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Mitchell Farm, Mitchell Rd. Ipswich 34 Mitchell Road, the Mitchell Farm (1800) - This was the site of the Foster Farm in the 17th century. A house was first constructed here between 1647 and 1681. The farm was owned in the early 19th century by Dr. John Manning, a prominent Ipswich citizen, and his son Dr. Thomas Manning. The integral lean-to form, central chimney and asymmetrical window placement … Continue reading 34 Mitchell Road, the Mitchell Farm (1800)
30 Summer Street, the Smith-Barton house (moved 1880) - Based on word of mouth, historic town maps and early photos, it seems certain that the house at 30-32 Summer Street in Ipswich was once the High Street home of Daniel B. Smith, and was moved to the current location in the 1880’s by B. John Conley. Information provided by Sue Nelson for the Ipswich Historical Commission dates … Continue reading 30 Summer Street, the Smith-Barton house (moved 1880)
Aaron Jewett house, Ipswich MA 24 Market Street, the Aaron Jewett house (c 1800) - The Aaron Jewett house at 24 Market Street has served as Tetrault Jewelry Store since 1941, one of the longest-lasting family businesses in Ipswich. The following information is provided by Sue Nelson for the Ipswich Historical Commission: A look at the Philander Anderson Map of 1832 clearly shows the Aaron Jewett house, one of only … Continue reading 24 Market Street, the Aaron Jewett house (c 1800)
44 High Street, the Ringe-Newman house (1800) - The Ringe family owned this lot since 1742. About 1800, perhaps as early as 1780, Anna Ringe Newman inherited a portion of the property, and she and her husband, Elisha, built the present house. Elisha Newman served in the French and Indian Wars. He was a cabinet maker and kept a shop in the house. … Continue reading 44 High Street, the Ringe-Newman house (1800)
The White Horse Inn, High St., Ipswich 34 High Street, the White Horse Inn (1659 / 1800) - The oldest part of the White Horse Inn at 34 High Street is recorded to have been built in 1659 on the land of Philip Call. Around 1800 the early central chimney house was altered by removal of the chimney and its replacement with two side chimneys, mounted on the ridge. Other alterations were made around … Continue reading 34 High Street, the White Horse Inn (1659 / 1800)
16 Mineral Street, Wise Saddle Shop (1801) - The old Wise Saddle Shop was built circa 1801 on Mineral Street in Ipswich between Central and Washington streets. This is the oldest building in the section of Mineral St from Central Street to Washington Street. The area was once a muddy swamp, with Farley’s Brook running through it. Jabez Farley sold this lot to Joseph … Continue reading 16 Mineral Street, Wise Saddle Shop (1801)
Payne School, Lords Square 1 Lords Square, Payne School (1802) - The old Payne School sits at 1 Lords Square in Ipswich, between Linebrook Road and Liberty Street. 1802 The North District decides to construct a schoolhouse with public subscription. Dr. Manning gave half the funds for its construction. The building was one story, and was the beginning of the Payne School in Lord Squarm  constructed in 1802. Town … Continue reading 1 Lords Square, Payne School (1802)
26 North Main Street, the Agawam House (1806) - Featured image: Photo by Ipswich photographer George Dexter, by 1900. In 1727, Captain Nathaniel Treadwell “inn holder” (1700 – 1777) opened an inn in the house at 12 North Main St. in Ipswich, still standing. John Adams visited Ipswich frequently during the 1770’s in his capacity as a lawyer and always stopped at Captain Nathaniel Treadwell’s inn. A … Continue reading 26 North Main Street, the Agawam House (1806)
Martin Keith house, Candlewood Rd. Ipswich 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 near Rock Village in Middleborough Massachusetts. The home was built by housewright Aaron Simmons Sherman of Marshfield, known for the impeccable Thomas Ruggles House (1818-20) at Columbia Falls, Maine, which bears a remarkable resemblance. The Keith house was damaged by a … Continue reading 36 Candlewood Road, the Martin Keith house (1807, moved 1995)
8 Meeting House Green, the David T. Kimball House (1808) - The leaders of the Massachusetts Bay Colony located their second jail in Ipswich in 1652. For most of the early years the jail was located on or near the site of the Kimball House, 8 Meeting House Green. In 1808 the site was sold to Reverend David Tenny Kimball; the old jail was moved down High … Continue reading 8 Meeting House Green, the David T. Kimball House (1808)
285 High Street, the Daniel Nourse house (1809) - The Jewett family book in its history of Rowley refers to a milestone in the cellar wall of 1809 house in the Ipswich village inscribed with “B 29 / N 9″. This is may be the Daniel Nourse house at 285 High St. Our eminent historian Thomas Franklin Waters wrote about this man and more interesting history related to … Continue reading 285 High Street, the Daniel Nourse house (1809)
John Jewett Cole house, 93 High Street Ipswich 93 High Street, the John Cole Jewett house (1810) - John Cole Jewett was born in Ipswich in 1743. He married Elizabeth Smith, daughter of Moses and Elizabeth (Wallis) Smith of Ipswich. Cole was a private in the Revolution and marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, serving 4 days. His wife died June 9, 1805, aged 65 years. He died in Ipswich, Jan. 6, 1811. They … Continue reading 93 High Street, the John Cole Jewett house (1810)
392 Linebrook Rd. Ipswich MA 392 Linebrook Road, the Emerson Howe house (1810) - The house at 392 Linebrook Rd. in Ipswich was constructed in 1810, and is located on land granted to James Howe, Sr. in 1650. Emerson Howe (b. 1813, d. 1885) inherited the building from his father, Mark, and lived here throughout his life. Emerson Howe, a farmer and member of the Linebrook Militia, was described … Continue reading 392 Linebrook Road, the Emerson Howe house (1810)
35 East Street, the Luther Wait house (1810) - The small yellow house at 35 East Street was built about 1810. It was once the Essex County jailor’s house, and may have been the office and residence of the Keeper of the Insane Asylum, which was also on the site.  It is better known as the home of Luther Wait (1841-1924), who served two terms … Continue reading 35 East Street, the Luther Wait house (1810)
John Wade house, County Rd. Ipswich 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 the corner of Lanes End to make room for the South Green Burial Ground expansion.  The Wade family owned and built many of the houses along County Rd. in that … Continue reading 85 County Road, the John Wade house (1810)
Josiah Brown farm house, Fellows Road, Ipswich MA 56 Fellows Road, the Josiah Brown house, (1812) -   The lot at the intersection of Fellows and Candlewood Roads was assigned in the mid-17th Century to John Brown. His descendant Josiah Brown built the house at that location in 1812. The John Brown Farm Until the mid-20th Century, the farm at this location was owned by John Brown and his descendants. John Brown Sr. is … Continue reading 56 Fellows Road, the Josiah Brown house, (1812)
6 Meetinghouse Green, the Captain Israel Pulcifer house (1812) - 6 Meetinghouse Green, the Capt. Israel Pulcifer house was rebuilt in 1812 on the foundation of his existing house which had burned.  On the night of June 9, 1811 the house took fire and was burned with most of its contents.  A boy, Abraham Burnham (who died at a good old age) was sleeping in the … Continue reading 6 Meetinghouse Green, the Captain Israel Pulcifer house (1812)
18 Green Street, the Isaac Stanwood House (1812) - The Isaac Stanwood House at 18 Green Street was built in 1812 by Deacon Isaac Stanwood, son of Captain Isaac Stanwood Sr., a Revolutionary War soldier. The house is Georgian in basic form but with Federa features. From “A History of the Stanwood Family in America” we read the stories of the two Isaac Stanwoods. Captain Isaac Stanwood Captain … Continue reading 18 Green Street, the Isaac Stanwood House (1812)
50 Argilla Road, the Burnham-Andrews house (1815) - The Burnham-Andrews farmhouse at 50 Argilla Road was built in approximately 1815 at the end of the Federal era.  Two large additions on the rear also appear to be pre-1900’s. The house has been remodeled since this photo was taken.
