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Rice estate, Ipswich MA
Ann Proctor Rice
Rice estate, Ipswich
Ann Proctor Rice
Ipswich Tricentenial celebration
The Damon Building, Depot Square (by Edward Darling, circa 1900)
Tricentennial parade
Boy with horse, early photos from Ipswich Massachusetts
Whittier (by Edward Darling)
Dr. Luce Ipswich ma historic photos
Dr. Luce (by Edward Darling)
Albert Smith, Ipswich MA historic photos
Albert Smith (by Edward Darling)
Ipswich Fire Department horse-drawn engines
Ipswich Fire House
Market St.
Horse-drawn trolley
Byfield or Rowley (by Edward Darling)
Arthur H. Lord
Arthur H. Lord (by Edward Darling)
Sylvester (by Edward Darling)
Ephraim Fellows (by Edward Darling)
Chaput (by Edward Darling)
Mallard (by Edward Darling)
Foster (by Edward Darling)
Parade, Brown Square
Sanders, blacksmith (Ipswich Museum)
Fred Cronin, 1930
The South Side Store
Painting of the South Green
Charlotte Lindgren on her pony
Rice estate, Ipswich MA 251 Topsfield Road, Turner Hill (1900) - Construction on the Turner Hill mansion-house on Topsfield Road began in 1900. The story below contains excerpts from “A Short History of the Rice Estate, 1890-1945” by Rev. Robert F. Ippolito, M.S., published in 1976, with pictures from the October 1903 issue of “Architectural Review.” Additional photos are provided by the Turner Hill Residential Community site. Anne … Continue reading 251 Topsfield Road, Turner Hill (1900)
Appleton Farms - Featured above is the Appleton Farms “Old House” which is now the visitor center. Many generations of the Appleton family lived in the “Old House” at Appleton Farms. Samuel Appleton was an original settler, and his brother Isaac built the first section of the Old House in 1688. Samuel Appleton of the fifth generation of the family … Continue reading Appleton Farms
Horses and Equestrians - Photos and stories from our archives…
Nancy Astor, Hamilton MA The Amazing Life of Nancy Astor - If you look at an online map you will often see a reference to “Nancy’s Corner” at the intersection of Highland Street and Cutler Road in Hamilton. I started researching who this Nancy was and discovered an amazing story. Nancy Witcher Langhorne was the daughter of a Virginian slaveholder whose family fell into poverty after the … Continue reading The Amazing Life of Nancy Astor
Crocker Snow, aviation pioneer - When we moved to Mill Road in Ipswich we wondered why Google Maps labeled a grassy strip across the street “Snow Airport”. The property belonged to Crocker Snow, an aviation pioneer who continued to fly his 1947 single engine plane until he died in 1999 at 94 years of age. One of Snow’s first passengers … Continue reading Crocker Snow, aviation pioneer

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