38 High Street, the Joseph N. Caldwell house (c 1875)

38 High Street Ipswich MAThis or an adjoining lot was transferred from Elizabeth D. lord, widow of John Lord Jr. shipmaster, who died intestate, and as guardian of their minor children by public auction to Nathaniel Caldwell, December 10, 1861. Deed book and pages 631-174, 175, 176. $258 was paid by Nathaniel Caldwell for half an acre with a dwelling house and other buildings thereon bordered northerly by High St., easterly by other lands of Nathaniel Caldwell, southerly by land of Luther Lord. and westerly by Mary Brown, being part of the real estate of the late John Lord, on September 1860,

The court awarded the property to Nathaniel Caldwell by public auction.for $516.00. December 20, 1861. Deed 631-177. Nathaniel Caldwell transferred to Joseph N. Caldwell half an acre with buildings on December 17, 1861.

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The old William Caldwell house on High St. was taken down in the 19th Century, but several Caldwell homes remain standing. The house at 38 High Street is on the right.

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The 1856 map shows that J. N. Caldwell and John Lord were neighbors.

The 1872 map shows an empty lot between the lots of J N. Caldwell and N. Caldwell.

1872 Ipswich map

The 1872 map shows J. N. Caldwell at this location,. The N Caldwell house appears to be the William Cadwell house that was torn down. The Joseph N. Caldwell house was already standing when the house was demolished. (see photo below)

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The 1884 map shows the house owned by J. W. Caldwell

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The 1910 Ipswich map shows the owner as Mrs. J. Caldwell.