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Literature Related to the Turner-Ingersoll House

Literature Related to the Turner-Ingersoll House

Postcard c. 1900; Garden View of The House of the Seven Gables
Postcard c. 1900; Garden View of The House of the Seven Gables
 
Although some scholars, such as Margaret B. Moore, believe that Hawthorne was using the Philip English house in Salem as his model for the house in The House of the Seven Gables, others believe that the Turner-Ingersoll house, where Hawthorne's second cousin, Susan Ingersoll lived, is the model. The Philip English house no longer stands, but the Turner-Ingersoll house does, and accurate or not, it is this house that has acquired the name "The House of the Seven Gables."