Historic houses of Ipswich

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Agawam Ave.

Captain John Hobbs house, Agawam Avenue, Ipswich 6 Agawam Avenue, the Augustine Carey – Captain John Hobbs house (1855) - This house was built in 1855 by Augustus C. Carey, who sold it in 1865 to Captain John Hobbs, who recruited two companies of Ipswich men during the Civil War, one of which he led to the front.… Continue reading 6 Agawam Avenue, the Augustine Carey – Captain John Hobbs house (1855)
8 Agawam Lane, Ipswich MA 8 Agawam Avenue, the Newmarch – Spiller house (1798) - Hannah Newmarch Spiller was Zaccheus' grandaughter and wife of Thomas Newmarch, who is assumed to have built this house.The estate was bequeathed by Hannah's sister Martha Newmarch (who was unmarried, to Hannah Spiller, daughter of her late sister.… Continue reading 8 Agawam Avenue, the Newmarch – Spiller house (1798)

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Argilla Road

10 Argilla Rd., Harry Joyce house (c 1885) - The house at 10 Argilla Rd. is not shown in the 1884 Ipswich map, but was sold by Harry Joyce on Oct. 8, 1890 to Gustavus Kinsman. Sources
Hamlin Reservation 106 Argilla Road, the Octavia Hamlin house (1784) - The Hamlin Reservation is a 135 acre former coastal farmland, with a rocky forested island surrounded by salt marsh, now owned by the Trustees of Reservations. The house an barn were moved from across the road in about 1916.… Continue reading 106 Argilla Road, the Octavia Hamlin house (1784)
Argilla Farm 107 Argilla Road, Argilla Farm (c. 1805) - In 1637, John Winthrop Jr. conveyed his farm to Samuel Symonds, who became Deputy-Governor of the Colony. It came into possession of Thomas Baker, who married one of Symonds' daughters. Allen Baker built the hip-roofed farm house in 1785. It was purchased by Ephraim Brown and inherited by his son Thomas.… Continue reading 107 Argilla Road, Argilla Farm (c. 1805)
12 Argilla Rd., Ipswich MA 12 Argilla Road, the Norman J. Bolles house (c 1900) - The first known owner of this house is Norman J. Bolles, president of the Ipswich Savings bank. This house is a fine example of a Queen Anne Cottage. Features include a wealth of shingle types and an exceptional shingled carriage house in the rear which retains a cupola.… Continue reading 12 Argilla Road, the Norman J. Bolles house (c 1900)
13 Argilla Rd., Ipswich MA 13 Argilla Road, Thomas and Elizabeth Brown house (c 1844) - The simple exterior is enlivened by Victorian elements, including two door hoods with elaborate scroll brackets decorated with incised floral motifs and sunbursts. Thomas Brown is the first known owner of the house (shown in a map dated 1856). … Continue reading 13 Argilla Road, Thomas and Elizabeth Brown house (c 1844)
George Dexter house, Argilla Rd., Ipswich 15 Argilla Road, the George and Mabelle Dexter house (1893) - George Dexter was a prominent Ipswich photographer in the 19th Century through 1920. This classic Queen Anne house includes an outbuilding which was used by Dexter as a photography studio.… Continue reading 15 Argilla Road, the George and Mabelle Dexter house (1893)
153 Argilla Road, the Isaac Goodale house (1669) - This First Period house was built in West Peabody before 1695. In 1928 it was reconstructed at 153 Argilla Road by Robert and Susan Goodale. … Continue reading 153 Argilla Road, the Isaac Goodale house (1669)
155 Argilla Road, the Holman-Ilsley house, c 1790 (moved here in 1951) - This house was moved to this location from Ilsley Farm in W. Newbury. Architectural features suggest an 18th Century origin. … Continue reading 155 Argilla Road, the Holman-Ilsley house, c 1790 (moved here in 1951)
164 Argilla Rd, Ipswcih MA 164 Argilla Rd. the Francis Cogswell homestead, 1743 - Francis Cogswell purchased this property in 1743, but the date of construction is uncertain. … Continue reading 164 Argilla Rd. the Francis Cogswell homestead, 1743
Tilton Smith house, Argilla Road in Ipswich 168 Argilla Road, the Tilton-Smith house (c 1720) - Built circa 1720 by Abraham Tilton Jr., a 1998 fire took away much of its original frame, but the owner totally rebuilt the home with with materials salvaged from 18th and 19th century structures throughout New England. … Continue reading 168 Argilla Road, the Tilton-Smith house (c 1720)
Samuel Wade - S. F. Canney housse, 17 Argilla Rd. 17 Argilla Road, the Samuel Wade – S. F. Canney house (1845) - Samuel Wade built this house as a cottage in 1845. In 1856 it was owned by S. F. Canney, whose lumber company burned at its first location by the County Street Bridge, and again at its Brown Square location. … Continue reading 17 Argilla Road, the Samuel Wade – S. F. Canney house (1845)
Rantoul house, Ipswich 176 Argilla Rd., “Thatchbanks” (1912) - Mr. and Mrs. August Neal Rantoul built their large and solid brick house "Thatchbank" at 176 Argilla Rd. on the southwest side of Goodale pond in 1912 on land purchased from John August Burnham.… Continue reading 176 Argilla Rd., “Thatchbanks” (1912)
Stephen Smith farm, Argilla Rd. 178 Argilla Road, the Stephen Smith house (1742) - Sagamore Hill, which is near Fox Creek and Argilla Roads, was originally apportioned in small tillage lots to a considerable number of owners. The house was built by Stephen Smith, who bought the land in 1742.… Continue reading 178 Argilla Road, the Stephen Smith house (1742)
178 Argilla Road, circa 1900 188 Argilla Road, the Oliver Cogswell house, 1815 - Oliver Cogswell built this dwelling about 1815. In the early 20th Century it was purchased by Dr. Joseph L. Goodale of Boston, who improved the plain farm dwelling into an attractive summer home.… Continue reading 188 Argilla Road, the Oliver Cogswell house, 1815
William Shurcliff house Argilla Rd. 203 Argilla Rd., the William Shurcliff house (1963) - The house at 203 Argilla Rd. was designed in 1963 for William Shurcliff by architect Royal Barry Wills.… Continue reading 203 Argilla Rd., the William Shurcliff house (1963)
Sidney Shurcliff house, Argilla Road, Ipswich Ma 207 Argilla Rd., the Sidney Shurcliff house (1935) - Sidney Shurcliff, a Boston landscape architect hired architect George W. W. Brewster to convert the Mary Lord house into his summer residence. … Continue reading 207 Argilla Rd., the Sidney Shurcliff house (1935)
208 Argilla Rd. 208 Argilla Road (1917) the Barney-Smith house - The 1884 Ipswich map shows the owner of the acreage as John B. Caverly. The 1910 Ipswich map shows the property belonging to “Dr. Smith.” On March 29th 1913, Theobald Smith sold “a parcel of land and saltmarsh” to Margaret H. Barney, (Salem Deeds, book 2204, page 575). The Barneys built the present estate house.… Continue reading 208 Argilla Road (1917) the Barney-Smith house
211 Artilla Rd., Ipswich 211 Argilla Rd., the Mary Ann Archer Lord house (1902) - In 1902, Mary Ann Archer Lord of Boston purchased 20 Acres of Land on Argilla Road from the Smith family. No buildings are mentioned in the deed. In 1929, Sidney Lord and other parties sold to Benjamin Van Wick the property, including buildings, bordering on the lot of Dr. Charles Townsend, the well-known naturalist. Van… Continue reading 211 Argilla Rd., the Mary Ann Archer Lord house (1902)
217 Argilla Rd., Ipswich MA 217 Argilla Road, the Townsend house (1902) - In 1892 Dr. Charles Wendell Townsend and his family began spending summers on Argilla Road, staying at Smith’s Boarding house. He built his house a decade later. Townsend is known for his nature studies of the sand dunes and wildlife at Crane Beach and Plum Island.… Continue reading 217 Argilla Road, the Townsend house (1902)
Crockett houseon Argilla Rd. 232 Argilla Road, the Patch-Brown-Crockett house (c 1760-85) - John Patch died in 1799 leaving the Sagamore Hill farm to his grandson Tristram Brown, who built the dwelling, which he operated as a boarding house on the way to the beach. Dr. Eugene A. Crockett bought the property along with its dairy and hay farm in November 1897. … Continue reading 232 Argilla Road, the Patch-Brown-Crockett house (c 1760-85)
280 Argilla Road, the Inn at Castle Hill (1860) - Originally built as a farmhouse in the mid-1800's, businessman John Burnham Brown, inherited and expanded it into a larger home with a road system and gardens. Richard T. Crane purchased the property in 1910 and spent summers here while his mansion was under construction. In 2000, The Trustees of Reservations opened it as “The Inn at Castle Hill.”… Continue reading 280 Argilla Road, the Inn at Castle Hill (1860)
Giddings-burnham house 43 Argilla Road, the Giddings – Burnham house (b 1667) - The earliest section of the Giddings-Burnham House at 43 Argilla Road in Ipswich was built in the mid-17th Century by carpenter George Giddings who immigrated from Norfolk, England. The earliest documentation for this property was the deed of sale between George Giddings and his brother-in-law Thomas Burnham in 1667. … Continue reading 43 Argilla Road, the Giddings – Burnham house (b 1667)
44 Argilla Rd. 44 Argilla Rd. (c 1930) - This seemingly gothic revival house is not on the 1910 map. A 1920 date is on the Patriot Properties site.
50 Argilla Road, the Burnham-Andrews house (1815) - The Burnham farm at one time stretched both sides of Argilla Road. This house was probably moved a short distance to this location by J. Howard Burnham in the late 18th or early 19th Century. … Continue reading 50 Argilla Road, the Burnham-Andrews house (1815)
Samuel Kinsman house, 53 Argilla Rd., Ipswich 53 Argilla Road, the Samuel Kinsman house (1750-77) - Samuel Kinsman received this property in a bequest from his father Capt. John Kinsman, who married Hannah Burnham in 1733. The house is generally dated circa 1750 with a 1777 wing from an existing structure that was moved.… Continue reading 53 Argilla Road, the Samuel Kinsman house (1750-77)
George Haskell house, 66 Argilla Road, Ipswich MA 66 Argilla Road, the George Haskell house (1855) - George Haskell, a lawyer, constructed the large white house on Argilla Road at the base of Heartbreak Hill in 1855-56. A gentleman farmer, he invested his time in a quest for the ultimate wine grape.… Continue reading 66 Argilla Road, the George Haskell house (1855)
89 Argilla Rd. (1834) - The Ipswich Historical Commission refers to this house as the Dr. John Manning farm. In 1897 Theodore Wendel married Philena Stone, and they spent their summers in this house at the farm on Argilla Road that she inherited from her family. … Continue reading 89 Argilla Rd. (1834)
The Crane Estate (1928) - Castle Neck and Crane Beach have a long history of ownership by several families before being granted by the Cranes to the Trustees of Reservations.… Continue reading The Crane Estate (1928)

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Brown Square

Tedford's Lumber Ipswich MA 10 Brown Square, Tedfords Lumber (1933) - Tedford's Lumber on Brown Square got its start in 1946 when James Tedford Sr. and Bill Martin, just back from the Navy, took a portable sawmill into the woods to cut timber. The next year they decided to open a lumber yard on Brown Square.… Continue reading 10 Brown Square, Tedfords Lumber (1933)
19 Brown Square 19 Brown Square (1903) - Harold Bowen wrote that this building was constructed from bricks that were saved from where the parking lot is now for the Ipswich Inn opposite N. Main st.… Continue reading 19 Brown Square (1903)
2 Brewery Place (Brown Square) Ipswich Ale Brewery (c 1900) - The Burke Shoe Heel factory burned on June 19, 1933, but this wing survived the fire, and is today the Ipswich Ale Brewery. It was the home of Saffron Brothers, the exclusive suppliers of clams to the Howard Johnson chain for 32 years.… Continue reading 2 Brewery Place (Brown Square) Ipswich Ale Brewery (c 1900)

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Brown Street

8 Brown Street, the Timothy Carey house 8 Brown Street, Timothy Carey house (1890) - The house is typical of the Liberty/Brown/Mineral/Washington Street “folk victorian” homes built at the end of the 19th Century, often from plans available through architectural magazines. The style in Ipswich was generally L-shaped with a porch and brackets under the gable, and mass-produced prefabricated trim.… Continue reading 8 Brown Street, Timothy Carey house (1890)
10 Brown Street, Ipswich MA 10 Brown Street, Essex Hosiery Company worker housing (c 1900) - Several homes on this street were built by the short-lived Essex Hosiery Company to house their employees. The house is typical of the vernacular Victorian "gable with ell" homes built at the end of the 19th Century on Brown and Mineral Streets.… Continue reading 10 Brown Street, Essex Hosiery Company worker housing (c 1900)
12 Brown St. 12 Brown St. (c 1890) - Several homes on this street were built by the short-lived Essex Hosiery Company to house their employees. The house is typical of the vernacular Victorian "gable with ell" homes built at the end of the 19th Century on Brown, Cottage and Mineral Streets.… Continue reading 12 Brown St. (c 1890)
14 Brown St. 14 Brown St., Mitchell-Ralph house (c 1890) - Several homes on this street were built by the short-lived Essex Hosiery Company to house their employees. The house is typical of the vernacular Victorian "gable with ell" homes built at the end of the 19th Century on Brown, Cottage and Mineral Streets.… Continue reading 14 Brown St., Mitchell-Ralph house (c 1890)
16 Brown St. 16 Brown St., the Leno house (1890) - Several homes on this street were built by the short-lived Essex Hosiery Company to house their employees. The house is typical of the vernacular Victorian "gable with ell" homes built at the end of the 19th Century on Brown, Cottage and Mineral Streets.… Continue reading 16 Brown St., the Leno house (1890)

