Views of rooftops from downtown Ipswich, circa 1900
The photo below is a panoramic made of two views from the roof of the old Hayes Hotel at the corner of Depot Square and Hammatt Street, which had a flat-roof wing on the back. The photos were;taken several years after the 1894 fire, which;destroyed all of the previous buildings in the first block of Central Street, but before 1907 when the Tyler Block was constructed.
In the foreground are the houses and trees which were removed to construct the Hammatt Street parking lot. The Hayes Hotel was across from the old Ipswich Depot and was once a popular stop for travelers and tourists. It;was demolished after a devastating fire in the 1960’s that killed several residents.;Shown below is a street view of the Hayes Hotel.