The Hawthorne Hotel is located on Washington Square W in Salem, Massachusetts. The origin of the hotel dates back to 1923, when more than thousand local citizens, who felt the need for their city to have a modern hotel, bought stocks in the hotel and gave financial support for its construction. The Hawthorne opened in July of 1925, named for famed local author Nathaniel Hawthorne. The hotel has seen visits by Presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton, along with Walter Cronkite and Bette Davis. Their most famous guests might have been the cast of Bewitched, who filmed several episodes here in Salem in 1970. The standing sets for the show had recently been damaged in a fire, and needing a place to film the producers came up with the idea to do some location shooting in Gloucester and Salem. In June of 1970 the cast, including actress Elizabeth Montgomery, moved into the Hawthorne amid fanfare, and shot in and around the town. The episodes made their way onto the show's seventh season that fall. The Hawthorne is part of the Historic Hotels of America.