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Candlewood Road

3 Candlewood Rd., Ipswich MA 3 Candlewood Rd., the Brown-Whipple house (1812) - Joseph Brown built this house in 1812 as a dwelling for his son, James, and sold him the house and 3 acres, Dec. 23, 1817. The entire estate of Joseph Brown eventually was inherited by James. In 1852, D. F. Brown and the other heirs sold their interest to Hervey Whipple, who had married Martha P., daughter of James Brown, July 3, 1852. The heirs of Hervey Whipple still occupied into the 21st Century. … Continue reading 3 Candlewood Rd., the Brown-Whipple house (1812)
30 Candlewood Rd. 30 Candlewood Rd., the Ephraim Brown house (1825) - More homes of the Brown family in Ipswich
Martin Keith house, Candlewood Rd. Ipswich 36 Candlewood Road, the Martin Keith house (1807, moved 1995) - The Martin Keith House (1807) is a fine Federal era specimen that stood for two centuries in Middleborough MA. by 1990 it was barely salvageable with rotted sills and interior damage. In 1995 buyers from Ipswich agreed to have it restored on their property.… Continue reading 36 Candlewood Road, the Martin Keith house (1807, moved 1995)
65 Candlewood Road, the Rhoda Kinsman house ( 1776 / 1818) - Jeremiah Kinsman died in 1818, and his will bequeathed the “Walker’s Island farm” to his sons Jeremiah and William in equal parts. William or his son William Jr. built this house next door, which was known as the “cottage." It came to be occupied by Rhoda Kinsman, daughter of William Jr.… Continue reading 65 Candlewood Road, the Rhoda Kinsman house ( 1776 / 1818)
14 Candlewood Road, the Joseph Brown and Elizabeth Perkins house (1779) - Elizabeth Brown, descendant of the early Candlewood settler John Brown, was the wife of Captain Perkins, and gained possession of this lot. In December, 1779, their daughter, Elizabeth, became the wife of Joseph Brown, of the same family line, who built this house.… Continue reading 14 Candlewood Road, the Joseph Brown and Elizabeth Perkins house (1779)
41 Candlewood Road, the Boardman house (c 1730) - Bryan Townsend completely restored this second-period 1750 home built by Captain John Boardman or his son Thomas. The barn that Townsend restored received the 2009 Mary Conley award for historic preservation of an Ipswich property.… Continue reading 41 Candlewood Road, the Boardman house (c 1730)
49 Candlewood Road, the Robert Kinsman house (b 1714) - Robert Kinsman constructed this First Period house before 1714, and the home has been greatly expanded over the years. Stephen Kinsman inherited the house in 1726, and with his wife Elizabeth Russell brought up a family of twelve children. They dwelt in the old Robert Kinsman homestead until 1767 when he sold his farm, 47 acres and buildings to Samuel Patch.… Continue reading 49 Candlewood Road, the Robert Kinsman house (b 1714)
Candlewood Rd. house, Ipswich MA 59 Candlewood Road, the Jeremiah Kinsman house (1752) - Stephen Kinsman built the house at 59 Candlewood Rd. in 1752. He bequeathed to his son Jeremiah "all my lands in Walker's Swamp with the dwelling house and buildings thereon, recorded Dec.27, 1756, by which time Jeremiah and his wife Sara Harris were living in it. This house is protected by a preservation agreement with the town of Ipswich and the Historical Commission. … Continue reading 59 Candlewood Road, the Jeremiah Kinsman house (1752)

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Central Street

35 Central St., Ipswich MA 35 Central St., the Caldwell-Copp house - The Oak Hill apartments building at 35 Central Street was constructed in 1880 by Joel Caldwell. In 1891, Margaret and Lydia Caldwell sold the property to Carlton and Harriett Copp.… Continue reading 35 Central St., the Caldwell-Copp house
87 Central St., Ipswich MA 87 Central Street (c 1890) - The 1910 Ipswich map shows the owner of the house at 87 Central Street as"Misses Peatsfield." The house is almost identical in construction to the house at 89 Central Street, which is shown in the 1884 Ipswich map.… Continue reading 87 Central Street (c 1890)
98 Central Street 98 Central Street, the William and Abigail Haskell house (b 1884) - This house first appears under the name William Haskell in the 1884 Ipswich map.The house is shown as “A. Damon” in the 1910 map. It is also shown in the 1893 Birdseye map of Ipswich.
91 Central Street 91 Central Street, the Sylvanius and Mary Canney house (c 1866) - The house at this location first appears in the 1872 Ipswich map under the name "S. F. Canney." Sylvanius F. Canney purchased the lot in 1866, and sold the house and land to Israel Jewett in 1869.  … Continue reading 91 Central Street, the Sylvanius and Mary Canney house (c 1866)
80 Central Street 80 Central Street, the Malachi Nolan house (1877) - Dr. Asabel Wildes sold three small lots to Malachi Nolan who appears to have build this house in 1877. His daughter Mary Marshall sold the combined lots with the building to Charles A Sayward in 1911.… Continue reading 80 Central Street, the Malachi Nolan house (1877)
79 Central Street 79 Central Street, the Foster Russell Jr. house (1883) - John Cogswell sold this lot without a house for $300 to Augustus Russell and Foster Russell Jr. in 1883 (book 1110, page 078). This house appears in the 1893 Ipswich Birdseye map; the 1884 and 1910 Ipswich maps show the owner of the house as Foster Russell Jr. The owner in the 1910 map is… Continue reading 79 Central Street, the Foster Russell Jr. house (1883)
44 Central Street 44 Central St., the Ellen V. Lang house (c 1885) - The 1884 Ipswich map shows a house set back from Central St., belonging to “Mrs. Wildes.” In 1888, The Agawam Manual and Directory by M.V. B. Perley, shows the following residences: This house is shown in the 1893 Ipswich Birdseye map. The 1910 Ipswich map shows this house belonging to “Mrs. Lang.” In 1887 Ellen… Continue reading 44 Central St., the Ellen V. Lang house (c 1885)
111 Central Street 111 Central Street, the Albert and Annie Garland house (1894) - The house at 111 Central St. first appears in the 1910 Ipswich map, with the owner shown as A. S. Garland. Albert J. Garland, Edward Lord and Edward Baxter received a mortgage for the lot “with a new building thereon” in 1894 (Book 1432, page 305). Henry Garland was the owner of the house in 1934… Continue reading 111 Central Street, the Albert and Annie Garland house (1894)
110 Central Street 110 Central Street, the Samuel Baker house (before 1884) - Three identical houses with mansard roofs appear in the 1893 Ipswich Birdseye map and are still standing. The 1884 Ipswich map shows this house owned by “S. H. Baker” and the one next door owned by “G. H. Baker.” Samuel Baker and other parties conveyed “a certain parcel of land” in 1894 to Chebacco Associates.… Continue reading 110 Central Street, the Samuel Baker house (before 1884)
109 Central Street 109 Central Street, Daniel and Mary Collins house (1873) - The house at 109 Central St. appears in the 1884 Ipswich map as “Collins,” and is shown in the 1893 Ipswich Birdseye map. Daniel Collins deeded the house to his “loving daughter” Mary Collins in 1887.  The “parcel of land” “on the new road” was conveyed by Nathan Jewett to Dan Collins on August 16,… Continue reading 109 Central Street, Daniel and Mary Collins house (1873)
101 Central Street 101 Central Street, Newton house (c 1900) - This house first appears in the 1910 Ipswich map on the same lot with the house in front, labeled, “Mrs. Newton.” Sources:
92 Central St., the Abbie G. Lord house, 1871 - The house at 90 Central St., was constructed after Andrew Geyer purchased the lot from Amos Smith in 1869. He sold the finished house to Abbie G. Lord in 1873, who sold to Maria J. Brown in 1897.… Continue reading 92 Central St., the Abbie G. Lord house, 1871
108 Central Street, Ipswich MA 108 Central Street, the George W. Baker house (1872) - 108 Central Street is one of three identical houses along this stretch of Central Street. George W. Baker, who served in the Civil War from February, 1962 until August, 1865 occupied the house after its construction.… Continue reading 108 Central Street, the George W. Baker house (1872)
107 Central Street, Ipswich MA 107 Central Street, the Collins house (c 1880) - This rambling double house is trimmed with characteristic Queen Anne finery. The entrance porches are decorated with turned posts, balusters, and spindle screens. Elaborate rising sun motifs in both gables, eave brackets, and staggered butt shingles in the bays complete the design.… Continue reading 107 Central Street, the Collins house (c 1880)
88 Central Street, Ipswich MA 88 Central Street, the W. L. Johnson house (c 1880) - The W. L. Johnson house is the most ambitious Mansard on Central St., and preserves original decorative detailing. A matching carriage house also survives.… Continue reading 88 Central Street, the W. L. Johnson house (c 1880)
The Ipswich Fire Department building on Central Street was built for horse-drawn fire trucks 55 Central Street, Central Fire Station (1907) - Constructed for horse-drawn equipment in 1908, this building has served for over a century as the Ipswich fire station.… Continue reading 55 Central Street, Central Fire Station (1907)
38 Central Street, Ipswich MA 38 Central Street, the Measures building (c 1900) - Austin Measures built this after the Central Street fire of 1894. Measures' Candy Shop was a long-lasting institution that began in a small small building on North Main Street. The building was taken down in 1904 to construct the Colonial Building, and he reopened in this Central Street location.… Continue reading 38 Central Street, the Measures building (c 1900)
Memorial Building, Central Street Ipswich MA 33 Central Street, Memorial Hall (1921) - In 1921 the Memorial Building was built in memory of Ipswich Veterans. The long stairs from Central Street were difficult. The town sold the building to a non-profit corporation in 2003 and the building was renovated into affordable elderly housing.… Continue reading 33 Central Street, Memorial Hall (1921)
Tyler Building, Ipswich MA 2 Central Street, the Tyler Building (1906) - The Tyler Building, was the last commercial block on Central Street to be constructed after the 1894 Central Street fire. It was the home of Tyler's Department Store and Quint's Drugs.… Continue reading 2 Central Street, the Tyler Building (1906)
Isaac J. Potter house, 82 Central Street, Ipswich MA 82 Central St., the Isaac J. Potter house (b 1884) - This house was the home of Isaac J. Potter, editor of the Ipswich Chronicle, who became the paper's sole proprietor.… Continue reading 82 Central St., the Isaac J. Potter house (b 1884)
83 Central Street, the International House (1866) - In 1866 the International House was built by the Eastern Railroad beside the Ipswich Depot. It was moved in 1882 to make room for a new depot. It continued to be operated as a hotel, and In the 1970's and 80's was known as the House of Hinlin.… Continue reading 83 Central Street, the International House (1866)

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County Road

136 County Rd., Ipswich, the home of Francis Henry Richardson 136 County Rd., the Francis Henry Richardson house (1902) - The artist Francis Henry Richardson built a house for his family in Ipswich after studying at the Academie Julian in France. In Ipswich he concentrated on landscapes and only a few portraits. His exhibitions included the National Academy of Design, Pennsylvania Academy, Detroit Museum of Art, Salamagundi Club and others, receiving the Philadelphia Art Society medal in 1902 and the Boston Art Club Purchase Prize in 1903.… Continue reading 136 County Rd., the Francis Henry Richardson house (1902)
197 County Rd., the Tuckerman house 197 County Rd.,”Applegate” (1875) - “Applegate,” was owned by Ruth Appleton Tuckerman and her husband, Charles. Four houses were built along the north side of Waldingfield Road by grandchildren of Gen. James Appleton.… Continue reading 197 County Rd.,”Applegate” (1875)
175 County Road, the Jonathan Potter house, Ipswich MA 175 County Road, the William Manning house (1820) - The large Federal-era house on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church in Ipswich was built by William Manning in 1820 after he purchased a portion of the ancient Potter family Farm.… Continue reading 175 County Road, the William Manning house (1820)
Proctor Estate 240 County Road, the Proctor Estate, New England Biolabs (1895) - The former James H. Proctor estate was built in 1895. The Catholic Church purchased the property, where it was used as a novitiate by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, and later became the Catholic school Don Bosco. Since 1999 the Proctor estate has been the home of New England Biolabs, which provides walking trails open to the public.… Continue reading 240 County Road, the Proctor Estate, New England Biolabs (1895)
Cable Hospital in Ipswich 126 County Road, Benjamin Stickney Cable Memorial Hospital (1916-1987) - Cable Memorial Hospital was built in 1917 on the former Kimball estate, known in Colonial times as Windmill Hill. After his friend Benjamin Stickney Cable was killed in an automotive accident, Richard Teller Crane Jr. purchased the land and donated $145,000 to the hospital construction fund.… Continue reading 126 County Road, Benjamin Stickney Cable Memorial Hospital (1916-1987)
John and Jesse Wade's shop, 94 County Rd., constructed about 1890 94 County Road, Jesse and John Wade’s shop (1888) - Jesse and John Wade were in a long line of builders from the Wade family, who constructed several houses on the east side of County Rd. This 1888 house is said to have been their shop. … Continue reading 94 County Road, Jesse and John Wade’s shop (1888)
Nathaniel Wade house, 92 County Rd., constructed in 1810 92 County Road, the Nathaniel Wade house and shop (1810) - The Nathaniel Wade house and shop at 92 County Rd. was constructed in 1810. Many of the 19th Century houses on the east side of County Rd. were built by the Wade family, many of whom were contractors.… Continue reading 92 County Road, the Nathaniel Wade house and shop (1810)
The Hellenic Center on County Rd. in Ipswich 117 County Road, the Hellenic Center (1904) - Mrs. Anna P. Peabody purchased thiis property in 1903-4 and transformed the bare pastures into a beautiful estate which named Floriana. For many years it has served as the Hellenic Center for the town's Greek population.… Continue reading 117 County Road, the Hellenic Center (1904)
102 County Road, the Rowell-Homans house (c 1865) 102 County Road, the Rowell-Homans house (c 1865) - A brick powder house was constructed near this house. Ira Worcester sold Jane Rowell, the half acre lot on Aug. 31, 1865, on which she built this dwelling, later owned by Mr. Homans, with the right to the Town to keep the Powder house. April 18, 1871.… Continue reading 102 County Road, the Rowell-Homans house (c 1865)
90 County Rd., Ipswich MA 90 County Road, the William Wade house (1822) - Captain William Wade was a carpenter by trade, and the house features an attractive stairway and handrails in the front entry hall. The Wade family dominated this stretch along County Road.… Continue reading 90 County Road, the William Wade house (1822)
64 County Road, the Southside Store (c. 1836) - The South Green also had a grocery store for many years. Originally known as the Goodhue Grocery, in the 20th Century it was called the South Side Store. The store closed in 1980.… Continue reading 64 County Road, the Southside Store (c. 1836)
79 County Road, the Jacob Manning house (c. 1820) - The house was built in approximately 1820, and was moved back on the lot when the Verizon telephone company building was constructed in the 20th Century.… Continue reading 79 County Road, the Jacob Manning house (c. 1820)
70 County Road, Ipswich MA 70 County Road, the John Hayes house (1910) - The hip roof , the generous front porch and extended eaves of this 1910 house draw from the Arts and Crafts architectural styles of the early 20th Century. The Hayes Tavern at Depot Square was known as the Hayes Hotel in the mid-Twentieth Century. … Continue reading 70 County Road, the John Hayes house (1910)
96 County Road, Old South Church Parsonage (1860) 96 County Road, Old South Church Parsonage (1860) - This charming small house with elaborate Italianate trim was built in 1860 as the parsonage for the South Congregational Church, which was at the head of the South Green. The church burned in 1977. The Rev. Thomas Franklin Waters and his family lived in this home. … Continue reading 96 County Road, Old South Church Parsonage (1860)
84 County Road, the Reverends Daniel Fitz and Moses Welch house (1829) - The house was used as a joint residence by Rev. Moses Welch, who assumed the pastorate of Linebrook Church in 1831, and  the Rev. Daniel Fitz, who assumed the pastorate of the nearby South Church in 1827 upon the death of the Rev. Joseph Dana… Continue reading 84 County Road, the Reverends Daniel Fitz and Moses Welch house (1829)
"Locke's Folly" County Rd., Ipswich 68 County Road, Calvin Locke’s Folly (1836) - Otis Holmes sold this lot to Calvin Locke in 1835 (286:247)., and this impressive Greek Revival house was built a year later. The size of the house and the tall Greek columns on the front exceeded his resources such that the house came to be called "Locke's Folly." Locke was an overseer in Augustine Heard's lace factory, the Ipswich Manufacturing Company.… Continue reading 68 County Road, Calvin Locke’s Folly (1836)
John Wade house, County Rd. Ipswich 85 County Road, the John Wade house (1810) - The John Wade house was built at the far end of South Green in 1810, but was moved further down County Road in 1948 to make room for the South Green Burial Ground expansion. This house bears remarkable similarity to the homes of housewrights Asa Wade and Samuel Wade, both still standing in their original locations on County Rd. facing the South Green. … Continue reading 85 County Road, the John Wade house (1810)
Burnham-Brown house, 86 County Rd., Ipswich MA 86 County Road, the Burnham – Brown house (1775) - This house was built in 1775 on a lot on Candlewood Rd., probably by Thomas Burnham. In 1821 Nathan Brown bought the house from Oliver Appleton, and 3 years later he removed it to its present site on County Rd. Brown and others enlarged and remodeled the old Burnham House, but some 18th century features remain. … Continue reading 86 County Road, the Burnham – Brown house (1775)
82 County Rd., Ipswich Ma 82 County Road, the Brown – Manning house (1835) - The widow Judith Manning and single woman Mary Brown had the house at 82 County Rd. built for them in 1835. It remained in the family until the late 19th century.… Continue reading 82 County Road, the Brown – Manning house (1835)
Samuel Wade House, 78 County Rd. Ipswich 78 County Road, the Samuel Wade house (1831) - In 1831, Samuel Wade purchased a lot and built this house as his home. In the early-mid Twentieth Century, the Samuel Wade house became the Southside Nursing Home, with 20 rooms & 13 bathrooms. It was restored as a private residence by the Marchand family, who made it their home in the 1960s and 70s.… Continue reading 78 County Road, the Samuel Wade house (1831)
76 County Road, the Asa Wade house (1831) - This building is similar to the house next door, which was built by Samuel Wade, who may have built both houses. Asa Wade is buried in the Old South Cemetery across the street.… Continue reading 76 County Road, the Asa Wade house (1831)
72 County Rd., Ipswich MA 72 County Road, the David Giddings house (1828) - The site of the David Giddings house was bequeathed by Jonathan Wade to his grandson Nathaniel in 1749. In 1828 Wade sold the lot and the shop standing on it to David Giddings, who enlarged it to a two-story dwelling facing the Green.… Continue reading 72 County Road, the David Giddings house (1828)
83 County Road, the Rogers-Brown-Rust House (1665-1723) - The house at 83 County Road is believed to be three houses joined together, at least one from the First Period. In 1836 the house and lot were conveyed to the South Parish as a church site. Asa Brown bought the house and removed it to its present location.… Continue reading 83 County Road, the Rogers-Brown-Rust House (1665-1723)
Nathaniel Wade house, Ipswich MA 88 County Road, the Col. Nathaniel Wade House (1727) - This house was built in 1727 by Captain Thomas Wade. On September 25, 1780, his son Nathaniel Wade received an urgent correspondence from General George Washington that General Arnold had "gone to the enemy" and to take command at West Point. The house is protected by a preservation covenant with the Ipswich Historical Commission.… Continue reading 88 County Road, the Col. Nathaniel Wade House (1727)

