375 Linebrook Rd., the Thomas Foster house (1800)-This area was settled by Fosters in the mid 17th century and remained in the family until the late 19th century, when it became part of the adjoining David Tullar Perley property. This is one of three traditional five-bay, two-floor Federal houses in Linebrook.
34 Mitchell Road, the Mitchell Farm (1800)-There has been a farm on this site since the late 17th century. Structural evidence suggests that the present house was constructed about 1800. From 1870 until the 20th century the building was owned by the Mitchell family.
34 High Street, the White Horse Inn (1659 / 1763)-John Andrews, innkeeper sold this lot with a house in 1659. The present Federal-era house may date to the possession of Jeremiah Lord in 1763, and took its present appearance around 1800. It stayed in the Lord family into the 20th Century.
16 Mineral Street, Wise Saddle Shop (1801)-Jabez Farley sold this lot to Joseph and John Wise in 1801, and they probably built their small dwelling shortly thereafter. As late as 1832, their house was the only structure on Mineral Street.
1 Lords Square, Payne School (1802)- In 1802, the North District decided to construct a schoolhouse with public subscription. In 1891 it was moved from its previous location where the laundromat is now, and received extensive repairs. Payne School was last used for students in 1942, and since 1972 has served as the Ipswich School superintendent's office.
26 North Main Street, the Agawam House (1806)-Nathaniel Treadwell built the second Treadwell's Inn in 1806. In the mid-1800′s the inn was modernized with Victorian architectural elements and was renamed the Agawam House. It continued to be the town's first class hotel until it closed in the late 1920′s.
36 Candlewood Road, the Martin Keith house (1807, moved 1995)-The Martin Keith House (1807) is a fine Federal era specimen that stood for two centuries in Middleborough MA. by 1990 it was barely salvageable with rotted sills and interior damage. In 1995 buyers from Ipswich agreed to have it restored on their property.
310 High Street, the Stephen Pearson house (1808)-Stephen Pearson served under Benedict Arnold and after Arnold's treason under Colonel Nathaniel Wade of Ipswich. From this farm he sold a wide variety of products including hides, shoes, and black walnuts. Pearson's granddaughter, Emily Pearson Bailey published a book of poems in the late 19th century.
285 High Street, the Daniel Nourse house (1809)-Daniel Nourse, a farmer, bought the property in 1790 and built the present house in 1809. This was the home of John W. Nourse, farmer, civil engineer, and local historian who uncovered hundreds of Native American artifacts in his fields. The Nourse family cemetery is located nearby. A milestone from the Old Bay Road is in the basement wall. This is one of the finest Federal-era houses in Ipswich Village and has fallen into decay through neglect.
35 East Street, the Luther Wait house (1810)-In 1872 Luther Wait removed the County jailor's house to this location. Wait served on several town boards including the school committee and as town assessor, and served two terms as postmaster.
85 County Road, the John Wade house (1810)-The John Wade house was built at the far end of South Green in 1810, but was moved further down County Road in 1948 to make room for the South Green Burial Ground expansion. This house bears remarkable similarity to the homes of housewrights Asa Wade and Samuel Wade, both still standing in their original locations on County Rd. facing the South Green.
290 High Street, the Jacob Pickard house, (1812)-Jacob Pickard, Jr. of Rowley, married Tabitha Jewett in 1788, purchased and inherited land at this location and built this house. He purchased the Jewett sawmill on Dow Brook in 1816, and with his sons, Isaac and Nathaniel, "operated the mill with the old-fashioned up-and-down saw until the later half of the century."
56 Fellows Road, the Josiah Brown house, (1812)-The pasture land along Fellows and Candlewood Roads was purchased in the mid-17th Century by John Brown. His descendant Josiah Brown built this house in 1812. For over two hundred and forty years after John Brown bought the farm, it remained by inheritance in the Brown family through successive generations.
93 High Street, the John Cole Jewett house (1813)-John Cole Jewett bought the High Street estate of Josiah Martin by 1767, when he was mentioned in a deed of an abutter. Jewett's heirs sold the property in 1813 to David Lord. Stylistic evidence indicates that the present house was built shortly before the 1813 transfer.
188 Argilla Road, the Oliver Cogswell house, 1815-Oliver Cogswell built this dwelling about 1815. In the early 20th Century it was purchased by Dr. Joseph L. Goodale of Boston, who improved the plain farm dwelling into an attractive summer home.
29 North Main Street, the Odd Fellows Building (1817)-In 1817 the Probate Court and Registry erected this building for its own use. In the year 1852, the Registry and its records were removed to Salem. By 1884 a second floor had been added, and it housed the Odd Fellows upstairs, with Blake's Drug Store downstairs.
6 East Street, the Daniel Russell house (1818)-In 1818 Daniel Russell bought the land with the old Norton - Cobbet house on it, the home of two of the first pastors of the First Church in Ipswich. Daniel Russell, the son of Henry and Mary Lord Russell. Daniel Russell was born in Ipswich on August 14, 1767 and died on December 29 1837, having lived 70 years. His wife was Sarah Sutton.
10 East Street, the Nathaniel Harris house (1819)-Nathaniel Harris built his home in 1819 on a section of land from the Baker Newman property next door. His widow Elizabeth Staniford lived into her 90's. The county laid a pipe connecting a spring on this land to the house of corrections on Meetinghouse Green.
90 County Road, the William Wade house (1822)-Captain William Wade was a carpenter by trade, and the house features an attractive stairway and handrails in the front entry hall. The Wade family dominated this stretch along County Road.
