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Bungalows of Ipswich

The Eastern Bungalow style was popular between 1910-1940, which included the Depression years. They are an affordable and practical adaptation of California’s Arts and Crafts movement. Full second floors are not a feature of this style, but finished attics are common. The style shares features with traditional well-ventilated folk houses in the warmer U.S. south, with expansive front porches that form a habitable transition between the home and the outside environment. In New England, many of the porches have been enclosed. In post-war America, the bungalow was followed by the single-floor ranch style, with poured concrete floors.  In recent years, bungalows have made a comeback in popularity.

Shown below are houses in Ipswich that are representative of the Bungalow and Arts and Crafts styles.

Ipswich MA bungalow

27 Argilla Rd.

Ipswich MA bungalow

1 Blaisdell

Ipswich MA bungalow

174 County Rd.

Ipswich MA bungalow

5 East St.

Ipswich MA bungalow

13 Essex Rd.

Ipswich MA bungalow

9 Fairview Ave.

Ipswich MA bungalow

11 Farley Ave.

Ipswich MA bungalow

33 Farley

Ipswich MA bungalow

2 Grant Court

Ipswich MA bungalow

199 High St.

Ipswich MA bungalow

205 High St.

Ipswich MA bungalow

10 Kimball Ave.

Ipswich MA bungalow

14 Kimball Ave.

Ipswich MA bungalow

16 Kimball Ave.

Ipswich MA bungalow

5 Labor in Vain Rd.

Ipswich MA bungalow

7 Linden St.

Ipswich MA bungalow

15 Locust Rd.

Ipswich MA bungalow

3 Maple Ave.

Ipswich MA bungalow

7 Mount Pleasant

Ipswich MA bungalow

17 Mount Pleasant

Ipswich MA bungalow

19 Newmarch

Ipswich MA bungalow

4 North Ridge

Ipswich MA bungalow

5 Peabody St.

Ipswich MA bungalow

16 Peabody St.

Ipswich MA bungalow

10 Perley Ave.

Ipswich MA bungalow

21 Poplar St.

Ipswich MA bungalow

16 Riverside

Ipswich MA bungalow

9 Ryan Ave.

Ipswich MA bungalow

10 Ryan Ave.

Ipswich MA bungalow

11 Spring St.

Ipswich MA bungalow

3 Tansey Lane

Ipswich MA bungalow

48 Topsfield Rd.

Ipswich MA bungalow

53 Topsfield Rd.

Ipswich MA bungalow

43 Turkey Shore

Ipswich MA bungalow

45 Turkey Shore

Ipswich MA bungalow

67 Washington St.

Ipswich MA bungalow

69 Washington St.

Ipswich MA bungalow

70 Washington St.

Ipswich MA bungalow

1 Woods Lane

“Bungal-ode”

by Burges Johnson, Good Housekeeping magazine, February 1909

There’s a jingle in the jungle
‘Neath the juniper and pine,
They are mangling the tangle
Of the underbrush and vine,
And my blood is all a-tingle
At the sound of blow on blow,
As I count each single shingle
On my bosky bungalow

There’s a jingle in the jungle,
I am counting every nail,
And my mind is bungaloaded,
Bungaloping down a trail;
And I dream of every ingle
Where I angle at my ease,
Naught to set my nerves a-jingle
I may bungle all I please.

For I oft get bungalonely
In the mingled human drove,
And I long for bungaloafing
In some bungalotus grove,
In a cooling bung’location
Where no troubling trails intrude,
‘Neath some bungalowly rooftree
In east bungalongitude.

Oh, I think with bungaloathing
Of the strangling social swim,
Where they wrangle after bangles
Or for some new-fangled whim;
And I know by bungalogic
That is all my bungalown
That a little bungalotion
Mendeth every mortal moan!

Oh, a man that’s bungalonging
For the dingle and the loam
Is a very bungalobster
If he dangles on at home.
Catch the bungalocomotive;
If you cannot face the fee,
Why, a bungaloan’ll do it —
You can borrow it from me!

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  1. Hi Gordon,
    Great piece. Would that land values would permit the buildings of these darling bungalows again in this area. I have a small one myself, not unlike the one shown on 21 Poplar Street above with the original porch incorporated into the house. Taxes are moderate, utilities manageable, maintenance low, and (thankfully) paid for.

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