29 North Main Street, the Odd Fellows Building (1817) - The Odd Fellows Hall at 29 North Main Street in Ipswich was built in 1817 as a Probate Court and Registry. Thomas Franklin Waters recorded the history of this building in Volume II of Ipswich in the Massachusetts Bay Colony: “Nathaniel Lord,”Squire Lord” as he was familiarly known, came to the office of Register and served … Continue reading 29 North Main Street, the Odd Fellows Building (1817)
403 Linebrook Road, the Timothy Morse house (1817) - Deacon Timothy Morse built this house at 403 Linebrook Road in approximately 1817.  Timothy Morse Jr. (b. 1783) was a carpenter by trade and the house retains much of his finish work. Antique wide pine floors and  period detail have been maintained. Timothy Morse is buried in the old Linebrook Cemetery at Linebrook & Newbury … Continue reading 403 Linebrook Road, the Timothy Morse house (1817)
6 East Street, the Daniel Russell house (1818) - The house at 6 East Street was built in 1818 by 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. Daniel Russell bought the land and a house standing … Continue reading 6 East Street, the Daniel Russell house (1818)
16 High Street, the Jacob Manning house (1818) - The following is taken from “A Walking Tour and Brief History of Early Ipswich Massachusetts” produced by the Ipswich Visitors Center, Marjorie Robie and William Varrell: John Harris sold this property, which he had inherited from his father Job Harris to the town in 1795 to use as a Poor House. The town eventually acquired a … Continue reading 16 High Street, the Jacob Manning house (1818)
10 East Street, the Nathaniel Harris house (1819) - The Nathaniel Harris house, 10 East Street is a Georgian-style house built in 1819 on a section of land from the Baker Newman property next door. His tombstone at the Old North Burying Ground shows that he died at the age of 54 in 1831, but his widow Elizabeth Staniford lived into her 90’s. The county laid a … Continue reading 10 East Street, the Nathaniel Harris house (1819)
79 County Road, the Kinsman house (1820) - The large  house at 79 County Road sits out of view behind the old brick telephone building, abutting the far end of the Old South Cemetery. The house was built in approximately 1820. Wide corner boards, a gently sloping roof and evenly spaced chimneys also suggest the Federal era construction period. This house was moved … Continue reading 79 County Road, the Kinsman house (1820)
36 South Main Street, the Hall – Haskell house (1820) - Just past the Choate Bridge on South Main Street The Ipswich Visitor Center is located in the Hall – Haskell House, sometimes called the “Little Red House.” Earlier structures stood at this site before mariner Charles Hall and his wife bought the property in 1819. In 1820 they built this house, where they lived upstairs and … Continue reading 36 South Main Street, the Hall – Haskell house (1820)
90 County Rd., Ipswich MA 90 County Road, the William Wade house (1822) - Captain William Wade built the Greek Revival era house at 90 County Road in 1822. He was a carpenter by trade, and the house features an attractive stairway and handrails in the front entry hall. While many are familiar with the extended Lord family whose homes lined High Street at the other end of town, … Continue reading 90 County Road, the William Wade house (1822)
40 North Main Street, the Captain Brewer house (1825) - This house at 40 North Main Street is across from Meeting House Green, and was built in 1825. It has served as a general store and is now is residential. We find it listed as both the “Captain James Brewer house” and the “John Brewer house” but have no information about either. View MACRIS  
37 South Main Street, Baker’s Store (b. 1828) - The former Baker’s Clothing Store at 37 South Main Street  in Ipswich was built in 1828 and has a combination of Italianate and Greek Revival elements. The other Baker’s Store building next to the Choate Bridge burned after the Mother’s Day storm of 2006. The Joseph Manning house, just down the street was moved in the … Continue reading 37 South Main Street, Baker’s Store (b. 1828)
72 County Rd., Ipswich MA 72 County Road, the David Giddings house (1828) - The David Giddings house at 72 County Road is right on the corner with Argilla Rd. Built in 1828, it has been used in the past as a general store and currently as a single family home. It has four fireplaces, authentic moulding, pumpkin pine floors, and Norwich door handles. View MACRIS. The site of the … Continue reading 72 County Road, the David Giddings house (1828)
84 County Road, the Reverends Daniel Fitz and Moses Welch house (1829) - The house at 84 County Road was built in 1829 by neighbor Samuel Wade. The house was apparently used as a joint residence by Rev. Moses Welch, who assumed the pastorate of Linebrook Church in 1831, and  the Rev. Daniel Fitz, who assumed the pastorate of the nearby South Church in 1827 upon the death of the Rev. Joseph Dana and remained in that … Continue reading 84 County Road, the Reverends Daniel Fitz and Moses Welch house (1829)
25 East St., Ipswich MA the Stanwood-Willcomb house 25 East St, the Stanwood-Willcomb house (1830) - In July 1813, John Hodgkins sold John Stanwood a one-acre lot at the corner of County Street and East Street in 1813. John sold to his son Stephen in 1827, and Stephen Stanwood erected the Stanwood – Willcomb House in 1830 for a pulling mill, a cleaning process for wool. The sheep grazed on the bare hills above … Continue reading 25 East St, the Stanwood-Willcomb house (1830)
Moses Jewett house, High Street Ipswich MA 89 High Street, the Moses Jewett house (1830) - Moses Jewett was born in Ipswich, Mass., March 15, 1778 to John Cole Jewett and Elizabeth Smith, whose home stands at 93 High Street. He married April 17, 1798, Abigail Pearson , who was born in Ipswich Feb. 23, 1780. She died in Ipswich, Aug. 4, 1836, age 56. Mr. Jewett died in Ipswich April … Continue reading 89 High Street, the Moses Jewett house (1830)
25 Market Street, the Nathaniel R. Farley Shoe Factory (1830-56) - 25 Market Street in the location formerly occupied by the Office Store, and is one of the oldest commercial buildings still standing on Market Street. It was apparently built in two phases, the first section in 1832, and finished as it stands today in 1856. In the 19th Century, Market Street changed from being a residential section … Continue reading 25 Market Street, the Nathaniel R. Farley Shoe Factory (1830-56)
87 High Street, the Sewall Jewett house (1830) - The heirs of John Lord sold the lot at 87 High St. to Sewall P. 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 … Continue reading 87 High Street, the Sewall Jewett house (1830)
33 East St., the Old Store (1830) - The house at 33 East St. was built in approximately 1830 and is known as the “Old Store.” It was built at the corner of East and County Streets for use as a store by James Quimby. Quimby was a native of Sandwich, New Hampshire. Ipswich Vital Records show that in 1849 at the age … Continue reading 33 East St., the Old Store (1830)
Wilbur Trask house, High St., Ipswich 84 High Street, the John Smith house (c 1830) - The charming little house at 84 High Street in Ipswich was built between 1820 and 1832.  It first appears on the 1832 Philander map of Ipswich village, in the possession of John Smith. In later years the owner is listed as Mrs. J. Smith, assumably his widow. The 1884 Village map shows the owner as … Continue reading 84 High Street, the John Smith house (c 1830)
Samuel Wade House, 78 County Rd. Ipswich 78 County Road, the Samuel Wade house (1831) - In 1831, Samuel Wade purchased a lot and built this house as his home. The bay windows in the front and rear are the only external reminder of the early Victorian features that Wade incorporated into the facade of the structure, as shown in the 19th Century photograph below, The entrance was originally on the front, and the house had a … Continue reading 78 County Road, the Samuel Wade house (1831)
