House History Options
If you are wondering about a house history for your home, and you did not find one in our data base, Historic Salem, Inc. offers the following two options.
Deed Chart (Tier 1 House History)
This option includes a deed search that traces ownership of the house and determines and/or confirms the original or approximate building date and owner (and architect when applicable).
A Full House History (Tier 2 House History)
This option includes a full house history that traces ownership of the house, determines and/or confirms original or approximate building date, owner, and architect (when applicable), and provides a social narrative of previous occupants (occupations, children, heritage, etc.) and contextual history (i.e., what was going on in Salem or the neighborhood during the house’s existence).
Once one of these research methods is complete and the date and owner are determined and/or confirmed, we share the researcher-suggested wording of the plaque for your approval.
Already a members? Current members receive a $25 discount off of any house history that includes a plaque.
You can also purchase a house history without a plaque; simply subtract $115 from the total cost ($150 for a Tier 1 house history & $375 for a Tier 2 house history).
Historic Salem, Inc. is in the process of reviewing and expanding the existing House History and Plaque program and reserves the right to change product descriptions and pricing at the discretion of the organization.