Special Wednesday Evening Presentation: Jim McAllister
Wednesday, April 6, 2022
More Than Just McIntire
Sure, Salem is famous for its architectural and design genius, Samuel McIntire. But there’s a whole lot more building talent to tout within these 8 square miles! Here’s a look at some other local architects-builders— including but not limited to Charles Bulfinch, Ernest Machado, William Rantoul, and Enoch Fuller—and a sampling of their respective contributions to Salem’s magnificent architectural heritage.
Salem’s Official Historian, Jim McAllister, will take us through the highlights of some of these also-known and lesser-known buildings and builders, as well as some of their more famous residents. Jim has conducted countless tours of, and lectured extensively about, the history of Salem and Boston’s North Shore. Through the international Elderhostel program Jim taught more than 250 courses on local history, architecture and art. He has also served as an historic consultant to many local organizations and institutions.
He was the recipient of both the Essex National Heritage Commission’s first ever Heritage Hero Award and the regional Storyteller Award given by the North of Boston Visitor and Convention Bureau.
This lecture will be presented on Zoom. Reservations are a must!
$10.00 members, $15.00 non-members