21 Lakemans Lane, the John Manning Farm (c 1825)-The house and barn at 21 Lakeman's Lane were constructed by John Manning 3rd who inherited the farm from his father. The barn features hand-hewn post and beam framing with gunstock corner posts, and may predate the house.
37 South Main Street, Baker’s Store (b. 1828)- The former Baker's Clothing Store at 37 South Main Street was built in 1828. Properties along the river side of South Main St. were granted in the late 17th Century to establish businesses along the corridor where people entered the Ipswich.
72 County Road, the David Giddings house (1828)-The site of the David Giddings house was bequeathed by Jonathan Wade to his grandson Nathaniel in 1749. In 1828 Wade sold the lot and the shop standing on it to David Giddings, who enlarged it to a two-story dwelling facing the Green.
4 East St., the old Methodist Parsonage, 1830-The house at 4 East Street was constructed about 1830 and served as the Methodist Parsonage. The first sanctuary of the Methodist Church was located next door at the location of the present-day Ipswich Inn.
25 East St, the Stanwood-Willcomb house (1830)-Stephen Stanwood erected this house in 1830 for a fulling mill. Sheep grazed on the bare hills above East and High Streets, and the mill used water that ran from the springs. This is said to be the first house in town to have running water. Fred Willcomb and his brother Lewis E. Willcomb operated a store here at Willcomb's Corner.
25 Market Street, the Nathaniel R. Farley Shoe Factory (1830-56)-One of the oldest commercial buildings still standing on Market Street, it was originally the Nathaniel R. Farley shoe factory. The building was altered in 1856 to its current appearance. In the second half of the 20th Century the building housed Goodhue's Hardware Store,
87 High Street, the Sewall Jewett house (1830)-Jewett in 1830, which is the year in which the house is believed to have been built. He was the son of Moses Jewett and Abigail Pearson, who lived next door at 89 High St. At one time, this side of High Street was lined with homes owned by members of the Jewett Family.
33 East St., the Old Store (1830)-The house at 33 East St. was built in approximately 1830 near the corner of East and County Streets for use as a store by James Quimby, and was moved to this location in 1850 by Joseph Wait.
84 High Street, the John Smith house (c 1830)-This house first appears on the 1832 map of Ipswich, in the possession of John Smith. In 1958 the house was purchased by Wilbur Trask, Many of his photos are featured on this site.
78 County Road, the Samuel Wade house (1831)-In 1831, Samuel Wade purchased a lot and built this house as his home. In the early-mid Twentieth Century, the Samuel Wade house became the Southside Nursing Home, with 20 rooms & 13 bathrooms. It was restored as a private residence by the Marchand family, who made it their home in the 1960’s and 70’s.
296 High Street, the Oliver Bailey house (1831)-Oliver Bailey, a shoe maker who also operated a small farm at this house he built in 1860. He married Judith Howe of Rowley, and their son Eban Howe Bailey lived to be 100 years old, well-known for his popular spiritual musical compositions.
166 Linebrook Road,The William Lummus house (before 1832)-William Lummus had a house here in 1832, and across the street was the Abram Lummus house at the present Kozeneski farm. The present house at 166 Linebrook and the front part of the ancient Kozeneski barn seem to have been built by the Lummus family. The house […]
12 Meeting House Green, the First Church Meeting House (1832)-Built in 1832, the Old Meeting House at 12 Meeting House Green was deeded to the First Church in Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1838 by George W. Heard, Esquire. It has served First church and the community of Ipswich as a Chapel and now as a coffee house and meeting place. The historic building was recently restored.
12 Market Street, the Abraham Wait house (1832)-Constructed in 183, this house is the only surviving early 19th Century brick building on Market Street. Abraham
Wait and his brother operated a shoe store, and over the years the building has been used as a bank, business office, doctors office, and dwelling house.
8 Woods Lane, the James Peatfield house (1833)-ames Peatfield purchased this lot on what was then called Fruit Lane in 1833, one of the earliest brick capes in Ipswich. He sold the house to Asa Kinsman in 1859, and built a large home at 46-48 Washington Street by 1860.
30 South Main Street, the Old Town Hall (1833)-The Unitarians built their church here in 1833 but sold it to the town ten years later to be used as town hall. The lower section was constructed at the corner, the old Unitarian Church was moved on top.
315 High Street, the Apphia Jewett house (1834)-The land in the vicinity of 315 High Street was owned by the Jewett family since it was purchased by Captain Moses Jewett in the third quarter of the 18th century. Olive Jewett married Captain George W. Howe of Rowley on November 26, 1835 and Captain Howe built upon the lot.
18 North Main Street, the Charles Kimball house (1834)-Charles Kimball attained honor as a colonel of the militia, a distinguished probate lawyer, and deacon of the Church. He was one of the original trustees of the Ipswich Female Seminary. The house shares a subdued Greek Revival style with the Stephen Coburn house next door. It is remembered as the home of the Manning School master.
37 East Street, the Stephen Baker house (1834)-The small two story three bay colonial at 37 East Street was built in 1834 by Stephen Baker Jr. as a storehouse for his grocery. The lot was also used a lumber yard and Baker opened a way to the river, constructing a wharf at the end of the lane.
395 Linebrook Rd., the Alvin T. Guilford house (1835)-This house is one of several story-and-one-third cottages constructed in Linebrook in the first half of the 19th century. Alvin T. Guilford, who lived here throughout the second half of the 19th century, was a farmer and shoemaker.
