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Someone Lived Here

History • Arts • Leisure

A nonfiction history podcast telling the stories of interesting and creative people by touring their old homes.

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The Rebecca Nurse Homestead and The Salem Witch Trials

Oct 18 • 23:41

In the fourth episode of season 3, Kendra brings you to The Rebecca Nurse Homestead in Danvers, Massachusetts. The home was the final home of Rebecca Nurse, an older religious woman accused and executed on the charges of being a witch. By learning Rebecca's story, we better understand the events that led to the death of 20 people in the Salem Witch Trials, including her si...

The House of the Seven Gables

Oct 4 • 23:18

In the third episode of season 3, Kendra Gaylord brings you to The House of the Seven Gables in Salem, Massachusetts. The home was the inspiration of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The House of the Seven Gables and was owned in the 1800s by his cousin Susannah Ingersoll. The home was originally built by Captain John Turner and was in his family for three generations....

Henry Davis Sleeper's Beauport

Jun 28 • 28:13

In the second episode of season 3, Kendra brings you to Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Henry Davis Sleeper was one of the first professional interior designers in the US. His work used salvaged material, color, and light to create spaces overflowing with personality. Beauport, built in 1907, became a portfolio of his work, with 5 dining ro...

Theodate Pope Riddle's Hill-Stead Museum

Apr 26 • 37:07

In the first episode of season 3, Kendra brings you to the Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington, Connecticut. Theodate Pope Riddle designed this home, her first architectural project, as a retirement home for her parents. Throughout the episode, we learn about her close friendship with Mary Hillard, her fixation on communicating with the dead, and her near-death experience on t...

The Greenwood District: before and after the Tulsa Massacre

Jun 15 • 27:00

In the season finale of Someone Lived Here we learn the story of the Greenwood District in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The neighborhood was 35 blocks and became known as Black Wall Street. It was a thriving black community that was the site of The Tulsa Massacre. It would later be rebuilt even bigger than before, but today very few original buildings are still standing. We also follo...

Victoria Woodhull's Murray Hill Mansion

Jun 1 • 24:22

In this episode of Someone Lived Here, we follow the life of Victoria Woodhull starting at her mansion at 15 East 38th Street in Murray Hill, which is no longer standing. Then tracing her life back from the small Ohio town where she was born. Victoria started her life as a psychic, became a stockbroker, then a women's rights activist and the first female presidential nominee....

Jack Kirby's Lower East Side Apartment

May 18 • 00:00

In this episode we follow the life of Jack Kirby starting in his childhood apartment on Suffolk Street in the Lower East Side. The tenement is no longer standing, but the characters he created over his decades in the comic book industry are still everywhere you look....

Harriet Jacob's North Carolina Home

May 4 • 21:58

Woody Guthrie's Mermaid Avenue Apartment

Apr 20 • 19:57

Maudslay and the work of Martha Brookes Hutcheson

Apr 6 • 14:39

In the second season of Someone Lived Here, Kendra explores homes that are no longer standing from self-isolation. This week, we explore Maudslay State Park, formerly the Maudsleigh Estate. The park was once the country home of Frederick Strong Moseley and his family. In 1904, he commissioned the architectural landscape design of Martha Brookes Hutcheson. Her designs sti...

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