By the time of the American Revolution, patriotCaptain Jeremiah Page had settled here, establishinga prosperous brick-making business. An importantcrossroads developed at what is now Elm and HighStreets, where the 1643 Ipswich road bisected the1760's "New Road" to Salem. A popular tavern cateredto the many travelers passing through the area.
During the 1830s this area grew rapidly with theestablishment of eight shoe factories by SamuelPreston, Elias Putname, Joshua Silvester and others,along with two general stores, banks, new homes andchurches. A major fire in 1845 resulted in the wideningof Maple street in Danvers square, and in 1855a combined town house and high school was builtnearby. converging stage, and later trolly lines,and the intersection of two railroads during the19th century firmly established the commercialprominence of "Danvers Plains" for generations to come.
|Placed By||Danvers Preservation Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 9:54am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||19T E 341079 N 4714469|
|Decimal Degrees||42.56628333, -70.93615000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 33.977', W 70° 56.169'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 33' 58.62" N, 70° 56' 10.14" W|
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|Area Code(s)||978, 617, 351|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 31 Maple St, Danvers MA 01923, US|
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