Jacob Brown house, Topsfied Rd., Ipswich MA 11 Topsfield Road, the Jacob Brown house (b 1832) - Jacob Brown built this substantial house before 1832, as it appears on a map of that year. The porch is dominated by a central tower and flamboyant Queen Anne woodwork, added about 1890. Jacob Brown was a farmer and a pioneer in the ice business. Brown owned a coal wharf and dispensed anthracite coal. For many … Continue reading 11 Topsfield Road, the Jacob Brown house (b 1832)
McMahon house, Labor in Vain Rd., Ipswich 2 Labor in Vain Road, the Captain McMahon house (1832) - A sea captain named McMahon built the large late 3rd Period (Federal era) house at 2 Labor in Vain Road on the corner with Turkey Shore Road in 1832. Some people say the house is haunted. The house was expanded in 1856. Wide corner boards and frieze, low roof pitch and modest styling are typical of … Continue reading 2 Labor in Vain Road, the Captain McMahon house (1832)
First Church Ipswich meeting 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) - (Featured image by David Stone) Sullivan Insurance is located in the colonial -style brick building at 12 Market Street in Ipswich known as the Abraham Wait house, constructed in 1832. The Wait house is a rare brick example of domestic architecture in Ipswich, is still significant today both in its unusual building material and as … Continue reading 12 Market Street, the Abraham Wait house (1832)
30 South Main Street, the Old Town Hall (1833) - The Old Town Hall building at 30 Main Street in Ipswich is listed in the National Register of Historic Places as part of the South Green National Historic District (9/17/1980). For 180 years the massive Greek Revival building has stood at the corner of Elm Street and South Main Street. The Unitarian Church built it … Continue reading 30 South Main Street, the Old Town Hall (1833)
Aphia Jewett house, 315 High St., Ipswich MA 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.  He conveyed this house … Continue reading 315 High Street, the Apphia Jewett house (1834)
Apphia Jewett house, High Street, Ipswich Ma 311 High Street, the Amos Jewett house (1834) - The Amos Jewett house at 311 High Street in Ipswich was constructed in or about 1834. This property was part of the land purchased by Captain Moses Jewett in the third quarter of the 18th century when he extended his holdings north from the termination of the original Muzzey grant by the brook just west of … Continue reading 311 High Street, the Amos Jewett house (1834)
18 North Main Street, the Charles Kimball house (1834) - The Charles Kimball house  at 18 North Main Street in Ipswich was built in 1834. Charles 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 … Continue reading 18 North Main Street, the Charles Kimball house (1834)
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. The Account book kept by Stephen Baker … Continue reading 37 East Street, the Stephen Baker house (1834)
78 Washington St. 78 Washington Street, the D. Haskell House (1835) - This is a story-and-one-third cottage with elements of the Federal style. Federal features include the narrow doorway with plain frieze and cap, the narrow cornerboards and lack of eave overhang. The Federal trim and substantial chimneys identify this house as perhaps the earliest of the many story-and-one-third 19th century cottages which survive in the Linebrook … Continue reading 78 Washington Street, the D. Haskell House (1835)
66 County Road, the Southside Store (1835) - Like Lord’s Square, the South Green also had a grocery store for many years. The building at 66 County Road across from the South Green was originally the Goodhue Grocery, built in 1835. The store was successful, and a wing was added in 1856. In the 20th Century it was called the South Side Store. … Continue reading 66 County Road, the Southside Store (1835)
16 Elm Street, the Baker – Tozer house (1835) - John Proctor was an early settler of Ipswich and received a grant of land along what is now Elm Street. Proctor and his wife Elizabeth moved to Salem in 1666. They were both charged and imprisoned in the Salem Witch Trials. Elizabeth was pregnant and her sentence was never executed, but John Proctor was hung. … Continue reading 16 Elm Street, the Baker – Tozer house (1835)
Brown - Manning House, 82 County Rd. 82 County Road, the Brown – Manning house (1835) - The widow Judith Manning and the single woman Mary Brown had the house at 82 County Rd. built for them in 1835 (300:61) and built the present structure which remained in the family until the late 19th century.     Source:  MACRIS
"Locke's Folly" County Rd., Ipswich 68 County Road, Calvin Locke’s Folly (1836) - Ctis 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 … Continue reading 68 County Road, Calvin Locke’s Folly (1836)
William Pulcifer house, 34 North Main St., Ipswich 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 Street in 1836. This gable-roof Federal style building is the only brick residence in the Meetinghouse Green historic District, and one of few pre-Civil war brick buildings remaining in Ipswich. From MACRIS, the Massachusetts Cultural Resource … Continue reading 34 North Main Street, the William Pulcifer house (1836)
Nathaniel Scott house, Jeffreys Neck Rd., Ipswich MA 31 Jeffreys Neck Road, the Nathaniel Scott house (1838) - At 31 Jeffreys Neck Road is the Nathaniel Scott house, on property deed by King Charles II. Thomas Treadwell owned and operated a farm here for the latter part of the 17th century, and the farm continued in the Treadwell line for nearly two hundred years. Nathaniel Scott succeeded, and for 24 years, Mr. Scott … Continue reading 31 Jeffreys Neck Road, the Nathaniel Scott house (1838)
11 South Village Green, the Gables (1838) - The Gables is a fascinating Gothic Revival home at 11 South Village Green, behind the John Baker House. The house was designed by mathematician David Baker and built between 1832 and 1846 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 … Continue reading 11 South Village Green, the Gables (1838)
Asa Stone barn, Northgate Rd. 27 Northgate Road, the Asa Stone Barn (1839) - The newly restored Asa Stone barn at 27 Northgate Rd. was moved from its previous location on Argilla Rd. The barn is typical of early American post and beam construction. Arron Sturgis, president of Maine Preservation studied the barn and wrote “it is clear that you have a very good example of an early 19th … Continue reading 27 Northgate Road, the Asa Stone Barn (1839)
155 Argilla Road, Asa P. Stone house (b. 1839) - The house at 155 Argilla Rd. is believed by the current owner to have been moved from its original location in Newbury MA to its present site on Argilla Rd in Ipswich. The date that of the building’s original construction is not known, but the move happened before 1839. The Ipswich town site dates the … Continue reading 155 Argilla Road, Asa P. Stone house (b. 1839)
13 Argilla Rd., Ipswich MA 13 Argilla Road, Thomas and Elizabeth Brown house (c 1844) - Although this house has a late Federal appearance, it was built about 1844.  The simple exterior is enlivened by later Victorian additions, including two door hoods with elaborate scroll brackets decorated with incised floral motifs and sunbursts. Mr. T. Brown is the first known occupant of the house (shown in a map dated 1856).  This … Continue reading 13 Argilla Road, Thomas and Elizabeth Brown house (c 1844)
Glazier house, Summer St. Ipswich 8 Summer Street, the Daniel Glazier house (1840) - Manning Dodge sold a part of his lot fronting on Annable’s Lane (Summer Streeet) to Daniel Glazier on July 20, 1835. Glazier built his house here soon thereafter, about 1840. While many of the Glaziers went to sea, notably Captain Benjamin Glazier, a payment to Daniel Glazier for “work on railings” suggests that he may … Continue reading 8 Summer Street, the Daniel Glazier house (1840)
3 Spring Street, the James Scott house (1840) - The house at 3 Spring Street was built on land that was originally part of the Francis Jordan land grant (the house on the east corner of Spring Street and East Street). The Philander Anderson Map of 1832 shows each residence in Ipswich but does not show this building or non-residential structures. The 1856 Walling … Continue reading 3 Spring Street, the James Scott house (1840)
