1967The Parsons-Morse House was given to Charles Olson.People and Communities, Arts and Culture, Location and Setting, Buildings & Architecture, Notable People

The Parson-Morse house was slated to be demolished for a road widening project. Charles Olsen wrote several letters to the Gloucester Daily Times to try and save the building, 1965. Charles A. Lowe, Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Photo 14254
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The condemned building was being considered for demolition when Olson offered to take ownership to preserve the historic house. The city council gave it to Olson in December 1966 with the understanding that it be moved due to the need to straighten the road. Unfortunately, the house could not be moved and it was razed.

Gloucester City Archives, 1966 City Council Document, #7
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