isz35mlllsznojThe 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 late Georgian or Federal era, the decorative brackets under the soffets and porch roof are Italianate, suggesting the later period.

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