West vs. West

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  Miniature Portraits of Captain Nathaniel West and Elizabeth Derby West Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Mass. Captain Nathaniel West (1758-1851), who built the Salem Inn’s West House in 1834, eloped with the daughter of Elias Hasket Derby, Elizabeth “Betsey” Derby, in 1783. Elias Derby owned or held shares in many privateering ships during the American Revolution, which made him …

The Salem Inn Is Rising to New Heights

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  Built in 1834, the West House of the Salem Inn Bed and Breakfast is a fine example of Federalist architecture. It consists of 3 townhouses, 5,7, and 9 Summer Street. As such, it has lots of staircases. Some are grand; others small and winding. We have wanted to meet our guests’ desire for an elevator to bring their luggage …