16 East Street, the Lakeman-Johnson house (c 1840) - Description by Historic New England On March 29 of 1837, mariner Richard Lakeman purchased the empty plot of land on which the Lakeman-Johnson House now stands from John Newmarch. The house was built sometime between the land purchase in 1837 and the sale of the property in 1846 when Lakeman sold the land “with the … Continue reading 16 East Street, the Lakeman-Johnson house (c 1840)
2 Meeting House Green, the Joseph N. Farley house (1842) - At 2 Meeting House Green, the Joseph N. Farley house, ca 1842 has a Greek Revival portico and door frame, with horizontal flush board siding, but faces the street as was typical with the earlier Federal period. The Greek Revival style drew from the architecture of classic Greek temples and became known as the “National Style” in … Continue reading 2 Meeting House Green, the Joseph N. Farley house (1842)
County Street, Ipswich MA 17 County Street, Daniels Shoe Factory (1843) - The house at 17 County Street is on the site where Major General Daniel Dennison built his home in the early 1600’s, but which burned after 25 years. The present house was originally built as a mill near the EBSCO dam in 1843. The building has two historic names, Hoyt’s Veneer Mill, and Perkins & … Continue reading 17 County Street, Daniels Shoe Factory (1843)
16 North Main Street, the Stephen Coburn house (1845) - The Stephen Coburn house at 16 North Main Street in Ipswich  is a Greek Revival home 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. In 1997 the house received an honorable mention for the Margaret Conley Historic … Continue reading 16 North Main Street, the Stephen Coburn house (1845)
56 Market Street, the Lord-Sullivan-Haskell house (1847) - The Lord – Sullivan -Haskell house at 56 Market Street is believed to have been built in 1847. Italianate detailing indicates that a major renovation was undertaken about 1870. The earliest owner to be identified is Mr. J. Lord who owned the house by 1872. By 1884 It had been sold to John J. Sullivan. Sullivan … Continue reading 56 Market Street, the Lord-Sullivan-Haskell house (1847)
12 Summer Street, the Moses Harris house (1848) - The Moses Harris house at 12 Summer Street dates to 1848. The gable end of the house faces the street with pilasters surrounding the front door, the roof rakes and cornice returns are wide, and the trim is painted green, all typical of the Greek Revival architectural era. (This) Moses Harris was the son of … Continue reading 12 Summer Street, the Moses Harris house (1848)
391 Linebrook Road, Linebrook Parish Church (1848) - The Linebrook Parish was incorporated in 1746 by an act of the Massachusetts Legislature as a “parish,” a region served by a particular church and its pastor. The building was originally located nearby on Leslie Road in Rowley. It was dismantled and re-erected on the new site in 1828. The building was torn down and the … Continue reading 391 Linebrook Road, Linebrook Parish Church (1848)
3 County Street, Ipswich MA 3 County Street (1850) - The Ipswich Patriot Properties site indicates that the house at 3 County Street was constructed in 1850. The house does not appear on the Ipswich maps through 1910, at which time this tiny parcel was part of the two lots owned by Dr. Russell where East Street meets County Street. It is unknown if the … Continue reading 3 County Street (1850)
The John Peabody house, 316 Linebrook Rd., Ipswich, MA 316 Linebrook Road, the John Peabody house (1850) - Records of the Ipswich and Massachusetts Historical Commissions indicate that the house at 316 Linebrook Rd. was built by John Peabody circa 1850. The properties surrounding the John Peabody house on either side and across the street historically belonged to the Conant family. The 1832 Ipswich town map shows two Conant residences in this neighborhood, but not the John Peabody … Continue reading 316 Linebrook Road, the John Peabody house (1850)
24 High Street, the J.W. Gould House (b 1850) - The J. W. Gould house sits on a small lot that was once owned by Nathaniel Lord III, purchased by Ammi R. Smith in 1820. The 1832 map shows no house between the Smith and Lord houses. The house first appears in the 1856 Ipswich map. Architectural features include Federal and Greek Revival elements, suggesting … Continue reading 24 High Street, the J.W. Gould House (b 1850)
16 Summer Street, the Nathaniel Treadwell house (c 1850) - The Ipswich database tells us the house at 16 Summer St. was built between 1845 and 1856 by Nathaniel Treadwell. There were many Nathaniel Treadwells in Ipswich, dating back to the 17th Century, and the Treadwell family is quite prominent in the history of our town. Two of the early Nathaniel Treadwells ran popular inns on North … Continue reading 16 Summer Street, the Nathaniel Treadwell house (c 1850)
W. H.Graves house, 4 Green St., Ipswich 4 Green Street, the William H. Graves house (1852) - The house at 4 Green St. in Ipswich was built by W. H. Graves. From the Ipswich Vital Records: William H. Graves, born in 1821, was the son of Moses and Sarah Graves. At age 27 his occupation was cordwainer, and he married Hannah S. Dodge on October 19, 1848. He built this house in 1852, indicating … Continue reading 4 Green Street, the William H. Graves house (1852)
Captain John Hobbs house, Agawam Avenue, Ipswich 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 … Continue reading 6 Agawam Avenue, the Augustine Carey – Captain John Hobbs house (1855)
6 Jeffreys Neck Road, the Oliver L. Sanborn house (1855) - Francis Treadwell lived in the old Treadwell estate on East Street, and had two daughters, one of whom, Mary,  married Oliver L. Sanborn. 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 … Continue reading 6 Jeffreys Neck Road, the Oliver L. Sanborn house (1855)
13 East St., Ipswich MA 13 East St. (tentative: Ignatius Dodge – F. Lord house, 1856) - Physical examination of the houses at #13, 15, and 21 East Street are needed for positive identification of these houses. This page is a work in progress. Thomas Franklin Waters wrote about the lots with the four small houses along the south side of East Street before County Street. “John Annable sold the homestead of … Continue reading 13 East St. (tentative: Ignatius Dodge – F. Lord house, 1856)
Foster Russell house, 9 East St. Ipswich MA 9 East Street, the Foster Russell house (1856) - At 9 East Street is the Foster Russell House, was built between 1856 and 1872, according to historic maps.  Foster Russell and Martha Hodgkins  were married in Ipswich on January 29, 1829. Russell purchased the lot in 1855. Thomas Franklin Waters wrote that this lot was owned by the Rev. John Norton, pastor of the … Continue reading 9 East Street, the Foster Russell house (1856)
6 Hovey Street, the B. Ellsworth house (b 1856) - The 1856 Ipswich Village map shows the owner of the house at the corner of Hovey and Water Streets to be B. Ellsworth. The 1872 Ipswich Village map lists the owner of the house as T. Ellsworth, and the house is shaped similarly to the present house at that location. It is also easily identifiable in … Continue reading 6 Hovey Street, the B. Ellsworth house (b 1856)
10 Hammatt St., the old South Church Vestry (1857) - The two-family house at 10 Hammatt Street was originally the Vestry for the South Church, and sat on South Main Street near the South Green. The Ipswich Historical Commission database gives the date of construction as 1857. It was moved to its current location at 10 Hammatt St. and converted into a two family dwelling. … Continue reading 10 Hammatt St., the old South Church Vestry (1857)
31 North Main Street, the Methodist Church (1859) - The Methodist Society was established in Ipswich in 1824. They built their first Meeting House at the intersection of North Main and  East Street, at the approximate location of the Ipswich Inn. The building at 4 East Street was the Methodist parsonage. The current Methodist Church on Meeting House Green was constructed in 1859. Its steeple … Continue reading 31 North Main Street, the Methodist Church (1859)