78 Washington Street, the Daniel Haskell House (1835)-The Federal trim and substantial chimneys identify this house as perhaps the earliest of the story-and-one-third 19th century cottages on Linebrook. It is uncertain which Daniel Haskell was the owner, Records show that both died of dementia.
79 High Street, the Thomas H. Lord house (1835)-The ancient Joseph Lord house was at the approximate location of the present Thomas H. Lord house, which was owned at the beginning of the 20th Century by descendants of Joseph Lord. This house appears to have been built between 1814 and 1835.
66 County Road, the Southside Store (1835)-The South Green also had a grocery store for many years. Originally known as the Goodhue Grocery, in the 20th Century it was called the South Side Store. The store closed in 1980.
16 Elm Street, the Baker – Tozer house (1835)-Samuel S. Baker, active in real estate, bought the lot at 16 Elm Street and built this house in 1835. He sold it to shoemaker William S. Tozer (1804-1860) in 1841. The house is said to be three combined structures, one having been moved from a different location.
68 County Road, Calvin Locke’s Folly (1836)-Otis Holmes sold this lot to Calvin Locke in 1835 (286:247)., and this impressive Greek Revival house was built a year later. The size of the house and the tall Greek columns on the front exceeded his resources such that the house came to be called "Locke's Folly." Locke was an overseer in Augustine Heard's lace factory, the Ipswich Manufacturing Company.
34 North Main Street, the William Pulcifer house (1836)- William Pulcifer was a dry goods storekeeper who built the combination storefront, office and residence building at 34 North Main St. in 1836. This Federal- era building is the only brick residence in the Meetinghouse Green Historic District
76 County Road, the Asa Wade house (1836)- Asa Wade, original owner of the South Side Store, bought this property in 1831 and built a house. This building was once identical to house next door, which was built by Samuel Wade, who may have built both houses. The house is front-gabled, but is trimmed with Federal motifs.
10 Woods Lane, the Edward and Eliza Plouff house (1837)-Sanford Peatfield sold this lot to Eliza Plouff, wife of Edward Plouff, Feb 4, 1837. Plouf purchased and operated the old Farley tannery from 1849 to 1863. Their sons John W, and Edward Plouff Jr. both were sent to the front during the Civil War.
10 Summer Street, the Charles C. Cotton House (1841)-The 1832 Ipswich map shows no houses on this side of upper Summer Street, which served as the backyard gardens and orchards for the owners of houses on East Street. Ebenezer Russell of East St. sold Charles Cotton a rear portion of his East Street lot.
31 Jeffreys Neck Road, the Nathaniel Scott house (1838)-The Treadwell family operated a farm at this location for nearly two hundred years. Nathaniel Scott succeeded and built this house in 1838. The residence features original fireplaces, ovens, beams, moldings and flooring.
11 South Village Green, the Gables (1838)-This house was designed by mathematician David Baker as an upscale lodging for lawyers in town for the Ipswich court. He was unable to repay the money he borrowed from Augustine Heard, who took possession. In the 1920's Nellie Huckins purchased the house and ran the Gables Tea Room.
2 Jeffreys Neck Road, the Merrill-Kimball house (1839)-Abigail Holland sold Ezra Merrill, a mariner, 3/4 of an acre in 1839 and he built the present house shortly thereafter. The house was conveyed to his daughter, Kate M. Kimball, upon his death in 1901 An interesting feature in this house is the presence of an oven on the second floor, suggesting that it may have been a 2-family house.
155 Argilla Road, Asa P. Stone house (b. 1839)-This house is said to have beeen moved to this location from Newbury. Architectural features suggest an 18th Century origin. Asa P. Stone acquired possession and built a barn on the property in 1839. That barn was recently moved to Northgate Road and restored.
4-6 Summer Street, the Cotton-Nourse house (1840)-Ebenezer Russell sold this lot to Charles C. Cotton, Feb. 27, 1840. Cotton built a double house, and sold half of the house with a partition running through it, and half of a barn to Foster Russell and Daniel P. Nourse in Feb. 1841. Cotton retained half of the house, but by the late 19th Century the house was owned solely by the Nourse family.
22 Elm St. (1840)-The house at 22 Elm Street sits behind other houses on the street, its foundation resting in the Ipswich River. The Ipswich assessors site gives the date of construction as 1840. The 1856 Ipswich map shows this building as part of a grist mill complex. Several mills operated […]
347 Linebrook Road, the Foster-Conant house (1840)-This building is one of several story-and-one-third 19th century cottages in Linebrook, a popular building type of the mid-19th century. Cyrus Conant, the second owner is said to have been the strongest man in town and "could cut and pile four cords of wood in a day."
419 Linebrook Rd., the Eliza Howe Perley house (1840)-This house was constructed c. by William Perkins Perley shortly after his marriage to Eliza Howe, and was described as "beautiful of situation" and picturesque. Mrs. and Mrs. Perley divorced in 1845, and she acceded to ownership and managed the farm, living there until over 90 years of age
112 High Street, Timothy Ross house, 1840-When the Eastern Railroad was built in 1840, Timothy Ross was building a new house at this location. When the High Street bridge was constructed in the early 20th Century, the road curved in order to preserve the row of houses on the original High Street.
13 Argilla Road, Thomas and Elizabeth Brown house (c 1844)-The simple exterior is enlivened by Victorian elements, including two door hoods with elaborate scroll brackets decorated with incised floral motifs and sunbursts. Thomas Brown is the first known owner of the house (shown in a map dated 1856).
3 Spring Street, the James Scott house (1840)-The first use of 3 Spring Street as a residence was between 1832-1856. It is possible that the building may have been used as a barn or shop before that. The 3 Spring St. property was portioned off from the large two-acre parcel originally owned by Francis Jordan.
