Street Address
171 Holten Street
Danvers, MA 01923
Mailing Address
171 Holten Street
Danvers, MA 01923
Staff
Darlene Scotti-Tribou, Registrar

Description

"The General Israel Putnam Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, has enjoyed a distinguished and esteemed one hundred year history. It was organized and has been run by a long line of dedicated, committed women, who descended from many different founders and leaders of our great nation. On April 19, 1895 twenty charter members formed the chapter in honor of General Israel Putnam, a Revolutionary War soldier, born in Danvers, Massachusetts, January 7, 1718.

Located in the Historic District of Danvers (once Salem Village, infamous for the Witchcraft Delusion of 1692), primarily constructed in 1670, acquired by our chapter for a meeting place, recorded in the National Register as significant to the Historic District in 1979, declared a National Historic Site in 1986, commended for careful restoration by the Danvers Historical Commission in 1989, the Judge Samuel Holten House bears the name of our Representative to and former President of the First Continental Congress, a physician, patriot, judge, and statesman. The grounds also contain a PRIVY, circa 1823 , featured with a picture and text in Richard S. Barlow's book, The Vanishing American Outhouse. The land and buildings continue to occupy the attention of a diligent, resourceful, and dedicated Standing Committee."

Owned by the General Israel Putnam Chapter since 1921, the Judge Samuel Holten House is architecturally unique in that it allows us to see its chronological development during the seventeeth, eighteenth, and nineteeth centuries.

Our chapter meetings are held at the chapter home, the Judge Samuel Holten House. Guests, prospective members, and gentlemen are welcome to attend all meetings, except the Annual Meeting.