Vintage Salem Morning!

Archer Building that sat previous on this location the Hawthorne Hoptel is on now.

Location of the Hawthorne Hotel. This is the Franklin Building which was originally called the Archer Block and later Wakefield Place. The Parker Brothers had their first toy store in this building. The drug dealer Thomas Perkins gave the property to the Salem Marine Society in his will. After suffering 6 fires the Salem Marine Society sold it to Frank Poor to build his hotel for his Sylvania business clients. They had one condition, they get to keep their clubhouse on the roof.