16 East Street, the Lakeman-Johnson house (c 1840)-This house was built between 1837 and 1846 when mariner Richard Lakeman sold the land “with the dwelling house and other buildings thereon,” to his brother, Captain Ebenezer “Eben” Lakeman. The house has an Asher Benjamin doorway and has a preservation agreement with Historic New England.
2 Meeting House Green, the Joseph N. Farley house (1842)-Joseph K. Farley, bought an old house on this lot in 1842, moved it to upper High Street, and built this "mansion.:The Ipswich Manufacturing Company opened in 1830, and Joseph Farley Jr. was the clerk and paymaster. His ambitious plan to divert water above the dam through a canal to supply power for a mill on the lower river near County Street never succeeded.
17 County Street, Daniels Shoe Factory (1843)-This house was built in 1843 near the EBSCO dam as Hoyt’s Veneer Mill. It was moved in 1859 to its present location where it became the Perkins & Daniels Stocking Factory. Farley & Daniels succeeded in 1884.
91 Old Right Road, the Jacob Potter house (c 1845)-This property is in the vicinity of several early Potter family homesteads. With wide exterior casings and pedimented window heads, the house is one of the more elaborate Greek Revival cottages in Linebrook.
16 North Main Street, the Stephen Coburn house (1845)-This Greek Revival home was built in 1845 by postmaster Stephen Coburn. After the death of his widow it became the Lucy B. Coburn Home for the Elderly, a benevolent institution, and is now Kaede Bed and Breakfast.
4 Elm Street, Condon’s Grocery-This building was constructed in 1847 and served for many years as T. E. Condon's grocery. During the Great Depression this was the "Free Store."
12 Summer Street, the Moses Harris house (1848)-Moses Harris married Emily A. Cotton, age 18, the daughter of Charles and Abigail (Jewett) Cotton who lived next door at 10 Summer St., on Oct. 5, 1848, and built this house soon thereafter. His grandfather, Captain Moses Harris served in the Continental Army and died on board a British prison ship in New York in 1783.
391 Linebrook Road, Linebrook Parish Church (1848)-Linebrook Parish was incorporated in 1746 by an act of the Massachusetts Legislature. The first sanctuary was located nearby on Leslie Road. It was dismantled and re-erected on this site in 1828. The building was taken down and the present church was built 20 years later.
56 N. Main St., the Dodge and Spiller Grocery (c 1850)-This house was built between publication of the 1832 and 1856 Ipswich maps. In 1854, Manning K. Dodge, who owned several lots at this end of North Main Street, sold the house to Richard K. Dodge. For several decades it was the location of the Dodge and Spiller […]
14 Summer St., the Ezra Lord House (c 1850)-This was the childhood home of Walter Ezra Lord, who established himself in a general dry goods business in Ipswich. He served 5 years as a selectman, and in 1895 was chosen representative of Ipswich in the lower house of the General Court.
42 East Street, the Joseph Hovey house (1850)-Joseph Hovey bought a lot in 1843 from the estate of Thomas Boardman, and an adjoining lot in the rear at about the same time from J. H. Boardman. The old Boardman house was torn down about 1850, and Joseph Hovey built a house on the lot, which appears in the 1856 map.
3 Loney’s Lane, the Aaron Day Wells house (c 1850)-Aaron Wells resided in the only house on Loney's Lane, and each year he was a candidate for Selectman. Promising that if he won, he would have a tunnel dug under Town Hill so that people would not have to climb it. He was a good man but he never got elected, and thus there is no tunnel under Town Hill.
3 County Street, the William Treadwell house (1850)-The house does not appear on the Ipswich maps through 1910, at which time this tiny parcel was owned by Dr. Russell. It may be a wing of the Captain William Treadwell house which was removed from the other corner of East Street in order to widen the intersection.
24 High Street, the J.W. Gould House (b 1850)-This house was built on a part of the original estate Nathaniel Lord estate. The earliest known owner is a Caldwell, but it was in the possession of the Gould family by 1872. The house was renovated extensively in 2014.
248 High Street, the William Spiller house (b 1850)-Nehemiah Jewett Jr. owned ten acres of land and married Sally Jewett, October 22, 1795. He built a dwelling on the lot. Jewett's heirs sold the house and acreage to William B. Spiller in December, 1838. The architecture of the house is Greek Revival.
393 Linebrook Rd., the David Tullar Perley house (1851)-This building is one of the most unique Greek Revival cottages in Linebrook, built by David Tullar Perley soon after he began to purchase land in the vicinity. Perley became the largest cattle broker in the county and built the fine Victorian house and barn at 387 Linebrook Rd.
66 Argilla Road, the George Haskell house (1855)-George Haskell, a lawyer, constructed the large white house on Argilla Road at the base of Heartbreak Hill in 1855-56. A gentleman farmer, he invested his time in a quest for the ultimate wine grape.
6 Agawam Avenue, the Augustine Carey – Captain John Hobbs house (1855)-This house was built in 1855 by Augustus C. Carey. He sold the house in 1865 to John Hobbs. Captain Hobbs recruited two companies- of Ipswich men during the Civil T:ar, one of which he led to the front. In the attack on Newborn, the Capt. suffered from a head injury caused by the concussion of a cannon ball. He was obliged to resign and return to Ipswich, where he bought this house.
The Hobb’ s house is a particularly fine example of the Greek Revival style in Ipswich.