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County Street

10 County Street, the Dennis – Dodge House (1740) - The 1740 Dennis-Dodge house was owned by Captain John Dennis, whose father Thomas Dennis was a renowned woodworker and owned a home across the street. A succession of Dennis family members retained this property. Captain Ignatius Dodge (1816 - 1901) inherited the house. In the early 1800's, Eunice Hale maintained a school in the building.… Continue reading 10 County Street, the Dennis – Dodge House (1740)
28 County St. Ipswich 28 County St., the Asa Stone -Theodore Wendel house (1872) - Theodore Wendell Wendel first lived in this Victorian house before moving to Argilla Rd. The nearby County Street and Green Street bridges appear in his paintings, as does Town Hill and the rolling landscapes beyond.… Continue reading 28 County St., the Asa Stone -Theodore Wendel house (1872)
35 County St., Ipswich MA 35 County St., the Lydia and Reuben Daniels house (1863) - The house was build by Reuben Daniels, surveyor and shoe manufacturer, and his wife Lydia. … Continue reading 35 County St., the Lydia and Reuben Daniels house (1863)
3 County Street, Ipswich MA 3 County Street, the William Treadwell house (1850) - The house does not appear on the Ipswich maps through 1910, at which time this tiny parcel was owned by Dr. Russell. It may be a wing of the Captain William Treadwell house which was removed from the other corner of East Street in order to widen the intersection.… Continue reading 3 County Street, the William Treadwell house (1850)
26 County St., J. M Dunnels house, Ipswich MA 26 County Street, the John M. Dunnels house (1867) - This home was constructed in approximately 1867 by J. M. Dunnels, who was a "tin and sheet iron worker" with a shop downtown.… Continue reading 26 County Street, the John M. Dunnels house (1867)
25 County St., Ipswich MA 25 County Street, the J. Caldwell house (c 1860) - The house at 25 County Street in Ipswich was built in approximately 1860 on a corner of the former Ipswich Jail grounds. The 1872 Ipswich map shows the owner as J. Caldwell. In 1910 the owner is N. S. Kimball. … Continue reading 25 County Street, the J. Caldwell house (c 1860)
County Street, Ipswich MA 17 County Street, Perkins and Daniels Shoe Factory (1843) - This house was built in 1843 near the EBSCO dam as Hoyt’s Veneer Mill. It was moved in 1859 to its present location where it became the Perkins & Daniels Stocking Factory. Farley & Daniels succeeded in 1884. … Continue reading 17 County Street, Perkins and Daniels Shoe Factory (1843)
31 County Street, Ascension Memorial Episcopal Church (1875) - The Ascension Memorial Episcopal Church on County Street was designed by famed architect James Renwick Jr. (1818-1895) and is considered “American Gothic Revival” in style. Construction was begun in 1869 and completed in 1875.… Continue reading 31 County Street, Ascension Memorial Episcopal Church (1875)
45 County Street, the Amos Dunnels house (1823) - The Amos Dunnels house was constructed in 1823 on South Main St. and was moved to 45 County St. in the 20th Century. … Continue reading 45 County Street, the Amos Dunnels house (1823)
11 County Street, the Bennett – Caldwell house (1725) - Joseph Bennett built this early Second Period house in 1725. In 1818 the house was sold to Capt. Sylvanus Caldwell, who engaged in maritime trade along the coast from Massachusetts to Maine for a half century.… Continue reading 11 County Street, the Bennett – Caldwell house (1725)
Pinder-Rindge house, Summer St., Ipswich 5 County Street, the Richard Rindge / Pindar house (1718) - The First Period house at 5 County Street was originally on upper Summer St., moved to this location in the last half of the 19th Century.… Continue reading 5 County Street, the Richard Rindge / Pindar house (1718)
9 County Street, the Benjamin Dutch house (1705) - This was built early in the 1700’s, and was owned by one of several men named Benjamin Dutch who owned and sold properties throughout town. The asymmetrical facade and timber frame are typical of First Period construction.… Continue reading 9 County Street, the Benjamin Dutch house (1705)
16 County Street, the Abraham Knowlton house (1726) 16 County Street, the Abraham Knowlton house (1726) - The original house is believed to have been constructed between 1725 and 1740. The house was in poor condition and in 2003 was restored by Ipswich architect Matthew Cummings. It is identical in construction to the Dennis-Dodge house a few doors away.… Continue reading 16 County Street, the Abraham Knowlton house (1726)
15 County Street, the Rev. Levi Frisbie house (1788) - This house at 15 County Street was built in 1788 for Rev. Levi Frisbie, pastor of First Church in Ipswich. He continued in the pastorate thirty years until his death in 1806, succeeded by the Rev. David Tenney Kimball.… Continue reading 15 County Street, the Rev. Levi Frisbie house (1788)
The Benjamin Grant house, County Street in Ipswich MA 47 County Street, the Benjamin Grant house (1735) - The Benjamin Grant House was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. It appears to have been originally built as a half house. Benjamin Grant was born in 1701 in Ipswich to Robert and Mary Grant, who emigrated from England. Benjamin married Anne Perkins in 1722, and was killed in the French and Indian War in 1756.… Continue reading 47 County Street, the Benjamin Grant house (1735)
Thomas Dennis house, County Street, Ipswich MA 7 County Street, the Thomas Dennis House (1663) - Shoreborne Wilson, a cooper, built a house and shop on this site about 1660. Thomas Dennis, the well-known master joiner, bought the property in 1663. The rear ell of the present house dates from that period, The 5-bay front section of the house dates to the 1750s.… Continue reading 7 County Street, the Thomas Dennis House (1663)

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Depot Square

Mayflower Restaurant, Ipswich MA 11 Depot Square, Russell’s Lunch (circa 1900) - Arthur Honey Russell is said to have been responsible for making the Ipswich fried clam famous. Folks from other cities and towns on the North Shore came to Ipswich on the train or by trolley just to eat at Russell's on Depot Square. … Continue reading 11 Depot Square, Russell’s Lunch (circa 1900)

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East Street

10 East Street, the Nathaniel Harris house (1819) 10 East Street, the Nathaniel Harris house (1819) - Nathaniel Harris built his home in 1819 on a section of land from the Baker Newman property next door. His widow Elizabeth Staniford lived into her 90's. The county laid a pipe connecting a spring on this land to the house of corrections on Meetinghouse Green. … Continue reading 10 East Street, the Nathaniel Harris house (1819)
13 East St., Ipswich MA 13 East St., Ignatius Dodge Shoe Manufacturing (b.1856) - On the 1856 map this appears to be the "Ignatius Dodge Shoe Shop." The 1910 Ipswich map shows #13 East Street is owned by "F. Lord."… Continue reading 13 East St., Ignatius Dodge Shoe Manufacturing (b.1856)
Baker Newman house, East St. Ipswich MA 14 East Street, the Baker – Newman house (1725) - John Baker obtained a section of the land extending down East Street to Spring Street, originally granted to Rev. Cobbet. John Baker Jr. sold eight acres with buildings including land on the hillside to Nathaniel Jones Jr. in 1742. Jones sold the house and lot to George Newman Jr., a weaver.… Continue reading 14 East Street, the Baker – Newman house (1725)
15 East Street, Ipswich MA 15 East Street: Dawson’s Bakery; James and Louise Glover house (c 1870) - The house at #15 East Street may have been a small shop before it was converted to residences. The 1872 map shows the building at this location as “Dawson Bakery.”… Continue reading 15 East Street: Dawson’s Bakery; James and Louise Glover house (c 1870)
16 East St., Ipswich MA, the Lakeman house 16 East Street, the Lakeman-Johnson house (c 1840) - This house was built between 1837 and 1846 when mariner Richard Lakeman sold the land “with the dwelling house and other buildings thereon,” to his brother, Captain Ebenezer “Eben” Lakeman. The house has an Asher Benjamin doorway and has a preservation agreement with Historic New England.… Continue reading 16 East Street, the Lakeman-Johnson house (c 1840)
18 East Street, the Baker-Dodge house (1727) - This house was built by John Baker III, and was purchased by Mary Dennis Dodge in 1818. The house is protected by a preservation agreement between the owners and the town of Ipswich. … Continue reading 18 East Street, the Baker-Dodge house (1727)
2 East Street, the Robert Jordan house (1863) 2 East Street, the Robert Jordan house (1863) - The “Old Brick,” the home of esteemed Col. Francis Wainwright was at this location in the 17th and early 18th Century. The original Methodist Church meeting house was erected here in the 1830's. Robert Jordan, a clothing merchant, bought this lot in 1862, and built this fine Italianate home. Dr. George C. Bailey was the next owner, but then built the large Victorian house at 48 Market Street in 1887.… Continue reading 2 East Street, the Robert Jordan house (1863)
G. Russell house, 21 East St., Ipswich MA 21 East Street, the George Russell house (c 1870) - The first known owner of this house was George Russell, (1823-1884) a mason. His parents were Daniel Russell and Mary Lakeman. … Continue reading 21 East Street, the George Russell house (c 1870)
22 East Street, Ipswich MA the Moses Fellows house 22 East Street, the Moses Fellows House (1873) - Thomas Sweet sold this lot to Moses A. Fellows and Sarah G. Hodgkins in 1873, and Fellows built this Italianate house shortly thereafter. Fellows owned a lumber yard on Water Street. … Continue reading 22 East Street, the Moses Fellows House (1873)
25 East St., Ipswich MA the Stanwood-Willcomb house 25 East St, the Stanwood-Willcomb house (1830) - Stephen Stanwood erected this house in 1830 for a fulling mill. Sheep grazed on the bare hills above East and High Streets, and the mill used water that ran from the springs. This is said to be the first house in town to have running water. Fred Willcomb and his brother Lewis E. Willcomb operated a store here at Willcomb's Corner.… Continue reading 25 East St, the Stanwood-Willcomb house (1830)
26 East Street, the Staniford – Polly Dole -John Updike house (1687-1720) - Part of this house was constructed in 1687 for Deacon John Staniford and his wife Margaret. It acquired its current form in 1720. This was the home of writer John Updike, and has a preservation agreement with the Ipswich Historical Commission.… Continue reading 26 East Street, the Staniford – Polly Dole -John Updike house (1687-1720)
27 East St., Ipswich MA 27 East Street, the Widow Elizabeth Caldwell house (1740-1755) - Joseph Wait sold this lot to Elizabeth Caldwell, widow of Thomas, in 1829. She moved a house from another site onto her property. The rear two story wing is believed to be the older house, joined together when the house was moved. Structural evidence suggest a construction dates of about 1740 to 1775 for the two sections.… Continue reading 27 East Street, the Widow Elizabeth Caldwell house (1740-1755)
3 East St., Ipswich MA the J. W. Perkins house 3 East Street, the James W. Perkins house and Provisions (1860) - This house was built between 1856 and 1872. Samuel Hunt purchased the ancient Day-Dodge house at the corner of North Main and East Streets on Feb. 14, 1849 with three lots adjoining. The 1856 Ipswich map shows Burroughs Machine Shop at this location. The 1896 Ipswich Business Directory lists J.W. Perkins, Provisions and Meat Market at this location on East Street. … Continue reading 3 East Street, the James W. Perkins house and Provisions (1860)
30 East Street, the Jordan – Snelling – Potter house (c 1708) 30 East Street, the Francis Jordan house - A massive 17th Century timber frame from the First Period of construction in the English colonies is fully displayed throughout this house. … Continue reading 30 East Street, the Francis Jordan house
33 East St., Ipswich MA 33 East St., the Old Store (1830) - The house at 33 East St. was built in approximately 1830 near the corner of East and County Streets for use as a store by James Quimby, and was moved to this location in 1850 by Joseph Wait.… Continue reading 33 East St., the Old Store (1830)
Luther Wait house 35 East Street, the Luther Wait house (1810) - In 1872 Luther Wait removed the County jailor's house to this location. Wait served on several town boards including the school committee and as town assessor, and served two terms as postmaster.… Continue reading 35 East Street, the Luther Wait house (1810)
37 East Street, the Stephen Baker house (1834) - The small two story three bay colonial at 37 East Street was built in 1834 by Stephen Baker Jr. as a storehouse for his grocery. The lot was also used a lumber yard and Baker opened a way to the river, constructing a wharf at the end of the lane.… Continue reading 37 East Street, the Stephen Baker house (1834)
38 East Street, the John Harris house (1743) - Thomas Harris purchased land along East Street in 1665. His son John was deputy sheriff and transported accused witches to Salem for trial. This sizable Georgian house was built by John Harris, 3rd or 4th generation. The property descended to Capt. Stephen Baker, whose heirs owned into the 20th Century.… Continue reading 38 East Street, the John Harris house (1743)
4 East St., Ipswich MA 4 East St., the old Methodist Parsonage, 1830 - The house at 4 East Street was constructed about 1830 and served as the Methodist Parsonage. The first sanctuary of the Methodist Church was located next door at the location of the present-day Ipswich Inn.… Continue reading 4 East St., the old Methodist Parsonage, 1830
42 East Street, Ipswich MA 42 East Street, the Joseph Hovey house (1850) - Joseph Hovey bought a lot in 1843 from the estate of Thomas Boardman, and an adjoining lot in the rear at about the same time from J. H. Boardman. The old Boardman house was torn down about 1850, and Joseph Hovey built a house on the lot, which appears in the 1856 map.… Continue reading 42 East Street, the Joseph Hovey house (1850)
44 East St, Ipswich MA 44 East Street, the John Roberts house (c 1870) - The Ipswich Historical Commission records the date of construction as 1856/1872 by John Roberts, through the marriage of Mary Elizabeth Hovey (1843-1928) to John Roberts (1824-1903). … Continue reading 44 East Street, the John Roberts house (c 1870)
48 East St., Ipswich MA 48 East St., the Tyler Caldwell house (1860) - Tyler Caldwell was "a man of thrift and industry, and amassed a comfortable property; respected in the town and well-beloved in the neighborhood where he lived."… Continue reading 48 East St., the Tyler Caldwell house (1860)
55 East St., Ipswich MA 55 East St. (c 1922) - This house is said to have been constructed from the front left section of Asa Lord's store when it was removed from Lord Square in the 1920s.… Continue reading 55 East St. (c 1922)
59 East Street, the Daniel Ringe house (1719) 59 East Street, the Daniel Rindge house (1719) - The small lot fronting on East Street was sold to Daniel Ringe, Oct. 16, 1719 . It was sold to John Holland, Nov. 6, 1742. Daniel Ringe was an early settler of Ipswich, and as a young man worked as a cow-herd. Captain Ringe was a soldier in the Indian wars and became a prominent citizen of Ipswich.… Continue reading 59 East Street, the Daniel Rindge house (1719)
6 East Street, the Daniel Russell house (1818) - In 1818 Daniel Russell bought the land with the old Norton - Cobbet house on it, the home of two of the first pastors of the First Church in Ipswich. Daniel Russell, the son of Henry and Mary Lord Russell. Daniel Russell was born in Ipswich on August 14, 1767 and died on December 29 1837, having lived 70 years. His wife was Sarah Sutton.… Continue reading 6 East Street, the Daniel Russell house (1818)
Wainwright-Treadwell house, East St., Ipswich MA 62 East Street, the Treadwell-Wainwright House (1691 / 1726) - Capt. John Wainwright bought 3 1/2 acres from Nathaniel Treadwell in 1710 and built part of this fine Georgian mansion, which features elaborate panels and molding, re-used summer beams, and a massive early fireplace.… Continue reading 62 East Street, the Treadwell-Wainwright House (1691 / 1726)
7 East Street, the Sadie Stockwell house (1888) 7 East Street, the Sadie Stockwell house (1888) - The heirs of Samuel Hunt sold the building lot to Sadie B. Stockwell and her husband Frank Stockwell, dentist on April 27, 1888 and she built the house on the lot in the same year.  The Queen Anne shingle-style home of the Victorian era is not common in Ipswich. … Continue reading 7 East Street, the Sadie Stockwell house (1888)
Hodgkins house, East St. Ipswich MA 76 East Street, the Hodgkins – Lakeman House (c. 1690) - William Hodgkins built this house before 1700. In 1718 he sold the dwelling to Archelaus Lakeman and the property remained in the Lakeman family for almost 200 years. The Lakemans were a sea-faring family with extensive wharves and warehouses on the property and on the Town Wharf across the street.… Continue reading 76 East Street, the Hodgkins – Lakeman House (c. 1690)
78 East St., Ipswich MA 78 East Street, the James Glover house (c 1860) - James Glover came to Ipswich from England with a long warp weaving machine about 1845. He worked at the Lower Mills until he opened his own textile factory ca. 1860. He manufactured hairnets, knit goods, hoods, and shawls. Glover employed 40-50 hands in the Civil War period, but by 1897 the mill was closed.… Continue reading 78 East Street, the James Glover house (c 1860)
79 East St., Ipswich MA 79 East St., Curran house (c 1870) - The 1872 Ipswich map shows a house with this configuration with the name T. Curran. Two acres "with the buildings thereon" at or near this location was sold for $100 by Timothy and Julia Curran in 1859 to Israel K. Jewett, who already owned adjoining property.… Continue reading 79 East St., Curran house (c 1870)
The Matthew Perkins house, 8 East Street, Ipswich MA 8 East Street, the Captain Matthew Perkins house (1701) - Winner of the 1991 Mary Conley Award, this well-preserved 1st Period house sits on a former orchard lot that was sold in 1701 by Major Francis Wainwright to Matthew Perkins, a weaver and soldier. In 1719 Perkins opened an inn and tavern in this house, "at the sign of the blue anchor."… Continue reading 8 East Street, the Captain Matthew Perkins house (1701)
Perkins Hodgkins house 80 East Street, the Perkins – Hodgkins House (c 1700) - The Perkins-Hodgkins house is believed to have been built in 1700 on the foundation of the earlier Jacob Perkins home. The house has been greatly expanded over the years, but the original asymmetrical structure continues to anchor the corner with Jeffreys Neck Road.… Continue reading 80 East Street, the Perkins – Hodgkins House (c 1700)
9 East St., Ipswich MA 9 East Street, the Foster Russell house (1856) - Samuel Hunt sold a half acre at the foot of his lot on East St. to Foster Russell and D. P. Nourse, May 9, 1855, and Mr. Russell and his wife Martha Hodgkins built this house.… Continue reading 9 East Street, the Foster Russell house (1856)

