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Salem, Massachusetts: House of Metal Creatures

Herb Mackey has spent years filling his small yard with home-made junk art of dinosaurs and robots. Prime real estate next to the Salem Ferry ensures a steady stream of eyeballs.

5 Blaney St., Salem, MA
Follow signs to the Salem Ferry. The house stands next to the entrance to the ferry's parking lot.
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Metal creature.

House of Metal Creatures

The artist is a local Salem treasure - Herb Mackey. This is the first attraction I take visitors to who visit me in Salem. His art changes over time - I've taken shots of a number of sculptures over the years.

[MPress, 07/20/2009]

Sonja and the metal creature.

House of Metal Creatures

There is this house on route to the Ferry in Salem, that is surrounded by wonderful creatures made of scraps of metal. They reside in the yard, both front and back, and they beckon you to come closer for a better look. Go ahead, they won't bite...or at least I don't think they will...

Other than the initials H.M., the artist behind these masterpieces is unknown (at least to me), but he has left a sign for all to enter, and gives you the opportunity to bring some of his magic home with you.

[Sonja Rout, 08/28/2007]

Nearby Offbeat Places

House of the Seven GablesHouse of the Seven Gables, Salem, MA - < 1 mi.
World of Witches MuseumWorld of Witches Museum, Salem, MA - < 1 mi.
Salem Witch MuseumSalem Witch Museum, Salem, MA - < 1 mi.
In the region:
Washington Stood Here, Boston, MA - 15 mi.

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