6 Jeffreys Neck Road, the Oliver L. Sanborn house (1855)-Deacon Francis Caldwell sold a lot measuring 61 ft. on the road and 290 ft. deep on Jeffreys Neck Road to Oliver L. Sanborn, October 25, 1854 who built this house in 1855. Sanborn's wie Mary was the daughter of Francis Treadwell on East Stret.
36 Summer Street, the John Brocklebank house (1856)-The Brocklebank family in Essex County traces its roots to John Brocklebank Sr. born about 1630 in Yorkshire, England, who moved with his wife Sarah to Rowley, MA in 1657. Jenny Ellsworth came into possession of this house and 38 Summer St. in 1930.
124 High Street, the Joseph King house (1856)-The house was moved to its present location when the High Street bridge was built in 1906. The King House was constructed in an older Federal style, and originally had a frontispiece with fan and sidelights.
2 Labor in Vain Road, the McMahon house (b 1856)-Local legend is that the house was built by a sea captain, and it is haunted. The first owner of record is Elizabeth McMahon, daughter of Elizabeth Appleton and Thomas McMahon. She sold the house to James Galbraith in 1864. The owner on the 1910 Ipswich map is Henry Perry Willcomb.
31 North Main Street, the Methodist Church (1859)-The Methodist Society was established in Ipswich in 1824. The current Methodist Church on Meeting House Green was constructed in 1859. The steeple appears on the town’s seal, drawn by Ipswich artist Arthur Wesley Dow.
2 Green Street, the John Perkins house (1860)-This corner was originally part of a larger lot owned by General Denison. Captain Treadwell and Nathaniel Lord Jr. were later owners, and then Mr. John Perkins, who built this house.
23 East Street (c 1860)-The Ipswich Patriot Properties site indicates that the house at 23 East Street in Ipswich was constructed in approximately 1930. The Historical Commission records show that it was constructed between 1856 and 1872, as determined by the dates on which it appears on town maps. No further information […]
3 East Street, the James W. Perkins house and Provisions (1860)-This house was built between 1856 and 1872. Samuel Hunt purchased the ancient Day-Dodge house at the corner of North Main and East Streets on Feb. 14, 1849 with three lots adjoining. The 1856 Ipswich map shows Burroughs Machine Shop at this location.
The 1896 Ipswich Business Directory lists J.W. Perkins, Provisions and Meat Market at this location on East Street.
118 High Street, the Aaron Rutherford house (1860)-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 and once featured Italianate trim on the doorway with a bracketed hood.
116 High Street, the Samuel Rutherford house (1860)-Samuel P. Rutherford built the house shortly after purchasing the lot in 1860. Joseph Martel purchased the building in 1906, the year that the High St. bridge was constructed which isolated this former section of High Street.
114 High Street, the Tibbets-Fowler house (1860)-In 1906 the High St. bridge was constructed which isolated this section of High St. from the rest of the roadway. This Greek Revival cottage is similar to several mid-19th Century houses in Ipswich.
46 Washington Street, the James S. Marble- James Peatfield house (1860)-This two-family house was came into the possession of Sanford and James Peatfield in 1859. James Peatfield came to America in 1827. He built one of the first lace machines in this country, and invented a warp machine, after which he began manufacturing woolen underwear. Together with his brother, Sanford, Peatfield built a brick mill on Washington Street.
18 Washington Street, Sanford Peatfield House (1860)-This house was built for Sanford and Mary Peatfield around 1860. Sanford and James Peatfield built a brick mill on Washington Street and continued making woolen underwear until about 1877. The factory became the Hayes Hotel, and burned in the 20th Century.
280 Argilla Road, the Inn at Castle Hill (1860)-Originally built as a farmhouse in the mid-1800's, businessman John Burnham Brown, inherited and expanded it into a larger home with a road system and gardens. Richard T. Crane purchased the property in 1910 and spent summers here while his mansion was under construction. In 2000, The Trustees of Reservations opened it as “The Inn at Castle Hill.”
78 East Street, the James Glover hosiery factory (c 1860)-James Glover came to Ipswich from England with a long warp weaving machine about 1845. He worked at the Lower Mills until he opened his own textile factory ca. 1860. He manufactured hairnets, knit goods, hoods, and shawls. Glover employed 40-50 hands in the Civil War period, but by 1897 the mill was closed.
25 County Street, the J. Caldwell house (c 1860)-The house at 25 County Street in Ipswich was built in approximately 1860 on a corner of the former Ipswich Jail grounds. The 1872 Ipswich map shows the owner as J. Caldwell. In 1910 the owner is N. S. Kimball.
96 County Road, Old South Church Parsonage (1860)-This charming small house with elaborate Italianate trim was built in 1860 as the parsonage for the South Congregational Church, which was at the head of the South Green. The church burned in 1977. The Rev. Thomas Franklin Waters and his family lived in this home.
45 North Main Street, the Isaac Flitchner house (1860)-In 1860 the Captain John Lord house was moved to Washington Street, and Dr. Isaac Flitchner built this fine Italianate house on the lot. It was the home of Justice Charles Augustus Sayward who tried the 18 defendants in the 1913 Ipswich Mills riot.
1 Scotton’s Lane, the Choate-Scotton house (c 1863)-In the year 1834, Charles Choate moved to Ipswich from Essex with his family and began building vessels at Baker’s Wharf. His sons Lewis and Edward took up the trade and continued the business. Amos Scotton immigrated to Boston and settled in Ipswich. He married Eliza Brown and had 8 children. He passed away on 1905 in Ipswich. His son Amos Scotton, an Ipswich jeweler and knit goods, purchased this property before 1910.