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Elm Street

Ipswich MA police station 15 Elm Street, the Old Town Hall Annex (c 1920) - The brick building at 15 Elm Street was known officially as the Town Hall Annex, constructed in the early 20th Century. It is presently the Ipswich Police Department. … Continue reading 15 Elm Street, the Old Town Hall Annex (c 1920)
22 Elm St., Ipswich MA 22 Elm St. (c. 1840) - The house at 22 Elm Street sits behind other houses on the street, its foundation resting in the Ipswich River. The Ipswich assessors site gives the date of construction as 1840.  The 1856 Ipswich map indicates that this building may have originated as worker housing or part of a grist mill. Several mills operated at… Continue reading 22 Elm St. (c. 1840)
4 Elm Street, Ipswich MA 4 Elm Street, Condon’s Grocery - This building was constructed in 1847 and served for many years as T. E. Condon's grocery. During the Great Depression this was the "Free Store."… Continue reading 4 Elm Street, Condon’s Grocery
16 Elm Street, the Baker – Tozer house (1835) 16 Elm Street, the Baker – Tozer house (1835) - Samuel S. Baker, active in real estate, bought the lot at 16 Elm Street and built this house in 1835. He sold it to shoemaker William S. Tozer (1804-1860) in 1841. The house is said to be three combined structures, one having been moved from a different location.… Continue reading 16 Elm Street, the Baker – Tozer house (1835)

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Essex Road

80 Essex Rd., the Nathaniel and Joanna Kinsman house (c 1770) - Nathaniel Kinsman, son of Aaron and Hannah, was, born in Ipswich, Oct. 17, 1795; he married Joanna Brown.… Continue reading 80 Essex Rd., the Nathaniel and Joanna Kinsman house (c 1770)
74 Essex Rd., Ipswich MA 74 Essex Rd., the Willard B. and Harriett Manning Kinsman house (1851) - This house was originally added to the front of #68 Essex Rd. It was separated and moved to this location in the 20th Century… Continue reading 74 Essex Rd., the Willard B. and Harriett Manning Kinsman house (1851)
104 Essex Rd., Ipswich MA 104 Essex Rd., the Joseph and Abigail Marshall farm (1869) - Part of the early Argilla Farm of Samuel Symonds was owned by John Choate and his heirs, and later by Nathaniel Kinsman and his heirs. The large house and barns were erected while the farm was owned by Joseph and Abigail Marshall.… Continue reading 104 Essex Rd., the Joseph and Abigail Marshall farm (1869)
68 Essex Rd., Ipswich 68 Essex Rd., the Levi Brown house (1832) - George W. Heard sold an acre and a half to Levi Brown, who had bought a half acre from his father, March 21, 1832. He built a dwelling and other buildings. … Continue reading 68 Essex Rd., the Levi Brown house (1832)
William G. Horton house, 94 Essex Road, Ipswich MA 94 Essex Road, the William G. Horton house (c 1900) - This house first appears in the 1910 Ipswich map. The old grain elevator at Tedford's Lumber was once operated by William G. Horton Grain, Flower and Feed. The house today is owned by Maplecroft Farm.… Continue reading 94 Essex Road, the William G. Horton house (c 1900)

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Fellows Road

Josiah Brown farm house, Fellows Road, Ipswich MA 56 Fellows Road, the Josiah Brown house, (1812) - The pasture land along Fellows and Candlewood Roads was purchased in the mid-17th Century by John Brown. His descendant Josiah Brown built this house in 1812. For over two hundred and forty years after John Brown bought the farm, it remained by inheritance in the Brown family through successive generations.… Continue reading 56 Fellows Road, the Josiah Brown house, (1812)
Joseph Fellows Jr. house, Ipswich MA 44 Fellows Road, the Joseph Fellows Jr. house (1734) - The corner of Upland Road was known in early days as Fellows Lane, and it was near this corner, perhaps on this lot, that William Fellows, who settled in Ipswich in 1635, is believed to be buried. This house was constructed in 1734 by Joseph Fellows Jr.… Continue reading 44 Fellows Road, the Joseph Fellows Jr. house (1734)
24 Fellows Rd. 24 Fellows Rd. (c 1856 & later) - The earliest section of the Joseph Fellows – Daniel W. Appleton House at 24 Fellows Road was built before 1693. It was moved to this location and greatly altered in 1832 by Daniel W. Appleton.… Continue reading 24 Fellows Rd. (c 1856 & later)
Ruth Fellows house, Ipswich 16 Fellows Road, the Ruth Fellows house (1714, altered beyond recognition) - Joseph Fellows acquired the farm by inheritance and purchase. He served in the King Philip war and married Ruth Fraile on April 19 1675. He died before 1693, and Mrs. Ruth Fellows died on April 14 1729. … Continue reading 16 Fellows Road, the Ruth Fellows house (1714, altered beyond recognition)

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Fox Creek Road

Labor in Vain house, Ipswich “Labor in Vain House,” c.1720 (Labor in Vain-Fox Creek private road) - The house on Fox Creek Rd. known as the Labor in Vain Farm House was built around 1720, but has some late First Period features.… Continue reading “Labor in Vain House,” c.1720 (Labor in Vain-Fox Creek private road)

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Green Street

John H. Perkins house, 2 Green Street Ipswich MA 2 Green Street, the John Perkins house (1860) - This corner was originally part of a larger lot owned by General Denison. Captain Treadwell and Nathaniel Lord Jr. were later owners, and then Mr. John Perkins, who built this house.… Continue reading 2 Green Street, the John Perkins house (1860)
Holland-Cogswell house, corner of Green and County Streets, Ipswich MA 9 Green Street, the Elizabeth Holland house (1811) - The house on the southeast corner of County Street was built by Elizabeth Holland on Meeting House Green in 1811, and was moved to lot by John How Cogswell between 1872 and 1884.… Continue reading 9 Green Street, the Elizabeth Holland house (1811)
Ipswich MA town hall 25 Green Street, the Ipswich Town Hall (1935) - A large jail/insane asylum was built on the Green Street location in 1828. It was torn down in 1934 to make room for a new high school. The building now serves as the Ipswich Town Hall. The prison workhouse still stands and was remodeled into a senior residence center.… Continue reading 25 Green Street, the Ipswich Town Hall (1935)
W. H.Graves house, 4 Green St., Ipswich 4 Green Street, the William H. Graves house (1852) - William H. Graves was born in 1821. At the age of 27 he was a cordwainer, and married Hannah S. Dodge. … Continue reading 4 Green Street, the William H. Graves house (1852)
18 Green Street, the Isaac Stanwood – Joanna Caldwell House (1812) 18 Green Street, the Isaac Stanwood Jr. house (1812) - Captain Isaac Stanwood was born in Ipswich, May 2, 1755. On January 24, 1775, he was enrolled among the Ipswich minute-men, and marched as a private in Captain Nathaniel Wade's company, in the alarm of April 19, 1775.… Continue reading 18 Green Street, the Isaac Stanwood Jr. house (1812)
Andrew Burley house, Green St., Ipswich 12 Green Street, the Andrew Burley house (1688) - Andrew Burley bought this lot in 1683 and built a house shortly thereafter. He became a wealthy merchant and updated the house with fine Georgian features. Burley was a justice of the Sessions Court and was elected representative to the General Court in 1741. Capt. John Smith purchased the house in 1760 from the estate of Andrew Burley’s widow Hannah and operated it as Smith's Tavern.… Continue reading 12 Green Street, the Andrew Burley house (1688)

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Hammatt Street

10 Hammatt St., the old South Church Vestry (1857) - This house was originally the Vestry for the South Church, and sat on South Main Street near the South Green. It was moved to its current location and converted into a two-family dwelling.… Continue reading 10 Hammatt St., the old South Church Vestry (1857)

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Heartbreak Road

45 Heartbreak Road, the James Burnham house (1690) 45 Heartbreak Road, the James Burnham house (1690) - The first period home was built in 1690 and has been remodeled greatly. It is an example of the distinct architecture that flowered in Ipswich in the late 17th century… Continue reading 45 Heartbreak Road, the James Burnham house (1690)
Thomas Low house, Ipswich MA 42 Heartbreak Road, the Thomas and John Low house (frame before 1684) - The first parts of this house were built before 1684 by Thomas Low Sr. or by his son John Low. This house is an example of a First Period home, with an overhang at the gable end like those on the side of the Whipple House.… Continue reading 42 Heartbreak Road, the Thomas and John Low house (frame before 1684)

