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Ralph W. Burnham, Antiques and Hooked Rugs

In the late 19th Century, hooked rugs gained immense popularity, partly due to a Maine Peddler and rug hooker named Edward Sands Frost, who introduced preprinted hooked-rug patterns on burlap. In 1876, when Frost sold his business, he had about 180 patterns. Frost’s patterns included a wide variety of natural […]

South Main Street postcard, Ipswich MA

South Main Street

In March 1692 the Selectmen laid out twenty-three small lots and granted them “to as many individuals with the conditions that they not encumber the highway, make provision for drainage under the buildings, that each person provide paving four-foot wide all along before ye said buildings for the convenience of foot travelers, and erect posts to keep horses from spoiling the same.”

Arrival of English Puritans in New England

Arrival of the English

Within three years of the arrival of the Winthrop fleet to New England, so many immigrants had arrived in Massachusetts Bay that Boston Neck could not hold them all. Perceiving a threat from the French, thirteen men arrived in 1633 to establish the town that would be named Ipswich a year later.

Ipswich at MACRIS

MACRIS is the Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System. The following houses are from a search of Ipswich structures in the collected files. Go to MACRIS to view the complete list of structures. Inv. Property Name Street Year IPS.A Ipswich Village IPS.B Damon Farm II IPS.C Linden Street Mansards […]

Locust Grove Cemetery

The Locust Grove Cemetery is located at 1 Locust Street, Ipswich, MA. Akerman, Mary M. Allen, Courtney Allen, Esther B. Allen, Joseph D. Alley, Hattie B. Alley, Sarah E. Anderson, Murray Edwin Andrews, George N. Andrews, John J., Jr Andrews, Mabel Johnston Archer, Austin Archer, Ethel Madeline Archer, […]

Highland Cemetery

Highland Cemetery in Ipswich is on the hill above the Old North Burying Ground, and is accessed from Town Farm Rd. The following listings are from the Highland Cemetery listings at the Findagrave site. Many of the older tombstones are at the Old North Burying Ground, and are […]

Walking tour of historic Ipswich MA

Historic Ipswich Tour

A Walking Tour and History of Ipswich This extensive tour of Ipswich, Massachusetts begins at the Riverwalk Mural behind the EBSCO buildings, near the corner of Market Street and Union Street. Many of the First and Second Period houses in the town are visited along with sites of […]