2 East Street, the Robert Jordan house (1863)-The “Old Brick,” the home of esteemed Col. Francis Wainwright was at this location in the 17th and early 18th Century. The origina Methodist Church meeting house was erected here in the 1830's. Robert Jordan, a clothing merchant, bought this lot in 1862, and built this fine Italianate home. Dr. George C. Bailey was the next ownef, but then built the large Victorian house at 48 Market Street in 1887.
6 Newbury Road, the Joseph B. Perley house (1865)-The site was first settled by Nehemiah Abbott, who married James Howe, Sr.' s daughter Mary in 1659 and farmed this part of his father-in-law's land. By the late 18th century the Perley family owned and farmed the site.
16 Washington Street, the Patrick Riley house (c 1865)-Patrick Riley House, 16 Washington St., built ca. 1865 for Patrick and Ellen Riley. They are also responsible for construction of the house at 12 Washington which stood on the same lot as late as 1910. Patrick Riley is listed in town directories as a farmer. By 1924 this […]
102 County Road, the Rowell-Homans house (c 1865)-A brick powder house was constructed near this house. Ira Worcester sold Jane Rowell, the half acre lot on Aug. 31, 1865, on which she built this dwelling, later owned by Mr. Homans, with the right to the Town to keep the Powder house. April 18, 1871.
33 North Main Street, the Nathaniel Wait house (1865)-Nathaniel Wait was a cobbler, and placed on exhibit at the Essex County Fair a pair of fishing boots judged excellent for their absence of an inside seam. He was a trustee of the church and helped arrange the purchase of County land for construction of the present edifice in 1859.
46 N. Main Street, the James Damon house (1866)-James Damon bought this property from Thomas Morley in 1866, removed an 18th century house and built this Italianate mansion. The 2 1/2 story house has Italianate window hoods, quoins, bracketed and decorated cornice, a bold arrowhead and dentil eaves. Damon was a businessman who owned the County Street Mill on Falls Island at Sawmill Point, as well as the “Damon Block” downtown in Ipswich.
83 Central Street, the International House (1866)-In 1866 the International House was built by the Eastern Railroad beside the Ipswich Depot. It was moved in 1882 to make room for a new depot. It continued to be operated as a hotel, and In the 1970's and 80's was known as the House of Hinlin.
48 Summer St., the Alonzo and Abbie Butler house, (1868)-The Ipswich assessors office gives the date of construction for the house at 48 Summer Street as 1868. It first appears on the 1872 and 1884 Ipswich map with the name “A. Butler.” The Ipswich Agawam Manual and Directory of 1888 shows the name “Alonzo Butler, opposite 45 […]
25 North Main Street, the Ipswich Public Library-The Ipswich Public Library at 25 North Main Street in Ipswich is an 1869 Greek Revival building. The library and the first books were a gift to the town from Augustine Heard. and a large endowment by Professor Daniel Treadwell, whose family homestead originally sat at this location. The wings on either side were added later.
32 Washington Street, the Frederick Bray – Daniel Nourse House (c 1870)-The first owner of this house, built around 1865 was Frederick Bray, a Civil War veteran. By 1884 it was owned by Daniel P. and Sarah Nourse. Nourse died by 1888 and the house was sold. By 1916 it was occupied by Dennis and Nora Monahan. Dennis is listed in town directories as a mason.
11 Liberty Street, the Levi Howe house (c 1870)- The descendants of Levi L. Howe, a farmer, owned this Gothic Revival cottage until 1953. Ken Savoie restored its appearance, and was the winner of the 1992 Mary Conley Award for historic preservation.
59 Turkey Shore Road, the Elizabeth and Otis Glover house (c 1870)-Elizabeth Glover, wife of Otis Glover, inherited the property at 59 Turkey Shore Road from her father, Abraham Soward. She moved the old house off the lot and built this large Queen Anne house on the location. Her husband Otis Glover was in the Civil War from 1861 to 1864, and lived until 1903.
15 South Main Street, the Caldwell Block (1870)-The Caldwell Block stands on the site of the former Massachusetts Woolen Manufactory, constructed by Dr. John Manning in 1794. The property was sold to Stephen Coburn in 1847 and housed the post office and other shops. The building was destroyed by fire, and in 1870 Col. Luther Caldwell erected the present building.
63 Turkey Shore Road, the Isaac Foss house (1870)-Mary Appleton, daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth Appleton married, first, Mager Woodbury at 67 Turkey Shore Rd., and had two children. He died in October 1837 and she married, second, her neighbor Thomas McMahon on Labor in Vain and had four children. She continued to own the old Abraham […]
42 North Main Street, the John Johnson house (1871)-Margaret Kendall sold John A. Johnson this lot on Oct. 15, 1870. The old Fitts residence on the lot was moved to 43 High Street. Johnson built a large, elaborate Italianate mansion which remains one of the finest examples of that style in Ipswich. The gabled carriage house, complete with cupola and characteristic Italianate details, still remains. The Johnson shoe store was down the hill on Market Street.
13 Summer Street, the Daniel Clark house (1872)-This lot with a house was purchased by Daniel Clark, in 1872. The old house is believed to have been moved to 5 County Street, and the present house was erected. It served as Phillip Clark's funeral home.
40 Summer Street, the Denison Rust house (b 1872)-The construction date of the house at 40 Summer Street in Ipswich is listed by the Ipswich Historical Commission as approximately 1880. In the 1910 Ipswich map this house is #38. The 1872 and 1884 Ipswich maps show the owner of the house on this lot as Denison Rust. The 1910 […]
108 Central Street, the George W. Baker house (1872)-108 Central Street is one of three identical houses along this stretch of Central Street. George W. Baker, who served in the Civil War from February, 1962 until August, 1865 occupied the house after its construction.