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High Street

1 High Street, the Nathaniel Rogers Old Manse (1727) - The house was constructed for the Rev. Nathaniel Rogers in 1727 by Ipswich cabinet-maker, Capt. Abraham Knowlton. In the early 1900's the building was known as "ye Olde Burnham Inn". This house is protected by a preservation agreement with the Ipswich Historical Commission.… Continue reading 1 High Street, the Nathaniel Rogers Old Manse (1727)
100 High Street, the Joseph Fowler house (1720 – 1756) 100 High Street, the Joseph Fowler house (1720 – 1756) - Joseph Fowler, a carpenter bought the lot in 1720. Records indicate that a house may have existed before Fowler obtained it. The house has a 1-1/2 story, gambrel roof with a central chimney and exposed “gunstock” posts.… Continue reading 100 High Street, the Joseph Fowler house (1720 – 1756)
103 High Street, the William Merchant house (1670) - The building dates to approximately 1670, but the right half may contain timbers from a previous structure on this site which was built in 1639. That simple story and a half cottage is believed to have been built by William Merchant who arrived in Ipswich with John Winthrop and the first settlers. The section on the left was added in 1672.… Continue reading 103 High Street, the William Merchant house (1670)
John Kimball house, 104 High St., Ipswich MA 104 High Street, the John Kimball house (1715) - This is is one of three John Kimball houses along High Street, two said to have been built by the father, the third by the son. The 1st period house has a chamfered summer beam and wide plank tongue and groove sheathing. This house is protected by a preservation agreement between the owners and the Ipswich Historical Commission.… Continue reading 104 High Street, the John Kimball house (1715)
Caleb Kimball "house with orange shutters" 106 High St. the Caleb Kimball house (1715) - Caleb Kimball (1) was born in 1639 in Ipswich, the son of Richard Kimball and Ursula Scott. The owner has maintained the left inside as a First Period home, with exposed beams and a large fireplace. The right inside was updated with Georgian features, plaster ceilings and a Rumford fireplace. … Continue reading 106 High St. the Caleb Kimball house (1715)
108 High St., the Dow-Harris house (1735) - 108 High St., the Dow-Harris house (1735) - This dwelling began as a half house, two rooms in depth, and was constructed about 1735 for Margaret Dow and her second husband John Lull. The entry room retains its original interior casings. Additions date to the 19th Century. … Continue reading 108 High St., the Dow-Harris house (1735)
110 High Street, the John Kimball Jr. house (1730) 110 High Street, the John Kimball Jr. house (1730) - John Kimball Sr. acquired this land in 1708. Kimball's son, John Jr. built the house and a barn. The eastern half is older, and its timbers were originally exposed. The driveway is the original High Street before the bridge was constructed in 1906.… Continue reading 110 High Street, the John Kimball Jr. house (1730)
112 High Street, Timothy Ross house, 1840 - When the Eastern Railroad was built in 1840, Timothy Ross was building a new house at this location. When the High Street bridge was constructed in the early 20th Century, the road curved in order to preserve the row of houses on the original High Street. … Continue reading 112 High Street, Timothy Ross house, 1840
114 High St., Ipswich MA 114 High Street, the Tibbets-Fowler house (1860) - In 1906 the High St. bridge was constructed which isolated this section of High St. from the rest of the roadway. This Greek Revival cottage is similar to several mid-19th Century houses in Ipswich. … Continue reading 114 High Street, the Tibbets-Fowler house (1860)
115 High Street, the Baker – Sutton house (1725) 115 High Street, the Baker – Sutton house (1725) - The widow of cowherd Haniel Bosworth sold this lot with a dwelling in 1702 to William Baker, who built this fine early Georgian house. The pilastered chimney and elaborate Connecticut Valley door frame were added in the 20th Century.… Continue reading 115 High Street, the Baker – Sutton house (1725)
116 High St., Ipswich MA 116 High Street, the Samuel Rutherford house (1860) - Samuel P. Rutherford built the house shortly after purchasing the lot in 1860. Joseph Martel purchased the building in 1906, the year that the High St. bridge was constructed which isolated this former section of High Street.… Continue reading 116 High Street, the Samuel Rutherford house (1860)
Brown's Manor, 117 High Street, Ipswich MA 117 High Street, Brown’s Manor (1886) - Abraham Lord sold 30 acres to George A. Brown on Nov. 6, 1886. The Browns built this imposing brick Mansard with white alternating quoins, a fine entrance porch, and a round-headed, double-leaf door.… Continue reading 117 High Street, Brown’s Manor (1886)
118 High St., Ipswich MA 118 High Street, the Aaron Rutherford house (1860) - Aaron A. Rutherford purchased the land in 1860 and built the house soon afterward. He was the owner of the property until after 1914. In 1906 the High St. bridge was constructed which isolated this section of High St. from the rest of the roadway.  This is a simple foursquare house and once featured Italianate trim on the doorway with a bracketed hood.… Continue reading 118 High Street, the Aaron Rutherford house (1860)
12 High St. Ipswich 12 High Street, the William Russell House (1890) - This is a Queen Anne period house built in 1890, relatively unusual in Ipswich. The sitting room contains a fireplace decorated with sea serpents. According to local tradition, this house had the first inside bathroom in Ipswich.… Continue reading 12 High Street, the William Russell House (1890)
124 High Street, the Joseph King House, Ipswich MA 124 High Street, the Joseph King house (1856) - The house was moved to its present location when the High Street bridge was built in 1906. The King House was constructed in an older Federal style, and originally had a frontispiece with fan and sidelights.… Continue reading 124 High Street, the Joseph King house (1856)
126 High Street, Burnham’s Antiques (c 1920) - Ralph W. Burnham owned several Ipswich antiques businesses at the turn of the 20th Century. He employed experts to repair and restore antique rugs, at High Street store, which was later used as a marine supplies store and still stands today.… Continue reading 126 High Street, Burnham’s Antiques (c 1920)
13 High Street, the Joseph Willcomb house (1669-1693) - John Edwards, a tailor, acquired the property in 1668. The earliest section was built by Edwards or his son when he inherited the property in 1693. Edwards was one of several Tithingmen appointed by the Selectmen “to inspect disorderly persons. Joseph Willcomb bought the house prior to 1762.… Continue reading 13 High Street, the Joseph Willcomb house (1669-1693)
The George Lord house, 14 High Street, Ipswich MA 14 High Street, the George Lord house (1857) - George Lord followed his father Nathaniel Lord as Register of Deeds in the County office that is now the Odd Fellows building, and built this house in 1857.
16 High Street, the Jacob Manning house (1818) 16 High Street, the Jacob Manning house (1818) - Jacob Manning in 1818 built this house at 16 High Street in a small space between the Poor House and the Lord House next door. That former Poor House was later torn down. … Continue reading 16 High Street, the Jacob Manning house (1818)
Thomas Lord house, High St., Ipswich MA 17 High Street, the Thomas Lord house (after 1658) - In 1634 this lot was granted to Robert Lord, one of the settlers of Ipswich, and was deeded to Thomas Lord, a cordwainer who built the early section of this house in 1658. The oak frame encloses a two-room over-two-room house. The saltbox leanto is not integral, indicating that it was added later.… Continue reading 17 High Street, the Thomas Lord house (after 1658)
John Blake house, 19 High St., Ipswich MA 19 High Street, the John Blake house (1885) - This house is not show in the 1884 map of Ipswich, but is shown on the 1887 Ipswich Birdseye map. In the 1910 map, the owner is John A. Blake, who also owned the Thomas Lord house next door at 17 High St.
21 High Street, the Haskell – Lord house (c 1750) - 21 High Street, the Haskell – Lord house (c 1750) - This fine house was built circa 1750 by Mark Haskell, an Ipswich cabinet-maker. Haskell served as a Light House Volunteer during the Revolutionary War. Daniel Lord married Eunice, the daughter of Mark Haskell, and Haskell conveyed to him the house and an acre of land in 1767, which is the first registered deed.… Continue reading 21 High Street, the Haskell – Lord house (c 1750)
24 High Street, the J.W. Gould House (b 1850) - This house was built on a part of the original estate Nathaniel Lord estate. The earliest known owner is a Caldwell, but it was in the possession of the Gould family by 1872. The house was renovated extensively in 2014.… Continue reading 24 High Street, the J.W. Gould House (b 1850)
Clam Box 246 High St., Ipswich Clam Box, (1935) - Mr. Richard J. Greenleaf Jr. devised the design of this building constructed it with the aid of his brother-in-law and a carpenter. The design was based on the box in which fried clams were sold. The building was originally constructed of homasote and was painted silver with red trim. The stand was immediately successful: 50… Continue reading 246 High St., Ipswich Clam Box, (1935)
Spiller house, High St., Ipswich MA 248 High Street, the William Spiller house (c 1838) - Nehemiah Jewett Jr. owned ten acres of land and married Sally Jewett, October 22, 1795. He built a dwelling on the lot. Jewett's heirs sold the house and acreage to William B. Spiller in December, 1838. The architecture of the house is Greek Revival.… Continue reading 248 High Street, the William Spiller house (c 1838)
26 High Street, the Philip Call house (1659, with additions) - This 2-story timber-frame First Period house was built by cordwainer Philip Call about 1659, enlarged around 1725. In 1967, the owners uncovered a chamfered 17th century summer beam and field paneling behind Victorian-era walls. The house has a preservation agreement with the Ipswich Historical Commission. … Continue reading 26 High Street, the Philip Call house (1659, with additions)
27 High Street, the Edward Brown House (1650) 27 High Street, the Edward Browne House (c 1650-1750) - Edward Brown was the original owner of this site in 1639, and the east side of the present house is believed to have been constructed under his ownership around 1650 as a one-room over-one-room floor plan. In the mid-18th century the west side of the house was built. Architectural features of this house are protected by a preservation agreement between the owners and the Ipswich Historical Commission. … Continue reading 27 High Street, the Edward Browne House (c 1650-1750)
280 High Street, Ipswich MA, the Charles Guilford house 280 High Street, the Charles and Fostina Guilford house (1880) - Charles and Fostina Guilford were wed at Ipswich on July 28, 1878. Daniel S. Appleton built the house in 1879 and sold it to Charles, a farmer, the following year. The building remained in the Guilford family into the 20th Century.… Continue reading 280 High Street, the Charles and Fostina Guilford house (1880)
285 High Street, the Daniel Nourse house (1809) 285 High Street, the Daniel Nourse house (1809) - Daniel Nourse, a farmer, bought the property in 1790 and built the present house in 1809. This was the home of John W. Nourse, farmer, civil engineer, and local historian who uncovered hundreds of Native American artifacts in his fields. The Nourse family cemetery is located nearby. A milestone from the Old Bay Road is in the basement wall. This is one of the finest Federal-era houses in Ipswich Village and has fallen into decay through neglect. … Continue reading 285 High Street, the Daniel Nourse house (1809)
1819 house in Ipswich MA 29 High Street, the Daniel Brown Smith house (1819) - Daniel B. Smith, cabinet maker, received a small section at the eastern edge of his father's lot, and built a house upon it.… Continue reading 29 High Street, the Daniel Brown Smith house (1819)
290 High Street, Ipswich MA 290 High Street, the Jacob Pickard house, (1812) - Jacob Pickard, Jr. of Rowley, married Tabitha Jewett in 1788, purchased and inherited land at this location and built this house. He purchased the Jewett sawmill on Dow Brook in 1816, and with his sons, Isaac and Nathaniel, "operated the mill with the old-fashioned up-and-down saw until the later half of the century."… Continue reading 290 High Street, the Jacob Pickard house, (1812)
296 High Street, the Oliver Bailey house (1831) 296 High Street, the Oliver Bailey house (1831) - Oliver Bailey, a shoe maker who also operated a small farm at this house he built in 1860. He married Judith Howe of Rowley, and their son Eban Howe Bailey lived to be 100 years old, well-known for his popular spiritual musical compositions.… Continue reading 296 High Street, the Oliver Bailey house (1831)
3 High Street, the John Gaines house (1725) - The John Gaines house at 3 High St. is a 1725 building remodeled in 1806 with Federal trim. The Gaines family in Ipswich are famous for the chairs they produced. The home also served for over one hundred years as the Episcopal rectory.This house has a preservation agreement with the Ipswich Historical Commission.… Continue reading 3 High Street, the John Gaines house (1725)
30 High Street, the Joseph Bolles house (1722) - Joseph Bolles, a carpenter bought this lot from Joseph Fowler with an acre of land and a house on it in 1722, which is the assumed date of this structure. This house began as a central chimney house, one room deep. Rooms were later added to the rear, and the roof rebuilt to cover the doubled house. The original oak frame is now thoroughly concealed, and second and third period trim dominate the house.… Continue reading 30 High Street, the Joseph Bolles house (1722)
Moses Jewett house, 307 High St. 307 High Street, the Moses Jewett house (1759) - Moses Jewett married Elizabeth Bugg of Rowley. He was Captain of a Troop of Horse in Col. John Baker’s Regiment, which marched on the Lexington alarm, April 19, 1775 and also marched to Gloucester on November 29th of the same year.… Continue reading 307 High Street, the Moses Jewett house (1759)
310 High Street, the Stephen Pearson house 310 High Street, the Stephen Pearson house (1808) - Stephen Pearson served under Benedict Arnold and after Arnold's treason under Colonel Nathaniel Wade of Ipswich. From this farm he sold a wide variety of products including hides, shoes, and black walnuts. Pearson's granddaughter, Emily Pearson Bailey published a book of poems in the late 19th century.… Continue reading 310 High Street, the Stephen Pearson house (1808)
Apphia Jewett house, High Street, Ipswich Ma 311 High Street, the Amos Jewett house (1834) - Captain Moses Jewett purchased this land in the late 18th Century. His grandson Amos built the house in 1834 for his bride. His small shoe shop still stands on the property.… Continue reading 311 High Street, the Amos Jewett house (1834)
Aphia Jewett house, 315 High St., Ipswich MA 315 High Street, the Apphia Jewett house (1834) - The land in the vicinity of 315 High Street was owned by the Jewett family since it was purchased by Captain Moses Jewett in the third quarter of the 18th century. Olive Jewett married Captain George W. Howe of Rowley on November 26, 1835 and Captain Howe built upon the lot.… Continue reading 315 High Street, the Apphia Jewett house (1834)
317 High St., Ipswich 317 High Street, the Capt. George Washington Howe house (1850) - Olive Jewett, daughter of Moses Jewett, Jr., married Captain George Washington Howe of Rowley who built the present house. The 1907 barn was originally on the north side of the house near the road.… Continue reading 317 High Street, the Capt. George Washington Howe house (1850)
320 High Street, Ipswich MA 320 High Street, the Jonathan Crowell Fox heel factory (1888) - This is apparently the largest building constructed for the purpose of making shoe parts in Ipswich Village, although there were many smaller shops in the area in the 19th century. By 1910, the factory had gone out of business.… Continue reading 320 High Street, the Jonathan Crowell Fox heel factory (1888)
321 High St., Ipswich MA 321 High Street, the Aaron Jewett – Mark Cate house (1780) - Aaron Jewett's daughter, Eliza married Mark Cate of Rowley, and for years it was known as the "Cate house." Sarah Houghton bought it in 1912 and opened a popular tea-room known as "The Rose Tree Inn."… Continue reading 321 High Street, the Aaron Jewett – Mark Cate house (1780)
327 High Street, Ipswich MA 327 High Street, the Annie Donovan house (1873, reconstructed in 1914) - The 1873 house at this location burned in 1914, but was rebuilt with the same appearance of a one-and-one-half story cottage of the 19th Century.… Continue reading 327 High Street, the Annie Donovan house (1873, reconstructed in 1914)
33 High Street, the John and Sarah Dillingham Caldwell house (1660/1709) - In 1654, Cornelius Waldo sold to John Caldwell for £26 the house and land he bought of Richard Betts. Caldwell removed the old house and built the present house with massive summer beams, a huge fireplace, a very substantial house of the 1660s.… Continue reading 33 High Street, the John and Sarah Dillingham Caldwell house (1660/1709)
White Horse Inn, Ipswich MA 34 High Street, the White Horse Inn (1659 / 1763) - John Andrews, innkeeper sold this lot with a house in 1659. The First Period structure was greatly altered and expanded after its purchase by Jeremiah Lord in 1763, and took its present appearance around 1800. It stayed in the Lord family into the 20th Century.… Continue reading 34 High Street, the White Horse Inn (1659 / 1763)
37 High Street, Lord – Baker House (1720) - The house is believed to have been built by Robert Lord III in 1720. The property continued in the Lord family until 1775, when Samuel Baker, felt-maker and hatter, purchased it. This early 2nd period house is protected by a preservation agreement between the owners and the Ipswich Historical Commission.… Continue reading 37 High Street, Lord – Baker House (1720)
38 High Street Ipswich MA 38 High Street, the Joseph N. Caldwell house (c 1875) - Nathaniel Caldwell purchased by public auction the property of the late John Lord on December 20, 1861, and transferred to Joseph N. Caldwell half an acre with buildings on it on December 17, 1861.… Continue reading 38 High Street, the Joseph N. Caldwell house (c 1875)
39 – 41 High Street, the Daniel Lummus house (1746 with earlier elements) - This house has elements dating to 1686 but was significantly rebuilt in 1746. Jonathan Lummus bequeathed to his son Daniel "a small piece of land out of my homestead adjoining to his homestead to make a convenient way to his barn." in 1728. … Continue reading 39 – 41 High Street, the Daniel Lummus house (1746 with earlier elements)
William Caldwell house, High St., Ipswich MA 40 High Street, the William Caldwell House (1733) - William Caldwell built this house after purchasing the lot in 1733, The house remained in the Caldwell family into the 20th Century. Key features of the house include a large kitchen fireplace and exceptional period trim. … Continue reading 40 High Street, the William Caldwell House (1733)
42 High St., Ipswich MA 42 High Street, the Abner Harris house (c 1800) - This house was built by Abner Harris in 1800. The Ringe house that formerly stood on this lot is said to have been moved to Central St.… Continue reading 42 High Street, the Abner Harris house (c 1800)
43 High Street, the Fitts- Manning-Tyler house (1767) 43 High Street, the Fitts- Manning-Tyler house (1767) - This house is believed to have been built in 1767 at today’s 42 North Main Street. Sophia Tyler bought a lot on High St. in 1873 and removed the Fitts house to the property. Located between the Daniel and Jonathan Lummus houses, the three properties are on land that was originally granted to Thomas Dudley, governor of Massachusetts for four years, and Ann Bradstreet, America’s first poet.… Continue reading 43 High Street, the Fitts- Manning-Tyler house (1767)
44 High Street, the Francis Goodhue house (circa 1800) 44 High Street, the Francis Goodhue house (circa 1800) - This house displays refined Federal-era features indicating the late 18th or early 19th Century for its construction. The barn and the lower level of this house may be half a century older.… Continue reading 44 High Street, the Francis Goodhue house (circa 1800)
John Lummus house, Ipswich MA 45 High Street, the John Lummus house (1712) - Jonathan Lummus, who served in King Philip’s War in 1675 was appointed a tithing man by the town in 1700. Lummus bought Captain Symon Stacy’s land and dwelling on High Street in 1712. This parcel had originally been granted to Thomas Dudley, Governor of Massachusetts. The house underwent a careful restoration by Phillip Ross in 1964.… Continue reading 45 High Street, the John Lummus house (1712)
Baker house, 48 High St., Ipswich MA 48 High Street, Samuel W. Baker house (1852) - The straw-roofed Baker house that stood on the corner of High St. and Mineral St was razed in 1849 and replaced with the current structure.… Continue reading 48 High Street, Samuel W. Baker house (1852)
52 High Street, the Henry Kingsbury – Robert Lord house (1660) 52-54 High Street, the Kingsbury – Lord – Harris house (after 1716) - Although in 1660, Henry Kingsbury sold a house on or near this lot to Robert Lord, the present house probably dates to after John Lord gained possession in 1716, based on architectural observations. … Continue reading 52-54 High Street, the Kingsbury – Lord – Harris house (after 1716)
57 High Street, the Stone – Rust – Abraham Lummus house (c 1750) 57 High Street, the Stone – Rust – Abraham Lummus house (c 1750) - This cape saltbox was built by Robert Stone and has many original features, including vertical feather edge sheathing. William Rust bought the house in 1851 and his heirs occupied the estate into the 20th century. The separate workshop/barn on the northwest corner is believed to be a former cobbler shop, once connected to the house.… Continue reading 57 High Street, the Stone – Rust – Abraham Lummus house (c 1750)
6 High Street, the Joseph Ross house (1884) 6 High Street, the Joseph Ross house (1884) - This Victorian home was built by Joseph Ross, who designed the country's first movable span bridge, which he patented in 1849 at the age of 26. His horizontally folding drawbridge became the most common railroad bridge type in the Boston area.… Continue reading 6 High Street, the Joseph Ross house (1884)
61 High St., Ipswich MA the timothy Ross house 61 High Street, the Timothy B. Ross house, c 1870 - The house at 61 High Street was constructed in approximately 1870. Abutting the cemetery abutted on the east, the owner was Timothy B. Ross, a teacher in the Ipswich schools. … Continue reading 61 High Street, the Timothy B. Ross house, c 1870
66 High Street, the John Harris-Mark Jewett house (1795) 66 High Street, the John Harris-Mark Jewett house (1795) - This house was built in 1795 by John Harris. In 1784 John Heard convinced the town that if it would buy John Harris' previous home at the corner of High and Manning, he would provide $400 annually for the care of the poor. … Continue reading 66 High Street, the John Harris-Mark Jewett house (1795)
68 High Street, the Wood – Lord house (c 1740) 68 High Street, the Wood – Lord house (c 1740) - After her husband Daniel disappeared in 1727 at Penobscot Bay after being attacked by Indians, the court allowed Martha Ringe to marry John Wood before the customary three years had passed "in order to advance her circumstances." It was owned by Nathaniel Lord and his heirs in the 19th Century.… Continue reading 68 High Street, the Wood – Lord house (c 1740)
73 High Street, the Nathaniel Lord house (C 1720) 73 High Street, the Nathaniel Lord house (C 1720) - This house is named after Nathaniel Lord who spent 36 years as the Register of Probate in the Ipswich Court. The western half of this house predates the eastern side and may have 17th Century elements.… Continue reading 73 High Street, the Nathaniel Lord house (C 1720)
77 High Street, the John Kimball house (1680) - Richard Kimball owned this lot in 1637. The property passed to John Kimball, and the present house dates from the time of his ownership. It belonged to the Lord family through the 19th century. … Continue reading 77 High Street, the John Kimball house (1680)
79 High St., Ipswich MA 79 High Street, the Thomas H. Lord house (c 1835) - The ancient Joseph Lord house was at the approximate location of the present Thomas H. Lord house, which was owned at the beginning of the 20th Century by descendants of Joseph Lord. This house appears to have been built between 1814 and 1835.… Continue reading 79 High Street, the Thomas H. Lord house (c 1835)
8 High St., Ipswich MA 8 High Street, Frederick and Sally Ross house (1887) - Fred G. Ross was a director of the Joseph Ross Corporation, founded by his father who lived next door. The company contracted large construction projects in the Boston area.… Continue reading 8 High Street, Frederick and Sally Ross house (1887)
John Brewer house, Ipswich MA 82 High Street, the John Brewer house (1680) - John Brewer came to Ipswich with his father Thomas Brewer who is shown living in Ipswich in 1639. Town records show that in 1662 the town constables were ordered to pay John Brewer 20 schillings, charges he was due “about constructing the fort”. John Brewer Sr. died on June 23, 1684.… Continue reading 82 High Street, the John Brewer house (1680)
Thomas Lord house 83 High Street, the Isaac Lord house, 1696 – 1806 - This house was in the Lord family for several generations. The right side is probably First Period. Boards and timbers from the 1771 Jail on Meeting House Green were used when the house was enlarged in 1806.… Continue reading 83 High Street, the Isaac Lord house, 1696 – 1806
Wilbur Trask house, High St., Ipswich 84 High Street, the John Smith house (c 1830) - This house first appears on the 1832 map of Ipswich, in the possession of John Smith. In 1958 the house was purchased by Wilbur Trask, Many of his photos are featured on this site.… Continue reading 84 High Street, the John Smith house (c 1830)
85 High Street, the Elizabeth and Phillip Lord house (1774) 85 High Street, the Elizabeth and Phillip Lord house (1774) - This house was built about 1774 by Phillip Lord when he married the widowed Elizabeth Kimball Warner who owned the property. In 1832, the house was acquired by Benjamin Fewkes, who smuggled the first lace stocking machine into this country from England in 1818. He set up his hosiery shop In the rear of the house. … Continue reading 85 High Street, the Elizabeth and Phillip Lord house (1774)
87 High Street, the Sewall Jewett house (1830) - 87 High Street, the Sewall Jewett house (1830) - The heirs of John Lord sold the lot at 87 High St. to Sewall P. Jewett in 1830, which is the year in which the house is believed to have been built. At one time, this side of High Street was lined with homes owned by members of the Jewett Family.… Continue reading 87 High Street, the Sewall Jewett house (1830)
Shatswell house, High Street, Ipswich MA 88-90 High Street, the Shatswell-Tuttle house (right side by 1690 / left,1806) - The oldest section of the Tuttle – Lord – Shatswell house was built before 1690 for Deacon John Shatswell, who joined the Ipswich settlement in 1633 with his wife and four children. It remained in the family and was the home of Col. Nathaniel Shatswell, famous for his command of Union troops during the Battle of Harris Farm during the Civil War.… Continue reading 88-90 High Street, the Shatswell-Tuttle house (right side by 1690 / left,1806)
Jewett house, High St. Ipswich 89 High Street, the Moses Jewett house (1830) - Moses Jewett was born in Ipswich, Mass., March 15, 1778 to John Cole Jewett and Elizabeth Smith, whose home stands at 93 High Street. … Continue reading 89 High Street, the Moses Jewett house (1830)
9 High Street, the Samuel Newman house (1762) - Joseph Newman built the house at 9 High Street  in 1762. It was later owned by Samuel Newman. The present form of this house is composed of at least 3 structures, and the attic tells the story. It started out as a  colonial home with a center chimney and center entrance.… Continue reading 9 High Street, the Samuel Newman house (1762)
John Jewett Cole house, 93 High Street Ipswich 93 High Street, the John Cole Jewett house (1813) - John Cole Jewett bought the High Street estate of Josiah Martin by 1767, when he was mentioned in a deed of an abutter. Jewett's heirs sold the property in 1813 to David Lord. Stylistic evidence indicates that the present house was built shortly before the 1813 transfer.… Continue reading 93 High Street, the John Cole Jewett house (1813)
Simon Adams house, Ipswich MA 95 High Street, the Simon and Hannah Adams house (c. 1700) - Simon Adams, a weaver and veteran of King Philip's War, owned this property in 1707, according to a deed of the adjoining property. (20:15). This "half-house" was originally extended as a leanto over the rear rooms. In 1906 the front door and old sash were changed and around 1919 the east ell was added.… Continue reading 95 High Street, the Simon and Hannah Adams house (c. 1700)
High Street Historic District - High Street was on the "Old Bay Road" and has the largest concentration of “First Period” houses in America The Old Burying Ground is on High Street near Lords Square.… Continue reading High Street Historic District
Old North Burying Ground, Ipswich MA Old North Burying Ground - Established in 1634, the Old North Burying Ground in Ipswich, Massachusetts is one of the oldest cemeteries in North America. … Continue reading Old North Burying Ground

