Salem, Massachusetts, is home to one of the largest collections of historic architecture in the United States. Noted architectural historian Bryant F. Tolles Jr. presents an illustrated guide and walking tour that covers more than three centuries of distinct building styles. The book discusses over 350 buildings and complexes, with individual entries and photographs for nearly 230 structures. Houses owned by the Peabody Essex Museum are among the historical buildings featured, including the John Ward House (circa 1684), the Crowninshield-Bentley House (circa 1727), and the Ropes Mansion (circa 1727 and 1894), as well as the Peirce-Nichols House (circa 1782) and Gardner-Pingree House (circa 1805), designed by Samuel McIntire. Ideal reading for the avid walker or armchair traveler, the guide covers Salem’s architecture from the early seventeenth century through the Georgian, Federal, Victorian, modern, and contemporary periods.