Pink House 3, digital painting by and © Mary Baker
The house's notoriety is in part due to a popular local urban legend about its creation. The story suggests the house's location was a result of a divorce in which the wife demanded an exact replica of their Newburyport house, but failed to specify the location, resulting in the spiteful husband building it on the edge of town, in the Great Marsh with saltwater plumbing. For this reason, the building is often listed as an example of a spite house.
Poster of the Pink House was for “If This House Could Talk” – 2018
An effort is being made to save the Pink House. You can learn more about that initiative here.
Check Out The Interactive History Map
More information about Newburyport and its history can be found on the interactive history map, “Newburyport – Keeping the Story Alive.”
Solve The Pink House Puzzle
Press the icon to play the puzzle on a full screen or tap here to expand the image.