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Highland Avenue

6 Highland Ave., Ipswich MS 6 Highland Ave., the George Spencer Sr. house (c 1880) - The house at 6 Highland Ave. was first owned by George Spencer. Maps and deeds indicated a construction date of approximately 1880.… Continue reading 6 Highland Ave., the George Spencer Sr. house (c 1880)
4 Highland Ave., Ipswich 4 Highland Ave., the George & Elizabeth Spencer house (c 1910) - The house at 4 Highland Ave. was constructed by George Spencer after he acquired the lot from his father, George Spencer II in 1906.… Continue reading 4 Highland Ave., the George & Elizabeth Spencer house (c 1910)
1 Highland Avenue, the Wainwright School (1890) - The Wainwright School was constructed in 1890 at a cost of $7,700, and is identical to a schoolhouse that was once on Upper High Street, then was moved next to the Payne Schol at Lord Square and now sits at the entrance to Highland Cemetery. In 1926 when the Shatswell School was constructed on Green Street, several small schools were closed.… Continue reading 1 Highland Avenue, the Wainwright School (1890)

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Hovey Street

6 Hovey Street, the Thomas Foulds Ellsworth house (1866) 6 Hovey Street, the Thomas Foulds Ellsworth house (1866) - Captain Thomas Ellsworth built this house after purchasing the old Mansfield lot in 1866. He sold the property to Howard C. Dodge in 1887.… Continue reading 6 Hovey Street, the Thomas Foulds Ellsworth house (1866)
3 Hovey Street, the John Kendrick house (1665) 3 Hovey Street, the John Kendrick house - John Kenrick, a cooper by trade, owned this lot in 1665,. He and his son sold it to to Thomas Staniford in 1706. Structural evidence supports a construction date of about 1670. Much of the trim dates from the late 18th or early 19th centuries.… Continue reading 3 Hovey Street, the John Kendrick house