23 East Street, Ipswich MA 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 is known.
118 High St., Ipswich MA 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 with Italianate trim found … Continue reading 118 High Street, the Aaron Rutherford house (1860)
116 High St., Ipswich MA 116 High Street, the Samuel Rutherford house (1860) - Samuel P. Rutherford built the house shortly after purchasing the lot in 1860. Rutherford’s widow sold to Wm. F. Rutherford in 1899. He sold to Fred W. Turner in 1900. Turner sold to Joseph Martel in 1906. In 1906 the High St. bridge was constructed which isolated this section of High St. from the rest … Continue reading 116 High Street, the Samuel Rutherford house (1860)
114 High St., Ipswich MA 114 High Street, the Tibbets-Fowler house (1860) - The house was built by Henry and Mary J.L. Tibbetts between 1860 and 1864. John J. Fowler was the owner from 1864 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 late example of the story-and-one-third Greek … Continue reading 114 High Street, the Tibbets-Fowler house (1860)
46 Washington St. 46 Washington Street, the James Peatfield – J. S. Marble house (1860) - This two-family house was built ca. 1860. A map of 1872 identifies J. Peatfield and J.S. Marble as the owners. This probably refers to James Peatfield. Peatfield was born in England in 1803 and came to America in 1827. He worked in Ipswich as a machinist in the lace factory of the Heard Brothers and … Continue reading 46 Washington Street, the James Peatfield – J. S. Marble house (1860)
18 Washington St., Ipswich MA 18 Washington Street, Sanford Peatfield House (1860) - Sanford Peatfield House, 18 Washington St. This house appears to have been built for Sanford and Mary Peatfield around 1860. The Peatfield family came from England in 1827. His brother James was responsible for inventing a warp machine, after which he began manufacturing woolen underwear. He is considered one of the first in the country to … Continue reading 18 Washington Street, Sanford Peatfield House (1860)
280 Argilla Road, the Inn at Castle Hill (1860) - Information is provided by the Trustees of Reservations While their grand “Italian Villa” at the top of the hill was under construction from  1910–1912, Richard T. Crane, Jr., and his family spent summers in this cottage. The cottage was originally built as a farmhouse in the mid-1800s. In 1899, businessman John Burnham Brown inherited the … Continue reading 280 Argilla Road, the Inn at Castle Hill (1860)
78 East St., Ipswich MA 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, then in vogue for ladies wear, knit goods, hoods, and shawls. Glover employed 40-50 hands during the Civil War, but the number … Continue reading 78 East Street, the James Glover hosiery factory (c 1860)
Caldwell house, 25 County St., Ipswich 25 County Street, the J. Caldwell house (c 1860) - The house at 25 County Street in Ipswich was built in approximately 1860. It does not appear on the 1856 map, at which time this section of County St. was part of the Ipswich Jail grounds. The present owner informs us that “We live at 23 County St. at the corner of Green St. Our … Continue reading 25 County Street, the J. Caldwell house (c 1860)
Spiller house, High St., Ipswich MA 248 High Street, the William Spiller house (b 1860) - At the corner of Mile lane and Rt. 1, where the Clam Box now stands,  Nehemiah Jewett Jr. owned ten acres of land. He married Sally Jewett, October 22, 1795, and built a dwelling on the lot and occupied it with his family until his death. The history of the site is given by Waters … Continue reading 248 High Street, the William Spiller house (b 1860)
96 County Road, Old South Church Parsonage (1860) - The charming small two-story house at 96 County Road 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 (see photo below). … Continue reading 96 County Road, Old South Church Parsonage (1860)
45 North Main Street, the Isaac Flitchner house (1860) - The Isaac Flitchner house at 45 North Main Street in Ipswich sits on the location of the former Captain John Lord house. In 1860 Michael Ready moved that house to Washington Street (Deed 607:206). Dr. Isaac Flitchner built this fine Italianate house on the lot, featuring flush board siding, ornate brackets, floral decorations, and a disc … Continue reading 45 North Main Street, the Isaac Flitchner house (1860)
296 High Street, the Oliver Bailey house (1860) - Richard Bailey was born in Yorkshire England in 1619 and arrived on the Ship “Bevis” in 1638, and settled in Rowley, where he set up the first clock mill in this country. One of his descendants was Oliver Bailey, a shoe maker who also operated a small farm at this house he built in 1860 … Continue reading 296 High Street, the Oliver Bailey house (1860)
2 East Street, the Robert Jordan house (1863) - The house at 2 East Street at the end of North Main Street is the Ipswich Bed and Breakfast or Ipswich Inn. It was built by clothing store owner Robert Jordan. Robert Jordan bought this lot in 1862, and enlarged the lot by purchasing pieces of two adjoining lots in 1863. On this enlarged lot Jordan built … Continue reading 2 East Street, the Robert Jordan house (1863)
Patrick Riley House on Washington Street, Ipswich MA 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 house was occupied by Isaac W. Mitchell, … Continue reading 16 Washington Street, the Patrick Riley house (c 1865)
102 County Road, the Rowell-Homans house (c 1865) - This small Colonial style house at 102 County Rd. in Ipswich was built about 1840 on 1.5 acres between Saltonstall Brook and the current Ipswich DPW property. The land was originally part of a 14 acre land grant given to Richard Saltonstall, known for having created the first mill on the Ipswich River, and for … Continue reading 102 County Road, the Rowell-Homans house (c 1865)
33 North Main Street, the Nathaniel Wait house (1865) - The Nathaniel R. Wait house at 33 North Main Street appears on the Ipswich maps between 1859 and 1872. Wide roof rakes supported by corbels and dental molding are typical of the late Greek Revival era with Italianate influence. Wait was apparently a cobbler, having placed on exhibit at the Essex County Fair a pair of fishing … Continue reading 33 North Main Street, the Nathaniel Wait house (1865)
46 N. Main Street, the James Damon house (1866) - 46 North Main, the James Damon house was built in 1866. Damon bought this property from Thomas Morley in 1866 (719:1), 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 … Continue reading 46 N. Main Street, the James Damon house (1866)
83 Central Street, the International House (1866) - The International Hotel In 1866 the International House was built by the Eastern Railroad at Depot Square in Ipswich approximately where the Institution for Savings bank now sits. The Eastern Railroad ran from Boston to Portland, continuing to Canada and was the primary competition of the Boston and Maine Railroad until it was acquired by … Continue reading 83 Central Street, the International House (1866)
15 East Street, Ipswich MA 15 East Street (tentative: Dawson’s Bakery; James and Louise Glover house 1870) - The house at #15 East Street may have been a small shop before it was converted to residences. Deeds show that the house at #21 East Street was #17 before houses were renumbered for the 911 system. We have tentatively identified #21 as the Russell house, as shown in the 1910 map, and #15 is … Continue reading 15 East Street (tentative: Dawson’s Bakery; James and Louise Glover house 1870)
