Capt. John Hodges House - 1750

Capt. John Hodges House - 1750 (HM26AG)

Location: Salem, MA 01970 Essex County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 31.354', W 70° 53.275'

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This house was built in 1750 by
Capt. John Hodges, a West Indies
trader. In 1788, it passed to his son,
Capt. Benjamin Hodges.


Benjamin Hodges (1754 - 1806) was one of Salem's most distinguished sea captains of the post-revolutionary era.
A first cousin of the merchant Elias Haskett Derby, he commanded Derby's most famous ships, the "Astrea" and the "Grand Turk."
Between 1785 and 1792, he helped open up America's sea trade with Russia, China and India.
He was the founder and first president (1799 - 1806) of Salem's East India Marine Society (now the Peabody-Essex Museum).

Frank W. Benson (1861 - 1951), the noted American impressionist painter, lived here as a boy in the early 1870's.
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HM NumberHM26AG
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Date Added Monday, March 26th, 2018 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 344930 N 4709525
Decimal Degrees42.52256667, -70.88791667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 31.354', W 70° 53.275'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 31' 21.24" N, 70° 53' 16.5" W
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Area Code(s)978, 781, 617
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 81 Essex St, Salem MA 01970, US
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