James Damon bought this property from Thomas Morley in 1866 (719:1), removed an 18th century house and built this Italianate mansion. The 2 1/2 story house has Italianate window hoods, quoins, bracketed and decorated cornice, a bold arrowhead and dentil eaves. Damon was a businessman who owned the County Street Mill on Falls Island at Sawmill Point, as well as the “Damon Block” downtown in Ipswich.
- T.P. Waters, Ipswich In the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Vol. I, p. 352