Aaron A. Rutherford purchased the land in 1860 and built the house soon afterward. He was the owner of the property until after 1914. In 1906 the High St. bridge was constructed which isolated this section of High St. from the rest of the roadway. This is a simple foursquare house with Italianate trim found on the eaves, a popular Ipswich variety: a cut out, repeated, trefoil design. There is a bracketed door hood and denticular trim over the door.
Source: MACRIS, Anne Grady for the Ipswich Historical Commission