32 Washington Street, the E. Bray – Daniel Nourse House (c 1870) - The house at 32 Washington St.  was built ca. 1865 and by 1872 was owned by E. Bray. Town directories contain no information about Bray. 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 Moynaham, Dennis is listed … Continue reading 32 Washington Street, the E. Bray – Daniel Nourse House (c 1870)
11 Liberty Street, the Levi Howe house (c 1870) - This house does not appear on the 1854 map of Ipswich, but by the time of the 1872 map, the house was in place and Levi L. Howe, a farmer, was in residence. The Howe family owned the house until 1953. Ipswich has very few Gothic Revival cottages, and the Howe House is perhaps the … Continue reading 11 Liberty Street, the Levi Howe house (c 1870)
G. Russell house, 21 East St., Ipswich MA 21 East Street, the George Russell house (c 1870) - The Ipswich Historical Commission database shows the date of construction of 21 East St. as 1856-72 based on when it appeared in the town maps. The 1910 map shows the house as # 17 or #19, owned by Dr. Russell at that time. It’s in the 1884 map as well as  the 1872 map, shown as G. Russell. … Continue reading 21 East Street, the George Russell house (c 1870)
44 East St, Ipswich MA 44 East Street, the John Roberts house (c 1870) - The 1872 Ipswich map identifies this as the J. Roberts house. The Ipswich Historical Commission records the date of construction as 1856/1872 by John Roberts.  The house eventually came into the possession of the Hovey family, through the marriage of Mary Elizabeth Hovey (1843-1928) to John Roberts (1824-1903). In the 1910 Ipswich map, this house and the … Continue reading 44 East Street, the John Roberts house (c 1870)
59 Turkey Shore Road, the Otis Glover house (c 1870) - Elizabeth Glover, wife of Otis Glover, inherited the property at 59 Turkey Shore Road from her father, Abraham Soward. At some point she moved the old house off the lot and built a large Queen Anne mansion on the location. “E. Glover” first appears at this location in the 1856 Ipswich map. Otis Glover was … Continue reading 59 Turkey Shore Road, the Otis Glover house (c 1870)
15 South Main Street, the Caldwell Block (1870) - The Caldwell Block at the corner of South Main and Market Street is the oldest large building in the commercial section of Ipswich. The photos below show that despite the change of establishments, the building remains easily identifiable. The Choate Bridge Pub anchors the corner now, but when John Updike had his office upstairs, it was … Continue reading 15 South Main Street, the Caldwell Block (1870)
4 Lords Square, Old Fire House (c 1870) - The yellow building at Lords Square between Dunkin Donuts and the laundromat was constructed between 1865 and 1872. Despite its neglected appearance and the boxy addition on the front it once served as one of the town’s three fire stations, housing engine #2, the Neptune, and the town’s first motorized fire truck, Hose 2. The current … Continue reading 4 Lords Square, Old Fire House (c 1870)
Summer St. house Ipswich MA 31 Summer Street, the Bartlett house (c 1870) - The date of construction for the house at 31 Summer Street in Ipswich is listed as 1775 by the town assessors, but it first appears in town maps in 1872, owned by “E. Bartlett.” The Ipswich Historical Commission dates it to 1870. Although the house at first glance looks similar to those built in the … Continue reading 31 Summer Street, the Bartlett house (c 1870)
63 Turkey Shore Road, the Isaac Foss house (1870) - James Galbraith sold an 18th century house and 10 acres to Isaac Foss in 1870 (802:115). Foss must have built the Gothic Revival house soon afterwards. Though 1870 may seem a late date for the Gothic Revival Style in general, all the remaining Ipswich examples date from that general period. The Ross House is Ipswich’s … Continue reading 63 Turkey Shore Road, the Isaac Foss house (1870)
42 North Main Street, the John Johnson house (1871) - John A. Johnson was a shoemaker who built the fine Italianate house at 42 North Main Street in Ipswich in 1871. Italiante features include the window surrounds and bracketed cornices. The 10 room house has 4 bedrooms and 2 formal living rooms with ceiling medalions, a butler’s pantry, 2 kitchens and 4 artisan-crafted marble fireplaces. The Johnson shoe … Continue reading 42 North Main Street, the John Johnson house (1871)
108 Central Street, Ipswich MA 108 Central Street, the George W. Baker house (1872) - 108 Central Street is one of three identical houses along this stretch of Central Street (together with 100 Central Street and 110 Central Street). The three houses stood in a row until about 1900 when 106 Central Street was constructed, separating 100 Central from the others. Land on which 108 and 110 Central were built … Continue reading 108 Central Street, the George W. Baker house (1872)
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 steep roof, story-and-a-half construction, a balanced facade, centered door with entablature and corner pilasters, dental molding and elaborate cornice … Continue reading 37 Summer Street, the William H. Jewett house (b 1872)
22 East Street, the Moses Fellows House (1873) - Thomas Sweet sold the lot at 22 East St. to Moses A. Fellows and Sarah G. Hodgkins on May 9, 1873 (936:1). Fellows built the present house shortly thereafter. Fellows owned a lumber yard on Water Street. At 80 years old, he retired as a farmer at this address. This house is an example of … Continue reading 22 East Street, the Moses Fellows House (1873)
49 Turkey Shore Road, the Austin Measures house (1874) - The Austin Measures house at 49 Turkey Shore Road is believed to have been built in 1874. The low-pitched roof, window hoods and corbels supporting the flat roof portico are of Italianate influence. The 1900 Census records that Austin Measures was born in England in 1835. He immigrated to the U.S., married Lucy W. from Maine, … Continue reading 49 Turkey Shore Road, the Austin Measures house (1874)
56 Washington St. 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 was probably his shop. By 1902 the … Continue reading 56 Washington Street, the Ephraim Goodhue House (1875)
31 County Street, Ascension Memorial Episcopal Church (1875) - Ascension Memorial Episcopal Church on County Street was designed by famed architect James Renwick Jr. (1818-1895) and is considered “American Gothic Revival” in style. Construction was begun in 1869 and completed in 1875. Among Renwick’s other accomplishments include the designs of St. Patrick’s Cathedral and St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral in New York City, and the administrative … Continue reading 31 County Street, Ascension Memorial Episcopal Church (1875)
57 South Main Street, Ipswich Mills boarding house (1876) - The building at 57 South Main Street was erected by the Ipswich Mills Corporation for use as a boarding house, after it bought the existing 1723 house and land from Wesley K. Bell on  May 4, 1876 (952: 164). In the early 20th Century, Madeline Linehan operated the Ipswich Mills Tea House in the former … Continue reading 57 South Main Street, Ipswich Mills boarding house (1876)
