Cell: (978) 317-1084
The William Haskell House
11 Lincoln Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
Located off Hwy 133 (Essex Avenue) between Gloucester and Essex
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The current owners of the William Haskell House, Fred and Pam Grote, are passionate about first period homes, colonial American life, early antiques, gardening, entertaining – and their dogs! It is these passions that compelled their search for a first period home, and ultimately lead them to purchase the Haskell House in 2012.
Their search took many years of travels to New England looking for the combination of an original, property with historical provenance in a private setting that could ultimately provide visitors with an unsurpassed experience. They knew the William Haskell House embodied the period ambiance and historic attributes they sought so long to find! Restoring and furnishing the home to its original beauty has been a labor of love for the couple.
The Grote's have had hands-on experience in conserving the Grote family home, in Pittsfield, Illinois, which was built in the 1840's. This home, known as the William Grimshaw House, is also filled with many period-correct antiques, and historic family keepsakes.
Fred's family is connected to Massachusetts via his ancestor William Brewster, one of the Mayflower pilgrims. After purchasing the Haskell House, the couple made the astonishing discovery that Fred was a direct descendant of the home's original owner - William Haskell!