37 Summer Street, the William H. Jewett house (b 1872)-This elegant Cape Cod Colonial at 37 Summer Street first appears as the W. Jewett house in the 1872 Ipswich map, although the town website lists it as 1825. Like many capes from the Greek Revival era it features a steep roof, story-and-a-half construction, a balanced facade, centered door with entablature […]
49 Turkey Shore Road, the Austin Measures house (1874)-Austin Measures’ Candy Shop was first located in a small building on North Main Street, and later on Central Street. This house was built in 1874. The low-pitched roof, window hoods and corbels supporting the flat roof portico are of Italianate influence.
38 High Street, the Joseph N. Caldwell house (c 1875)-This or an adjoining lot was transferred from Elizabeth D. lord, widow of John Lord Jr. shipmaster, who died intestate, and as guardian of their minor children by public auction to Nathaniel Caldwell, December 10, 1861. Deed book and pages 631-174, 175, 176. $258 was paid by Nathaniel […]
197 County Rd.,”Applegate” (1875)-There were two Tuckerman-Appleton marriages in the 19th Century. “Applegate,” was owned by Ruth Appleton Tuckerman and her husband, Charles. Four houses were built along the north side of Waldingfield Road by grandchildren of Gen. James Appleton. “Waldingfield” was built by Randolph Morgan Appleton. The mansion was attached to […]
320 Linebrook Rd., the Daniel Conant house (1875)-This building was one of a cluster of farmers' or shoemakers' cottages constructed on this stretch of Linebrook Rd. in the second half of the 19th century, and may be the surviving ell of an earlier building. The Conant family was prominent on this stretch of Linebrook Road in the 19th Century.
56 Washington Street, the Ephraim Goodhue House (1875)-Built between 1872 and 1884, the earliest owner of the house at 56 Washington Street in Ipswich is identified is Ephraim Goodhue, listed in town directories as a blacksmith and grocer with a shop of Pleasant Street. The early maps show a second building on this lot that […]
John W. Newman house, 10 Riverbank Lane (c 1880)-The Ipswich Directory of 1896 shows John W. Newman as the owner of a Hardware store, and a painter. Hannah Ellen Lord, b. July 28, 1844, Ipswich, married John W. Newman on June 14, 1868. Sources: Recollections of a Childhood by Arthur Lord The Agawam manual and directory: […]
107 Central Street, the Collins house (c 1880)-This rambling double house is trimmed with characteristic Queen Anne finery. The entrance porches are decorated with turned posts, balusters, and spindle screens. Elaborate rising sun motifs in both gables, eave brackets, and staggered butt shingles in the bays complete the design.
31 Washington St., the Laffy – Chapman – Morrill house (c 1880)-This house was built between 1872 and 1884. By 1884 it was owned by Michael Laffy; Laffy is listed in town directories as a laborer. By 1910 the house was owned by Walter Chapman, a farmer who lived on Pineswamp Road and presumably rented this house. In 1916 the house was occupied by Euclid A. and Charolette B. Morrill. In 1924 it was occupied by Insurance agent William F. Connor and his wife Mary.
12 Washington Street, the Patrick Riley house (1880)-This house was built between 1872 and 1884 for Patrick and Ellen Riley. Riley was a farmer and he and his wife owned this house and the one at #16. By 1924 this house was occupied by Maurice and Mary Blaquiere.
387 Linebrook Road, Perley Farm (1880)-David Tullar Perley owned the largest farm in the western part of the town. This house was built in 1850, but was ’embellished’ in the 1880’s to its Victorian appearance.
21 North Main Street, the Theodore Cogswell house (1880)-Abram D. Wait, et.al., sold this lot to Theodore F. Cogswell (953:203). Cogswell removed the 17th century house, once the “Black Horse Saloon” and built this Second Empire house at 21 North Main Street in Ipswich in 1880, with a fine Mansard roof. Cogswell was a grocer as well as clerk and treasurer of the Ipswich Savings Bank.
He also built the Victorian “painted lady” on North Main Street for his daughter and her husband after demolishing a first period home on that site.
41 Washington Street, the George Brown house (1883)-John A. Brown sold this lot to George B. Brown in 1883 and he built a house shortly thereafter. Brown’s house is one of the few Stick Style Victorian homes in Ipswich. Brown built a grist mill, also located on Washington St., in 1881. He started with a single team and by 1888 employed 6 men. Brown was the first in the area to install a roller mill, which removed all foreign iron substances from the grain before it entered the mill
37 Washington Street, the Brown-Grossman-Doucette house (1884)-This house was built by 1884 by George V. Brown, one of several houses he built on a large parcel. Brown operated a large hay & grain business nearby at Brown Square and lived on Liberty Street. In 1916 this house was occupied by Charles (& Mary) Grossman and Denis (& Maggie) Doucette.
6 High Street, the Joseph Ross house (1884)-This Victorian home was built by Joseph Ross, who designed the country's first movable span bridge, which he patented in 1849 at the age of 26. His horizontally folding drawbridge became the most common railroad bridge type in the Boston area.
