Signs of Tunnels in Custom House in Salem

A Lot of what you will see is the original tunnel clues from George Crowninshield’s Sr. home. The door probably led to the basement of the Bonded Warehouse. These pictures are under the building in the front.

They tended to leave the basements intact with the old tunnel connections when they built a new home on the property. When they built the Custom House Lord, McIntyres, Roberts, and Upham were involved. These were the guys who were building all of the homes in Salem that were attached to the tunnels. You can see the sealed entrance below the furnace, the arch supports you would see in tunnels and subways in the ceiling, and the fireplace arches with sealed stairs going down into the tunnels.

Cheers,
Chris

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First Boy’s Club and the Tunnels of Salem

Have you heard of Fagin and the Artful Dodger?

Tunnel under Downing Block

Tunnel under the Downing Block in Salem. In this building the Boys & Girls Club was founded. The building on top was recently removed exposing where the tunnel went beyond the iron door. In every location this club was in, the buildings gave these poor boys access to the tunnels in town. Also rooms off of this tunnel was used for the Underground Railroad.

Read Salem Secret Underground The History of the Tunnels in the City to find out more. The book everyone digs!!