20 Mineral Street, Ipswich MA

20 Mineral Street, the Lucy Ackerman house (c 1870)

This house began as a story and a half Mansard cottage, with the Mineral Street wing added later. No house appears at this location in the 1856 map. but only a small cottage is shown to be in the 1872 map with the name “Mrs. L. Ackerman,” which is probably Lucy Lord Ackerman, whose husband Daniel Ackerman died in 1868. She died in 1882. The house appears in the 1893 Ipswich Birdseye map and in the 1884 Ipswich map in the present configuration with the name “C. Arthur.”