Hoyt House, Waldingfield Rd. (c 1885)-This boxy, white, house on Waldinfield Rd. adjoining Appleton Farms is all that remains of “Hoyt House,” the summer residence of May Appleton Hoyt and her family. Mary “May” Eliza Appleton Hoyt (1860-1927) was the youngest daughter of Daniel Fuller Appleton of New York and Julia Randall Appleton. She married (in […]
1 Old England Road, Moritz B. Philipp and Jane Peterson estate (1885)- Humphrey Griffin Thomas Franklin Waters wrote about the property in Ipswich in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Vol. 1: The sightly residence of Moritz B. Philipp crowns the rugged eminence known in Mr. Hubbard’s day and from the earliest times as Rocky Hill. The earliest name associated with […]
19 High Street, the John Blake house (1885)-This house is not show in the 1884 map of Ipswich, but is shown on the 1887 Ipswich Birdseye map. In the 1910 map, the owner is John A. Blake, who also ownse the Thomas Lord house next door at 17 High St.
24 Summer Street, the William E. Barton house (1885)-This house first appears in the 1884 Ipswich village map under the ownership of J. E. Barton. In the 1910 map it belongs to William J. Barton. Although it was constructed in 1885, the architectural style is similar to the earlier Greek Revival period.
117 High Street, Brown’s Manor (1886)-Abraham Lord sold 30 acres to George A. Brown on Nov. 6, 1886. The Browns built this imposing brick Mansard with white alternating quoins, a fine entrance porch, and a round-headed, double-leaf door.
59 Washington Street, the Charles W. Bamford house (C 1887)-This house was built between 1884 and 1888 for Charles W. Bamford, who was at various times in his career the Town Clerk, Treasurer, and Justice of the Peace. The elaborative cornices and multiple colors of paint are a mix of Italianate and Queen Anne Victorian.
47 North Main Street, the George Farley House (1888)-In 1888 Theodore Cogswell bought the ancient Dodge house built in 1660 and tore it down to build this Victorian “Painted Lady” for his daughter Emiline and her husband George Farley, owner of the Farley and Daniels shoe company. Their son Theodore was a hero of WW I.
7 East Street, the Sadie Stockwell house (1888)-The heirs of Samuel Hunt sold the building lot to Sadie B. Stockwell and her husband Frank Stockwell, dentist on April 27, 1888 and she built the house on the lot in the same year. The Queen Anne shingle-style home of the Victorian era is not common in Ipswich.
Manning Street, a Victorian neighborhood-Central Street was laid out in 1872, and Manning Street in 1882. Manning Street first appears in the 1884 Ipswich map, newly created, with no houses yet. The 1910 Ipswich map shows all of the houses now on the street, and Warren Street has been extended from North Main to Manning Street.
2 Mill Road, the Sullivan house (c 1890)-William Warner Jr. sold a four acre lot at what was then known as Bush Hill Corner to Samuel Spiller, who built a small house. In 1870, Spiller’s house and land were bought by Eugene Sullivan, who within 10 years had purchased over 70 acres of farm land extending from Topsfield Rd. to the Ipswich River.
8 Brown Street, Timothy Carey house (1890)-The house is typical of the Liberty/Brown/Mineral/Washington Street “folk victorian” homes built at the end of the 19th Century, often from plans available through architectural magazines. The style in Ipswich was generally L-shaped with a porch and brackets under the gable, and mass-produced prefabricated trim.
1 Highland Avenue, the Wainwright School (1890)-The Wainwright School was constructed in 1890 at a cost of $7,700, and is identical to a schoolhouse that was once on Upper High Street, then was moved next to the Payne Schol at Lord Square and now sits at the entrance to Highland Cemetery. In 1926 when the Shatswell School was constructed on Green Street, several small schools were closed.
65 Waldingfield Road, Sunswick (1890)-In 1882, Bayard Tuckerman married Annie Osgood Smith, daughter of Rev. Cotton Smith and Hariette Appleton, daughter of General James Appleton. A lot on Waldingfield Rd. near Highland Street that had once belonging to Daniel Fuller Appleton was purchased in 1890 by Tuckerman. He built his summer house on a slight rise and named it ““Sunswick."
12 High Street, the William Russell House (1890)-This is a Queen Anne period house built in 1890, relatively unusual in Ipswich. The sitting room contains a fireplace decorated with sea serpents. According to local tradition, this house had the first inside bathroom in Ipswich.
15 Argilla Road, the George Dexter house (1893)-George Dexter was a prominent Ipswich photographer in the 19th Century through 1920. This classic Queen Anne house includes an outbuilding which was used by Dexter as a photography studio.
240 County Road, the Proctor Estate, New England Biolabs (1895)-The former James H. Proctor estate was built in 1895. The Catholic Church purchased the property, where it was used as a novitiate by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, and later became the Catholic school Don Bosco. Since 1999 the Proctor estate has been the home of New England Biolabs, which provides walking trails open to the public.
17 Turkey Shore Road, the John Edward Norman house (1895)-John E. Norman was in command of the ship "Rival" which was lot at sea with all hands in about 1870. The Captain was only twenty-eight years old, leaving a widow and a young family. This house is presumed to have been built by his son, John E. Norman, 2nd. John Edward Norman 3rd was born in 1897, served in the World War, and sold the house in 1935 to John H. Hill.
7 Maple Avenue, the Fred A. Nason house (1896)-This house was built between 1897 and 1900 for Fred A. Nason. From 1897 into the 1910s, Nason is listed in town directories as a traveling salesman. Prior to 1897 he was a shoe salesman in a local store. IPS.323, Nason, Fred A. House, 7 Maple Ave, 1896.
7:00 PM, Wednesday, July 24- outdoors at the Ipswich Riverwalk and Wednesday, July 31 - indoors at the Dolan Performing Arts Center at Ipswich High School. The program includes a variety of music based on literary themes. Admission is free.