Home of witch tri­als vic­tim John Proc­tor on the mar­ket

Boston Herald - - BIZ SMART -

A house where a vic­tim of the Salem witch tri­als once lived is on the mar­ket for $600,000, just in time for Hal­loween.

The nearly 4,000-square-foot home built in 1638 was once the home of John Proc­tor, who was con­victed of witch­craft and hanged in 1692. The sixbed­room, two-bath­room home is in Pe­abody, which at the time was part of Salem.

Real es­tate agent Joe Cipo­letta of J. Bar­rett and Co. said some parts of the orig­i­nal struc­ture, in­clud­ing wooden beams, are still vis­i­ble. It has been mod­ern­ized and in­cludes an in­ground pool.

The home's owner died ear­lier this month.

Michael Bon­fanti, vice pres­i­dent of the Pe­abody His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety, tells The Salem News the or­ga­ni­za­tion is look­ing into whether it's fea­si­ble to pur­chase the home and make it a pub­lic re­source.

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