18 Hammatt Street, the Ipswich gas generator building (1877) - On Hammatt Street across from Brown Square sits a deserted brick building once known as Charlie Brown’s Gas House that manufactured coal gas (also known as “manufactured gas”) for the town of Ipswich. The Ipswich Gas & Light Company was formed in 1877 and manufactured gas from coal. Pipes were installed throughout town and gas street lights erected. … Continue reading 18 Hammatt Street, the Ipswich gas generator building (1877)
107 Central Street, Ipswich MA 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. Source: Macris
88 Central Street, Ipswich MA 88 Central Street, the W. L. Johnson house (c 1880) - Central St..was laid out in 1870, at the time the Mansard style was in full bloom in Ipswich. Property owners quickly adopted this popular style and soon Mansard roofs lined the street. The W.L. Johnson house is the most ambitious Mansard on Central St., and preserves the richest decorative detailing. Paired brackets, narrow windows, channelled … Continue reading 88 Central Street, the W. L. Johnson house (c 1880)
31 Washington St., the Laffy – Chapman – Morrill house (c 1880) - Michael Laffy – Chapman – Morrill House, 31 Washington St. 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. … Continue reading 31 Washington St., the Laffy – Chapman – Morrill house (c 1880)
Patrick Riley House, 12 Washington St. 12 Washington Street, the Patrick Riley house (1880) - Patrick Riley House, 12 Washington St. This house was built between 1872 and 1884 for Patrick and Ellen Riley. Riley was a farmer and he and his wife lived at #16. It appears that after the house at 12 Washington was built, the Rileys rented it out and remained living at #16. By 1924 this house … Continue reading 12 Washington Street, the Patrick Riley house (1880)
387 Linebrook Road, Perley Farm (1880) - We received a couple of wonderful photographs of the old Perley farm on Linebrook Rd. from Chris Gorham. Her grandmother, Bertha Cheever Perley Moulton, was born in Ipswich in 1886 to David Tullar Perley and Elizabeth Lavalette Perley. Bertha Perley graduated from Manning High School in 1905. The Perley family barn at 381 Linebrook is now known … Continue reading 387 Linebrook Road, Perley Farm (1880)
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 … Continue reading 21 North Main Street, the Theodore Cogswell house (1880)
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 … Continue reading 41 Washington Street, the George Brown house (1883)
Isaac J. Potter house, 82 Central Street, Ipswich MA 82 Central St., the Isaac J. Potter house (b 1884) - The house at 82 Central Street was the home of Isaac J. Potter, editor of the Ipswich Chronicle, and is identified in the 1884 Ipswich map. The 1910 map shows the owner as A. P. Smith. One of the earliest newspapers in the town was the Ipswich Advance with Edward B Putnam as editor and proprietor.  He … Continue reading 82 Central St., the Isaac J. Potter house (b 1884)
11 Warren Street, the Old Warren Fire House and School (1884) - From the Agawam Manual: History of the Ipswich Fire Department, published November, 1888: In 1884, Edward W. Choate contracted with the town to build a firehouse for $1250.00 on Warren St., on land purchased from Ann Mitchell. The Warren engine was paid for 26, October 1884, and cost $1200.00. She was bought of Roxbury and was … Continue reading 11 Warren Street, the Old Warren Fire House and School (1884)
3 Short Street, the Short Street Store (1884) - Short Street is the small one-way street that cuts behind the service station which sits approximately at the site of Asa Lord’s store in Lords Square. There is only one building on Short Street and it has never been torn down or replaced. In the first half of the 20th Century it was the home … Continue reading 3 Short Street, the Short Street Store (1884)
6 High Street, the Joseph Ross house (1884) - The Joseph Ross house, 6 High St., Ipswich: The Whittier Porter Funeral Home, a Victorian home built between 1884 and 1887 by Joseph Ross (1822-1903). He was a contractor from Ipswich credited with designing and popularizing the horizontally folding railroad drawbridge. The Ross family in Ipswich may descend from Killicross Ross, a Scottish soldier captured … Continue reading 6 High Street, the Joseph Ross house (1884)
Barton house, 24 Summer St., Ipswich 24 Summer Street, the William E. Barton house (1885) - An innovation of the Greek Revival period was building homes with the narrower front gable end facing the street on narrow lots. Larger Greek Revival Buildings were constructed with a temple-like façade. Vernacular Greek Revival houses were often painted white, and featured dark green shutters. The William E. Barton  house at 24 Summer Street in Ipswich was constructed in 1885, … Continue reading 24 Summer Street, the William E. Barton house (1885)
13 Spring St., Ipswich MA 13 Spring Street, the George V. Millett house (1886) - Built about 1886, The George V. Millett house is an outstanding example of Victorian-era “shingle style” architecture. Millett was born in 1846 and died in 1914. He was a partner in the company “Millett, Woodbury &Co., Shoes,” which was apparently located next to today’s Mercury Brewing on Brown Square, In the 1896 Town Report, we read, “Millett & Woodbury … Continue reading 13 Spring Street, the George V. Millett house (1886)
44 North Main Street, the Harry K. Dodge house (1886) - Harry K. Dodge bought the 44 North Main Street homestead of the widow Margaret S. Kendall, in 1886. He tore down the old house and erected this Victorian home.
8 High St., Ipswich MA 8 High Street, Frederick G. Ross house (1887) - Joseph Ross, the well-known bridge-builder built the house that is now the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home at 6 High Street, and was succeeded in the business by his sons Joseph and Frederick. Frederick built this house, next door at 8 High Street in 1887. In the book Commercial and Financial New England Illustrated we read, “Joseph … Continue reading 8 High Street, Frederick G. Ross house (1887)
59 Washington Street, the Charles W. Bamford house (C 1887) - The house at 59 Washington Street in Ipswich was built between 1884 and 1888 for Charles W. Bamford, who was at various times in his career, Town Clerk, Treasurer, and Justice of the Peace. Bamford owned the house as late as 1910. The elaborative cornices and multiple colors of paint define it as Italianate, with influences … Continue reading 59 Washington Street, the Charles W. Bamford house (C 1887)
48 Market Street, the Bailey house (c 1887) - The large Victorian home known as the Dr. George G. Bailey House at 48 Market Street in Ipswich was built between 1884 and 1887. The house does not appear on an 1893 map of the town, but is in place by the time of the 1910 Atlas. It was added to the National Register of … Continue reading 48 Market Street, the Bailey house (c 1887)
John and Jesse Wade's shop, 94 County Rd., constructed about 1890 94 County Road, Jesse and John Wade’s shop (1888) - Jesse and John Wade were in a long line of builders from the Wade family, who constructed several houses on the east side of County Rd. This 1888 house is said to have been their shop.
