President Immerman’s House: Santa Would Be Proud to Call “Home”

December 14, 2011

This year’s 32nd Annual Christmas in Salem Historic House Tour included President Steve Immerman’s home, which was one of this year’s favorites! Linda Orlomoski and her friend Juli Lederhaus, from Salem’s Hawthorne Hotel, were given a private tour of President Immerman and his wife Darcy’s home (The Clarence S. Clark House near the Salem Public Library) and couldn’t help but relish in the experience!

“From the time I walked up the front steps and past the Ionic columns to stand under the semi-circular portico to enter the house through the wreath-adorned front door to the time I went back out the front door and down those same steps, I was totally enchanted and – to borrow Walt’s word – smitten!” … “When I was told that we had been given the opportunity to see the house, I was also told that the homeowner collected Santas and that she had over 500 but I must have heard her wrong as that number was a just a teensy-tiny bit off. As it turned out there was probably triple that number if not more! That’s a lot of Santas in one house but with over 5,000 square feet and 13 rooms!” … “I walked around and continued to take pictures feeling like I stepped into the pages of an issue of House Beautiful.”

Click here to read Linda’s blog post and learn more about the history of the Immerman’s Clarence S. Clark House, Darcy’s collection of Santas, and what makes their home so spectacular this holiday season! If you’d like to see more pictures of their home, visit Linda’s photo gallery at SmugMug page.