Maple Street first appears in the 1884 Ipswich map, without houses. The photo was taken from Town Hill by Edward Darling, around 1890. In the foreground are houses still standing on High Street. On the far left of the photo is the old Lord Square fire station and the Payne School, bright white. Behind them you can see the train tracks. Several houses are seen behind it on Washington Street. The hillside behind was still primarily farmland. A white arrow in the photo below points to the Tozer house still standing at 6 Maple Street, with a horse in front.
Sometime after 1910 the name was changed to Maple Avenue. View a list of Maple St. residents from the 1910 Ipswich Census.