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. George Edward Farley was born in 1855, the eldest son  of Nathaniel R. and Emeline Caldwell … Continue reading 47 North Main Street, the George Farley House (1888)
7 East Street, the Sadie Stockwell house (1888) - The Sadie B. Stockwell house at 7 East Street in Ipswich was built in 1888. The Heirs of Samuel Hunt sold the building lot to Mrs. Sadie B. Stockwell on April 27, 1888 (577:129) and she built the house on the lot in the same year.  In the 1910 Ipswich map, the house belongs to F. H. … Continue reading 7 East Street, the Sadie Stockwell house (1888)
8 Brown Street, the Timothy Carey house 8 Brown Street, Timothy Carey house (1890) - The Ipswich Historical Commission database lists the house at 8 Brown Street as the Timothy Carey house, built circa 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 … Continue reading 8 Brown Street, Timothy Carey house (1890)
3 East St., Ipswich MA the J. W. Perkins house 3 East Street, the James W. Perkins house (1890) - Thomas Franklin Waters wrote that this lot was owned by the Rev. John Norton, pastor of the church in Ipswich from 1636-52, in his book, “Ipswich in the Massachusetts Bay Colony” Volume 1. “Mr. Norton purchased Mr. Fawn’s house on East Street, on the site of the Foster Russell house.” Samuel Hunt purchased the ancient … Continue reading 3 East Street, the James W. Perkins house (1890)
4 Maple St., Ipswich MA 5 Maple Avenue, the G. Baxer – Frank Campbell house (1890) - This house was built between 1884 and 1902. The earliest owner to be identified is G. Baxter, who owned the property by 1910. Little is known of Baxter except that he had sold the house by 1916. By 1916 Frank and Ada Campbell were its owners. Frank Campbell is listed in town directories as a … Continue reading 5 Maple Avenue, the G. Baxer – Frank Campbell house (1890)
G. Tozier house, 6-8 Maple Street, circa 1890 6-8 Maple Street, George Tozier house (circa 1890) - The 1910 Ipswich map shows the owner of this house as George Tozier. Maple Street first appears in the 1884 Ipswich map, without houses. The photo was taken from Town Hill by Edward Darling, around 1890. In the foreground are houses still standing on High Street. On the far left of the photo is the old Lord … Continue reading 6-8 Maple Street, George Tozier house (circa 1890)
16 Maple St., Ipswich MA 16 Maple Avenue, the William H. Bodwell house, 1890 - As late as 1888 there was no house on this site. By 1891 this house appears on maps under the ownership of William H. Bodwell. Bodwell is listed in town directories as a laborer and later a carpenter. Stylistic elements of this house are more in keeping with mid-nineteenth century architecture, indicating that the house … Continue reading 16 Maple Avenue, the William H. Bodwell house, 1890
37 Washington Street, the Grossman-Doucette house (1890) - Charles Grossman – Denis Doucette, House, 1890 37 Washington St. This house was built between 1884 and 1902 and was probably one of several in the area built by the Brown family. Prior to construction of the house, land on which it stands was part of a much larger parcel belonging to George B. Brown. Brown … Continue reading 37 Washington Street, the Grossman-Doucette house (1890)
1 Highland Avenue, the Wainwright School (1890) - In 1926 when the Shatswell School was constructed on Green Street,several small schools were closed, including the Dennison School on Meeting House Green, the Cogswell School on Payne St., and the Wainwright school on Highland St near the intersection of Spring St. The History of the Ipswich Public Schools states that the Wainwright School was constructed … Continue reading 1 Highland Avenue, the Wainwright School (1890)
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 “Sunswyck,” or … Continue reading 65 Waldingfield Road, Sunswick (1890)
6 Manning Street, the H. K. Damon house (1890) - The blue Victorian house at 6 Manning Street in Ipswich was built in approximately 1890. Exterior features include a two story three-window front bay with third floor porch, shingle siding, partial wrap-around porch and slate shingles. Inside the house are 10-foot ceilings, two stain glass windows, oak floors, original moldings and pocket doors.
12 High Street, the William Russell House (1890) - The following is taken from “A Walking Tour and Brief History of Early Ipswich Massachusetts“  produced by the Ipswich Visitors Center, Marjorie Robie and William Varrell. This is a Queen Anne period house built in 1890, relatively unusual in Ipswich. Vertical and horizontal exterior decorative boards demonstrate the Victorian “Stick” architectural style. The sitting room … Continue reading 12 High Street, the William Russell House (1890)
George Dexter house, Argilla Rd., Ipswich 15 Argilla Road, the George Dexter house (1893) - George G. Dexter, artist photographer, built this classic Queen Anne house on property formerly owned by Henry L. Ordway. The house is an exuberant example of this style and many typical Queen Anne features have been incorporated into the design. These include various shingle types, asymmetrical massing, an offset bay with a prymidal cap and … Continue reading 15 Argilla Road, the George Dexter house (1893)
Proctor estate New England Biolabs 240 County Road, the Proctor Estate, New England Biolabs (1895) - The former James H. Proctor Estate lies between County Rd and Fellows Rd., built by James H. Proctor 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 … Continue reading 240 County Road, the Proctor Estate, New England Biolabs (1895)
17 Turkey Shore, Ipswich MA 17 Turkey Shore Road, the John Edward Norman house (1895) - The John Edward Norman house at 17 Turkey Shore Road in Ipswich was built about 1895. Thomas Franklin Waters wrote the following in his book, Ipswich in the Massachusetts Bay Colony: “John E. Norman shipped as cabin boy out of Newburyport, when he was about fourteen years old, in the “Morning Star.” While he was … Continue reading 17 Turkey Shore Road, the John Edward Norman house (1895)
44 Mill Road, Holiday Hill, The William and Violet Thayer house (1897) - Information and photos provided by David Thayer.  “My grandparents, William And Violet Thayer viewing a solar eclipse, in Ipswich, ca. 1934. The second man from the right is William G. Thayer. The woman on the left is Violet. Next to her is her sister, Daisy Otis Smith. The man on the far right, is Uncle … Continue reading 44 Mill Road, Holiday Hill, The William and Violet Thayer house (1897)
Arthur L. Sweetser house, Labor in Vain Road, Ipswich MA. 42 Labor in Vain Road, the Arthur L. Sweetser house (c. 1898) - Arthur L. Sweetser, a Boston banker, built Greystone his summer home on Labor in Vain Road in Ipswich. His wife was Laura Attwill. The architectural style was apparently influenced by Henry Hobson Richardson (1838-1886), a prominent architect who designed nearly 80 buildings, including churches, libraries, railroad stations, and private homes, many of them in Massachusetts. His … Continue reading 42 Labor in Vain Road, the Arthur L. Sweetser house (c. 1898)
14 Liberty Street, the George B. Brown house (1898) - The elegant Victorian house at 14 Liberty Street in Ipswich was built between 1896-98 by George B. Brown, who owned a grain mill on Washington Street The wider floor plan and shorter elevation of this house suggests that the builders incorporated modern framing methods that were not available in the mid-1800’s when Victorian houses were … Continue reading 14 Liberty Street, the George B. Brown house (1898)