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Jeffreys Neck Road

Dodge house at Greenwood Farm, Argilla Rd., Ipswich MA 47 Jeffreys Neck Rd., the Dodge house, Greenwood Farm (1870) - Greenwood Farm was a summer retreat for the Robert G. Dodge family. The 1694 Paine House sits behind, owned by the Trustees of Reservations.… Continue reading 47 Jeffreys Neck Rd., the Dodge house, Greenwood Farm (1870)
48 Jeffreys Neck Rd. Ipswich 48 Jeffreys Neck Road, the Hannah Aspell house, 1854 - Hannah & Larry Aspell bought the lot and built a small 2 room building on it. In 1880 Hannah sold the property to the Lombard family as a summer residence. They added a barn, second floor and kitchen. … Continue reading 48 Jeffreys Neck Road, the Hannah Aspell house, 1854
2 Jeffreys Neck Road, Ipswich MA 2 Jeffreys Neck Road, the Merrill-Kimball house (1839) - Abigail Holland sold Ezra Merrill, a mariner, 3/4 of an acre in 1839 and he built the present house shortly thereafter. The house was conveyed to his daughter, Kate M. Kimball, upon his death in 1901 An interesting feature in this house is the presence of an oven on the second floor, suggesting that it may have been a 2-family house.… Continue reading 2 Jeffreys Neck Road, the Merrill-Kimball house (1839)
Searle Mansion Ipswich MA 30 Jeffreys Neck Road, The Searle estate (1910) - This mansion was designed in the form of a Florentine villa, and the living room and dining room were decorated in a Louis XVI style. The house served as the Searle family summer home until 1919, and has been abandoned since the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur purchased the property in 1960, and is in a state of decay.… Continue reading 30 Jeffreys Neck Road, The Searle estate (1910)
Nathaniel Scott house, Jeffreys Neck Rd., Ipswich MA 31 Jeffreys Neck Road, the Nathaniel Scott house (1838) - The Treadwell family operated a farm at this location for nearly two hundred years. Nathaniel Scott succeeded and built this house in 1838. The residence features original fireplaces, ovens, beams, moldings and flooring.… Continue reading 31 Jeffreys Neck Road, the Nathaniel Scott house (1838)
68 Jeffreys Neck Road, the Captain John Smith house (c 1740) - Richard Smith came from Shropham, Co Norfolk by 1641. His farm came into possession of Richard Smith. To his son, John, for £170, he conveyed an 18 acre pasture, bounded in part by the river, "with the new house and half the barn, standing at the south-east end of ye great field."… Continue reading 68 Jeffreys Neck Road, the Captain John Smith house (c 1740)
Oliver Sanborn house 6 Jeffreys Neck Road, the Oliver L. Sanborn house (1855) - Deacon Francis Caldwell sold a lot measuring 61 ft. on the road and 290 ft. deep on Jeffreys Neck Road to Oliver L. Sanborn, October 25, 1854 who built this house in 1855. Sanborn's wie Mary was the daughter of Francis Treadwell on East Stret.… Continue reading 6 Jeffreys Neck Road, the Oliver L. Sanborn house (1855)
Shatswell Planters Cottage 52 Jeffreys Neck Road, Shatswell Planters Cottage (c 1646) - This small building on Strawberry Hill was moved from High Street and is believed to have been the original planters cottage of John Shatswell or his son Richard. … Continue reading 52 Jeffreys Neck Road, Shatswell Planters Cottage (c 1646)
Ross Tavern, Strawberry Hill Ipswich 52 Jeffreys Neck Road, Ross Tavern – Lord Collins house (c 1690) - The house was moved from South Main Street in 1940 by David Wendel and restored to a high-style First Period appearance on the basis of observed physical evidence. The Collins-Lord house on High Street was moved and attached to the rear of this house.… Continue reading 52 Jeffreys Neck Road, Ross Tavern – Lord Collins house (c 1690)
47 Jeffreys Neck Road, the Paine house (1694) - This picturesque house remains on its original saltwater farm location. Three generations of the Paine family made their home here, From 1916, Greenwood Farm was a summer retreat for the Robert G. Dodge family, who used the Paine House as a guesthouse. … Continue reading 47 Jeffreys Neck Road, the Paine house (1694)

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Kimball Avenue

Richards house, Kimball Ave. 8 Kimball Ave, the W. B. Richards house (b 1910) - This house originally was at Lords Square, owned by W. B. Richards. In 1940 the home was moved over the High Street bridge to 8 Kimball Avenue where it still stands today, and Mutual built a new service station which now houses Tick's Auto Service.… Continue reading 8 Kimball Ave, the W. B. Richards house (b 1910)

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Labor in Vain Road

Joshua Giddings - Weatherall house, 66 Labor in Vain Rd., Ipswich 66 Labor in Vain Rd., the Giddings-Gould-Weatherall house (1795-1850) - This house was the home of Joseph and Abigail Patch Cogswell who married in 1797. Their son David became an important figure in Wisconsin. For 48 years this was the home of Mary Weatherall… Continue reading 66 Labor in Vain Rd., the Giddings-Gould-Weatherall house (1795-1850)
John W. Newman house, Ipswich MA 10 Riverbank Lane, the John W. Newman house (c 1880) - The Ipswich Directory of 1896 shows John W. Newman as the owner of a Hardware store, and a painter. Hannah Ellen Lord, b. July 28, 1844, Ipswich, married John W. Newman on June 14, 1868. Sources:
Arthur L. Sweetser house, Labor in Vain Road, Ipswich MA. 42 Labor in Vain Road, the Arthur L. Sweetser house (c. 1898) - Arthur L. Sweetser, a Boston banker and his wife Laura Attwill built "Greystone" as their summer home. The architecture was influenced by Henry Hobson Richardson (1838-1886).… Continue reading 42 Labor in Vain Road, the Arthur L. Sweetser house (c. 1898)
29 Labor in Vain Road, Ipswich MA 29 Labor in Vain Rd., the Isaac Foss house (c 1900) - The extensive Foss estate was sold in parcels in 1921. The house appears to be a mix of Tudor and Richardson Romanesque.… Continue reading 29 Labor in Vain Rd., the Isaac Foss house (c 1900)
McMahon house, Labor in Vain Rd., Ipswich 2 Labor in Vain Road, the McMahon house (b 1856) - Local legend is that the house was built by a sea captain, and it is haunted. The first owner of record is Elizabeth McMahon, daughter of Elizabeth Appleton and Thomas McMahon. She sold the house to James Galbraith in 1864. The owner on the 1910 Ipswich map is Henry Perry Willcomb.… Continue reading 2 Labor in Vain Road, the McMahon house (b 1856)

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Lafayette Road

Agawam Heights Ipswich MA Agawam Heights - The Agawam Heights neighborhood, including Farragut Rd, Prescott Rd, Putnam Rd. and Lafayette Rd. was laid out at the end of the 19th Century on farmland above Topsfield Rd.… Continue reading Agawam Heights

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Lakeman’s Lane

Benjamin Fellows house, Ipswich 27 Lakeman’s Lane, the Benjamin Fellows house (c. 1719) - Benjamin Fellows' son Ephraim Fellows was a private in Captain Thomas Burnham's Company which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, fighting in the Battle of Lexington.… Continue reading 27 Lakeman’s Lane, the Benjamin Fellows house (c. 1719)
34 Lakeman’s Lane, the Wade-Kinsman- Cameron house (c 1860) - Deed searches suggest that Asa Wade's barn may have been converted into a residence by Mary or William Kinsman., expanded and modernized in 1939. … Continue reading 34 Lakeman’s Lane, the Wade-Kinsman- Cameron house (c 1860)
21 Lakemans Lane, the John Manning Farm (c 1825) - The house and barn at 21 Lakeman's Lane were constructed by John Manning 3rd who inherited the farm from his father. The barn features hand-hewn post and beam framing with gunstock corner posts, and may predate the house.… Continue reading 21 Lakemans Lane, the John Manning Farm (c 1825)

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Liberty Street

10 Liberty Street 10 Liberty St., the Brown house (c 1900) - The house at 10 Center Street is not in the 1884 Ipswich map, but appears in the 1910 Ipswich map under the name "C. Brown."… Continue reading 10 Liberty St., the Brown house (c 1900)
18 Liberty St., Ipswich MA 18 Liberty St. (1885) - The houses at #16 and # 18 Liberty Street were built between 1884 and 1887 by John A. Brown, a brick manufacturer and lumber dealer, probably in association with C.E. Brown & Son.… Continue reading 18 Liberty St. (1885)
17 Liberty St., Ipswich 17 Liberty St., the Blaisdell house (c 1870) - The 1872 Ipswich map shows the owner of this house as "L. Blaisdell."… Continue reading 17 Liberty St., the Blaisdell house (c 1870)
15 Liberty St., Ipswich MA 15 Liberty St. (c 1870) - The earliest identified owner is C.W. Davis who owned the house by 1872. By 1884 the house had been sold to John W. Russell, a freight agent, who continued to own the house into the 1920’s.… Continue reading 15 Liberty St. (c 1870)
13 Liberty St., Ipswich MA 13 Liberty St., the Roberts house (c 1900) - The 1910 Ipswich map shows the owner of the house at 13 Liberty St. as D. A. Roberts.… Continue reading 13 Liberty St., the Roberts house (c 1900)
12 Liberty St. 12 Liberty St., Charles Brown house (c 1890) - The earliest Identified owner is Charles E. Brown, proprietor who owned the house by 1910. Brown and his son, Walter 6. Brown, operated a brick manufactory and contracting company.… Continue reading 12 Liberty St., Charles Brown house (c 1890)
9 Liberty St., Ipswich MA 9 Liberty St. (c. 1880) - This house first appears in the 1884 Ipswich map, with the owner shown as "Mrs. Foster." It is also shown in the 1893 Ipswich Birdseye Map, but not in the 1872 map. The owner in the 1910 Ipswich map is T. H. Lord. … Continue reading 9 Liberty St. (c. 1880)
7 Liberty St., Ipswich MA 7 Liberty St., the John W. and Annie M. Lord house (C 1867) - The house at 7 Liberty St. first appears in the 1872. and was first owned by John W. Lord and his wife Annie M. Pingree.… Continue reading 7 Liberty St., the John W. and Annie M. Lord house (C 1867)
6 Liberty St., Ipswich MA 6 Liberty St. (c. 1890) - A house at 6 Liberty St. is shown in the 1893 Birdseye map and the 1910 Ipswich map, the owner is shown as "C. Caldwell." The modestly Italianate "Gable and Ell" form confirm the architectural period.… Continue reading 6 Liberty St. (c. 1890)
3 Liberty St., Ipswich MA 3 Liberty St., the Foster house (c 1880) - This house is shown in the 1872 and 1884 Ipswich maps owned by "S. Foster."… Continue reading 3 Liberty St., the Foster house (c 1880)
Liberty Street - In the late 19th Century Washington Street was extended to Linebrook Road, and Liberty Street became its own street. Its houses date to 1850-1910.… Continue reading Liberty Street
Liberty St. Gothic Revival house, Ipswich 11 Liberty Street, the Levi Howe house (c 1870) - The descendants of Levi L. Howe, a farmer, owned this Gothic Revival cottage until 1953. Ken Savoie restored its appearance, and was the winner of the 1992 Mary Conley Award for historic preservation.… Continue reading 11 Liberty Street, the Levi Howe house (c 1870)
14 Liberty Street, the George B. Brown house (1898) 14 Liberty Street, the George B. Brown house (1898) - The elegant Victorian house at 14 Liberty Street in Ipswich was built between 1896-98 by George B. Brown, who owned a grain mill on Washington Street.… Continue reading 14 Liberty Street, the George B. Brown house (1898)

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Linebrook Road

Linebrook Rd., Ipswich MA 8 Linebrook Rd., the C. Chester Caldwell house - In September 1867, Joseph and Joanna Ross sold Daniel R. Caldwell this lot. … Continue reading 8 Linebrook Rd., the C. Chester Caldwell house
173 Linebrook Road, the Kozeneski farm (c 1900, demolished 2019) - On April 24, 2018, a demolition request was filed for the Kozeneski farmhouse at 173 Linebrook Road, The developer has offered assistance with removal costs. … Continue reading 173 Linebrook Road, the Kozeneski farm (c 1900, demolished 2019)
7 Linebrook Rd., Ipswich MA 7 Linebrook Rd. (1914) - The actual date of construction for the house at 7 Linebrook Rd. is unverified. There is a tradition that 5 Linebrook was originally at this location and was moved.… Continue reading 7 Linebrook Rd. (1914)
290 Linebrook Rd. 290 Linebrook Rd. the Chapman-Small House - The two-story farmhouse was purchased by Bradley Palmer from the Small family in the early 20th century and became part of his large country estate. It formerly served as forest headquarters and residence for the park superintendent. … Continue reading 290 Linebrook Rd. the Chapman-Small House
The Lummus house, 166 Linebrook Rd. 166 Linebrook Road, the William Lummus house (before 1832) - The present house at 166 Linebrook and the ancient Kozeneski barn that stood across the street were built by the Lummus family. … Continue reading 166 Linebrook Road, the William Lummus house (before 1832)
320 Linebrook Rd., the Daniel Conant house (1875) - This building was one of a cluster of farmers' or shoemakers' cottages constructed on this stretch of Linebrook Rd. in the second half of the 19th century, and may be the surviving ell of an earlier building. The Conant family was prominent on this stretch of Linebrook Road in the 19th Century.… Continue reading 320 Linebrook Rd., the Daniel Conant house (1875)
306 Linebrook Road, the Deacon William Foster Conant house (1833) - Deacon William Foster Conant (b. 1802, d. 1886) was, like his father and grandfather, a well-respected member of the community, a deacon of Linebrook Church and captain in the Linebrook Militia. His business included lumbering, farming, and road-building. … Continue reading 306 Linebrook Road, the Deacon William Foster Conant house (1833)
341 Linebrook Road, the Lot Conant house (1717, altered beyond recognition) - Architectural evidence, family history and deed research indicate that the oldest (center) part of this house was the home of Lot and Elizabeth Conant, the first of that family in Linebrook, constructed in 1717.… Continue reading 341 Linebrook Road, the Lot Conant house (1717, altered beyond recognition)
347 Linebrook Rd., the Foster-Conant house 347 Linebrook Road, the Foster-Conant house (1840) - This building is one of several story-and-one-third 19th century cottages in Linebrook, a popular building type of the mid-19th century. Cyrus Conant, the second owner is said to have been the strongest man in town and "could cut and pile four cords of wood in a day."… Continue reading 347 Linebrook Road, the Foster-Conant house (1840)
375 Linebrook Rd., Ipswich MA 375 Linebrook Rd., the Thomas Foster house (1800) - This area was settled by Fosters in the mid 17th century and remained in the family until the late 19th century, when it became part of the adjoining David Tullar Perley property. This is one of three traditional five-bay, two-floor Federal houses in Linebrook.… Continue reading 375 Linebrook Rd., the Thomas Foster house (1800)
393 Linebrook Rd., the David Tullar Perley house (1851) - This building is one of the most unique Greek Revival cottages in Linebrook, built by David Tullar Perley soon after he began to purchase land in the vicinity. Perley became the largest cattle broker in the county and built the fine Victorian house and barn at 387 Linebrook Rd.… Continue reading 393 Linebrook Rd., the David Tullar Perley house (1851)
395 Linebrook Rd., Ipswich Ma 395 Linebrook Rd., the Alvin T. Guilford house (1835) - This house is one of several story-and-one-third cottages constructed in Linebrook in the first half of the 19th century. Alvin T. Guilford, who lived here throughout the second half of the 19th century, was a farmer and shoemaker.… Continue reading 395 Linebrook Rd., the Alvin T. Guilford house (1835)
411 Linebrook Rd., Ipswich MA 411 Linebrook Rd. (1938) - This house is said to have been constructed in 1938 to resemble the house at 419 Linebrook, incorporating similar features of the Greek Revival Vernacular style.… Continue reading 411 Linebrook Rd. (1938)
419 Linebrook Rd., Ipswich 419 Linebrook Rd., the Eliza Howe Perley house (1840) - This house was constructed by William Perkins Perley shortly after his marriage to Eliza Howe, and was described as "beautiful of situation" and picturesque. Mrs. and Mrs. Perley divorced in 1845, and she acceded to ownership and managed the farm, living there until over 90 years of age.… Continue reading 419 Linebrook Rd., the Eliza Howe Perley house (1840)
91 Old Right Road, Ipswich MA 91 Old Right Road, the Jacob Potter house (c 1845) - This property is in the vicinity of several early Potter family homesteads. With wide exterior casings and pedimented window heads, the house is one of the more elaborate Greek Revival cottages in Linebrook.… Continue reading 91 Old Right Road, the Jacob Potter house (c 1845)
5 Linebrook Rd., Ipswich MA 5 Linebrook Rd., the Richard Lane house (1851) - Richard Rogers Lane built the house in 1851, He died in 1858, and his only child, Etta, inherited the house. which is mentioned in the 1898 deed when she sold it to Charles W. Woodbury. … Continue reading 5 Linebrook Rd., the Richard Lane house (1851)
392 Linebrook Rd. Ipswich MA 392 Linebrook Road, the Emerson Howe house (1810) - Emerson Howe was a farmer and member of the Linebrook Militia. This house incorporates Georgian, Federal and Greek Revival features, and includes some reused First Period building materials. … Continue reading 392 Linebrook Road, the Emerson Howe house (1810)
315 Linebrook Road, the William Conant house (1777) - William Conant (1747-1826) amassed considerable real estate in Ipswich. His son William, known locally as “Young Squire Bill" was a selectman, assessor, and overseer for the Town of Ipswich for many years.… Continue reading 315 Linebrook Road, the William Conant house (1777)
437 Linebrook Road, the Allen Perley farm (1784) - Part of this structure is an older home that was moved from Rowley to this location by John Perley. He and his son Silas expanded it in either direction. Over the years, a large area of land along Linebrook Road came into the possession of the Perley family.… Continue reading 437 Linebrook Road, the Allen Perley farm (1784)
297 Linebrook Road, the Joseph Chapman house (1720) - This house is one of the oldest structures in Linebrook. The post and beam frame has summer beams with simple bevel chamfers, supporting the 1720 construction date.… Continue reading 297 Linebrook Road, the Joseph Chapman house (1720)
387 Linebrook Road, David Tulley Perley farm (1880) - David Tullar Perley owned the largest farm in the western part of the town. This house was built in 1850, but was ’embellished’ in the 1880’s to its Victorian appearance.… Continue reading 387 Linebrook Road, David Tulley Perley farm (1880)
Abraham Howe barn, Ipswich MA 421 Linebrook Road, the Abraham Howe barn (1725) - This early 18th century barn served several generations of the Howe family, and was converted to residential use in 1948. Elizabeth Howe, convicted as a witch and put to death in 1692, lived nearby… Continue reading 421 Linebrook Road, the Abraham Howe barn (1725)
61 Turnpike Road, the John Foster house (1780) - The sign that hung at Foster's Tavern has been stored in a barn at the Ipswich Museum for a century.and reads, "I shoe the horse, I shoe the ox I carry the nails in my box I make the nail, I set the shoe, And entertain some strangers too."… Continue reading 61 Turnpike Road, the John Foster house (1780)
403 Linebrook Rd. 403 Linebrook Road, the Timothy Morse house (1817) - Timothy Morse Jr. (b. 1783) was a fine carpenter by trade and the house retains much of his finish work. Antique wide pine floors and period detail have been maintained.… Continue reading 403 Linebrook Road, the Timothy Morse house (1817)
391 Linebrook Road, Linebrook Parish Church (1848) - Linebrook Parish was incorporated in 1746 by an act of the Massachusetts Legislature. The first sanctuary was located nearby on Leslie Road. It was dismantled and re-erected on this site in 1828. The building was taken down and the present church was built 20 years later.… Continue reading 391 Linebrook Road, Linebrook Parish Church (1848)
41 Linebrook Road, Old Cross Farm (c 1717) 41 Linebrook Road, Old Cross Farm (c 1717) - Originally a smaller house, constructed by John Denison the elder, it came into the possession of of Nathaniel Cross in 1761 and became a 25 -acre working farm. Several generations of the Cross family lived in this house, operating a weaver’s shop, fruit farm and poultry operation. … Continue reading 41 Linebrook Road, Old Cross Farm (c 1717)
51 Linebrook Road, the Hart House (1678) - The oldest parts of the Hart House were apparently constructed in 1678-80 by Samuel Hart, the son of Thomas Hart, an Irish tanner who arrived in Ipswich in 1637. The two oldest rooms are exact duplicates of the originals, which were moved to museums in the early 20th Century.… Continue reading 51 Linebrook Road, the Hart House (1678)

