The Jeremiah Lee Mansion was built in 1768 for Jeremiah Lee, the wealthiest merchant and ship owner in Massachusetts at this time. The Jeremiah Lee Mansion now owned by the Marblehead Museum and is operated by Historical Society as a house museum.
The Jeremiah Lee Mansion - Built in 1768, it was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1960 as one of the finest Late Georgian houses in the United States. Image by by Daderot . Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.
Backstory and Context
The structure is widely recognized as one of the best examples of Late Georgian architecture. The mansion has been well-preserved by local historical societies and includes some of the original wallpaper, along with the original Rococo carved woodwork. The house is furnished with an outstanding collection of early American furniture, including examples by Boston, Salem and Marblehead cabinet-makers.