JOHN WARD HOUSE
The Joshua Ward House is a historic house at 148 Washington Street in Salem, Massachusetts. The three story Federal style brick house, built in 1784, is one of the first brick houses in Salem. Its interior woodwoork was done by noted Salem builder and woodworker Samuel McIntire, including an original staircase that is the oldest surviving staircase created by him. George Washington is reported to have specifically requested staying in this house when he visited Salem in 1789.