The 3-story original building was the 10-room Bowditch School that was built in 1870. It was named for the famous navigator, astronomer and mathematician, Nathaniel Bowditch.  It was remodeled and enlarged in 1917-1918 with a 2-story addition and functioned as a school until the late 1970s-early 1980s. The building was converted to condominiums in 1985. There are 28 units in Bowditch Place, which include both single and multi-level homes. 


 A home in the Bowditch Place Condominiums has so much to offer, including:

  • Secured entrances
  • High ceilings / beautiful, large historic windows
  • Central A/C & heat
  • Washer/Dryer facilities
  • Locking storage units in the basement for each unit
  • A community bicycle/stroller storage area in the basement
  • One deeded off-street parking space per unit 
  • Beautifully landscaped, spacious outdoor common areas
  • Pet friendly
  • Professionally managed


Witchcraft Heights

gr. K-5  (1.0 mi.)

Collins Middle School

gr. 6-8  (0.3 mi.)

Salem High School

gr. 9-12  (0.9 mi.) 



MBTA Commuter Rail    (Purple Line)  (0.6 mi.)

Salem Ferry (discount for residents)  (2 mi.)



Leslie’s Retreat Dog Park (incl. off-leash area)  (0.2 mi.) 

Peabody Essex Museum (PEM)*, Salem Trolley*, Essex Pedestrian Mall, movie theater  (approx. 1 mi.)


*free to Salem residents with proof of residency