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Loney’s Lane

3 Loneys Lane 3 Loney’s Lane, the Aaron Day Wells house (c 1850) - Aaron Wells resided in the only house on Loney's Lane, and each year he was a candidate for Selectman. Promising that if he won, he would have a tunnel dug under Town Hill so that people would not have to climb it.… Continue reading 3 Loney’s Lane, the Aaron Day Wells house (c 1850)

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Lords Square

4 Lords Square, Old Fire House (c 1870) - The empty yellow building at Lords Square once served as a fire station, housing engine #2 the Neptune, and the town's first motorized fire truck, Hose 2.… Continue reading 4 Lords Square, Old Fire House (c 1870)
3 Short Street, the Short Street Store (1884) 3 Short Street, the Short Street Store (1884) - The only building on Short Street is said to have orginally been Asa Lord's barn. In the first half of the 20th Century it was the home of Marcorelle Brothers.… Continue reading 3 Short Street, the Short Street Store (1884)
1 Lords Square, Payne School (1802) - In 1802, the North District decided to construct a schoolhouse with public subscription. In 1891 it was moved from its previous location where the laundromat is now, and received extensive repairs. Payne School was last used for students in 1942, and since 1972 has served as the Ipswich School superintendent's office.… Continue reading 1 Lords Square, Payne School (1802)

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Manning Street

23 Manning Street, Ipswich MA 23 Manning Street (1934) - The Ipswich Assessors database shows the date of construction as 1934.… Continue reading 23 Manning Street (1934)
21 Manning St., Ipswich MA 21 Manning Street - The date of construction for this house is uncertain. The Ipswich assessors database shows the date of construction as 1990.  The 1893 Ipswich birdseye map and 1910 map shows show a utilitarian structure at this location, which may have been converted or a new house placed on an older foundation.… Continue reading 21 Manning Street
18 Manning Street 20 Manning Street (1902) - 18-20 Manning St. is believed to have been constructed in 1902 and was owned by G. A. Lord in the 1910 Ipswich map. A different structure is shown in the 1893 Ipswich Birdseye Map.… Continue reading 20 Manning Street (1902)
17 Manning Street, Ipswich MA 17 Manning Street, the Candlewood School (1856) (moved to this location) - Records indicate that the 1856 schoolhouse on Candlewood Road was moved to this location and enlarged in 1905 to relieve overcrowding in the original Winthrop School. . The form of construction predates the Victorian style of the other houses on the street.… Continue reading 17 Manning Street, the Candlewood School (1856) (moved to this location)
16 Manning st., Ipswich MA 16 Manning St. (c 1900) - 16 Manning St., circa 1900. G. A. Lord owned this house, another one house next door and one on High St.… Continue reading 16 Manning St. (c 1900)
15 Manning St., Ipswich MA 15 Manning Street (c 1920) - The Ipswich assessors database provides a date of 1920 for this house.… Continue reading 15 Manning Street (c 1920)
14 Manning Street, Ipswich MA 14 Manning Street (c 1915) - The house at 14 Manning Street does not appear in the 1910 Ipswich map, but based on the architectural characteristics in common with other houses on the street is presumed to have been constructed shortly thereafter.… Continue reading 14 Manning Street (c 1915)
13 Manning Street, Ipswich MA 13 Manning St., the Fields house, (c. 1900) - 13 Manning St., is owned by “Mrs. Fields” in the 1910 map. The town assessors database gives the date of construction as 1870. However, the 1884 Ipswich map shows no houses yet constructed on the street, which had not even been added in the 1872 map.… Continue reading 13 Manning St., the Fields house, (c. 1900)
12 Manning St., Ipswich MA 12 Manning Street, the Edward T. Pike house (1885) - The mortgage for this house was taken out in 1885. Almost all of the houses on Manning Street appear in the 1893 Ipswich map. … Continue reading 12 Manning Street, the Edward T. Pike house (1885)
10 Manning St., Ipswich MA 10 Manning Street, the G. Haskell house (circa 1890) - 10 Manning Street, the G. Haskell house (circa 1890) Like most of the houses on Manning Street, this house first appears in the 1893 Birdseye map of Ipswich. In the 1910 Ipswich map the owner is G. Haskell.… Continue reading 10 Manning Street, the G. Haskell house (circa 1890)
9 Manning Street, Ipswich MA 9 Manning St., the Albert P. Hills house (c. 1890) - Like many of the houses on Manning Street, it first appears in the 1893 Ipswich Birdseye map. Hills owned a grocery on North Main Street. E. W.Russell was the owner in the 1910 Ipswich map.… Continue reading 9 Manning St., the Albert P. Hills house (c. 1890)
7 Manning St. 7 Manning St., the E W. Russell house (c 1890) -  The house at 7 Manning St. appears first in the 1893 Ipswich Birdseye map. 1910 Ipswich map shows the owner as E W. Russell, who worked as a dyer at the Ipswich Mills. … Continue reading 7 Manning St., the E W. Russell house (c 1890)
3 Manning Street, Ipswich MA. 3 Manning St. (after 1910) - 3 Manning Street. An empty lot is shown on the 1910 Ipswich map, owned by E. W. Russell.… Continue reading 3 Manning St. (after 1910)
Manning Street from the 1893 Birdeye Map of Ipswich. Manning Street, a Victorian neighborhood - Central Street was laid out in 1872, and Manning Street in 1882. Manning Street first appears in the 1884 Ipswich map, newly created, with no houses yet. The 1910 Ipswich map shows all of the houses now on the street, and Warren Street has been extended from North Main to Manning Street. … Continue reading Manning Street, a Victorian neighborhood
1 Manning Street, the E.H. Martin house (1880) - The E. H. Martin house originally faced Central Street. It was moved back one lot and turned to face Manning St. … Continue reading 1 Manning Street, the E.H. Martin house (1880)
26 Manning St., Ipswich 26 Manning Street, the Sullivan house (1927) - The 17th Century Caleb Lord house on the corner of High and Manning Streets was removed in 1927 and was replaced by the home of Bernard Sullivan. This is a modified form of the "American foursquare" house of the 1920's and 30's.… Continue reading 26 Manning Street, the Sullivan house (1927)
6 Manning Street, the H. K. Damon house (1890) 6 Manning Street, the H. K. Damon house (1890) - This 1890 Victorian house features a third floor porch, slate shingles, 10-foot ceilings, two stain glass windows, oak floors, original moldings and pocket doors.… Continue reading 6 Manning Street, the H. K. Damon house (1890)

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Maple Avenue

Maple St., Ipswich MA 16 Maple Avenue, the William H. Bodwell house, 1890 - In 1891 this house appears on maps under the ownership of William H. Bodwell, a carpenter. … Continue reading 16 Maple Avenue, the William H. Bodwell house, 1890
3 Maple St., Ipswich MA 3 Maple Avenue, the Harland and Blanche Burke house (1916) - Harland Burke was a superintendent at F.L. Burke & Son, heel manufacturers whose factory was at Brown Square. … Continue reading 3 Maple Avenue, the Harland and Blanche Burke house (1916)
4 Maple Ave. Ipswich MA 4 Maple Avenue, the Arthur H. and Madeline H. Tozer house (1915) - Arthur Tozer was a music teacher for the public schools and apparently worked out of his home. Prior to construction of this house, land on which it stands was part of a larger parcel belonging to G. Tozer.… Continue reading 4 Maple Avenue, the Arthur H. and Madeline H. Tozer house (1915)
5 Maple Avenue, Ipswich MA 5 Maple Avenue, the G. Baxter – Frank Campbell house (1890) - This small house features chamfered posts, brackets, and spindle friezes. The houses at 3 and 5 Newmarch Street in Ipswich are identical to 5 Maple Ave., all constructed between 1870 and 1890. … Continue reading 5 Maple Avenue, the G. Baxter – Frank Campbell house (1890)
Maple Ave., Ipswich MA 8 Maple Ave., the George Tozer house (circa 1890) - Maple Street first appears in the 1884 Ipswich map, without houses. George Tozer constructed this large house when the Washington Street neighborhood section behind it was still farmland.… Continue reading 8 Maple Ave., the George Tozer house (circa 1890)

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Market Street

Ipswich MA post card 27 Market Street, the Ipswich Post Office (1939) - The Ipswich Post Office was built on Market St. in 1939 with U.S. Treasury funds. … Continue reading 27 Market Street, the Ipswich Post Office (1939)
61 Market St., Ipswich MA 61 Market Street, formerly the Damon Block (1982) - This is the third commercial building at that location. The Court House on Town Hill moved to this location in the mid-19th Century by Curtis Damon. It was destroyed by fire in 1894 and replaced by a large elegant Victorian building which burned twice.… Continue reading 61 Market Street, formerly the Damon Block (1982)
25 Market St., Ipswich MA 25 Market Street, the Nathaniel R. Farley Shoe Factory (1830-56) - One of the oldest commercial buildings still standing on Market Street, it was originally the Nathaniel R. Farley shoe factory. The building was altered in 1856 to its current appearance. In the second half of the 20th Century the building housed Goodhue's Hardware Store,… Continue reading 25 Market Street, the Nathaniel R. Farley Shoe Factory (1830-56)
Aaron Jewett house, Ipswich MA 24 Market Street, the Aaron Jewett house (c 1800) - Constructed around the beginning of the 19th Century, this small building has served as Tetrault Jewelry Store since 1941, one of the longest-lasting family businesses in Ipswich. … Continue reading 24 Market Street, the Aaron Jewett house (c 1800)
56 Market Street, the Lord-Sullivan-Haskell house (1847) 50-56 Market Street, the Lord-Sullivan-Haskell house (1847) - Captain John Lord made his last voyage as master of the ship Miles Standish to Calcutta sailing May 17, 1855. The next owner was John J. Sullivan was an inventor with multiple patents for improvements to sewing machines. … Continue reading 50-56 Market Street, the Lord-Sullivan-Haskell house (1847)
12 Market Street, the Abraham Wait house (1832) - Constructed in 183, this house is the only surviving early 19th Century brick building on Market Street. Abraham Wait and his brother operated a shoe store, and over the years the building has been used as a bank, business office, doctors office, and dwelling house.… Continue reading 12 Market Street, the Abraham Wait house (1832)
20 Market Street, the Stacey-Ross house (1734) 20 Market Street, the Stacey-Ross house (1734) - In 1733 John Stacey "being incapable of labor " petitioned the town that he may build a house beside the rocky ledge on the lower North Green "for selling cakes and ale for his livelihood." The house was moved to this location 100 years after its construction. … Continue reading 20 Market Street, the Stacey-Ross house (1734)
48 Market Street, the Bailey house (c 1887) 48 Market Street, the Bailey house (c 1887) - Dr. George Bailey served as medical examiner for Ipswich and Essex County. His shingle style Victorian home was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.… Continue reading 48 Market Street, the Bailey house (c 1887)

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Meeting House Green

8 Meeting House Green, the David T. Kimball House (1808) 8 Meeting House Green, the David T. Kimball House (1808) - In 1808 the jail site was sold to Reverend David Tenny Kimball; the old jail was removed, and he built the house that is located there now. Rev. Kimball was highly respected for his ministry and a staunch abolitionist.… Continue reading 8 Meeting House Green, the David T. Kimball House (1808)
First Church Ipswich MA 1 Meeting House Green, the First Congregational Church (1971) - A meeting house was built here by 1636. This is the sixth church on this spot. The previous historic building burned in 1965. This green has always been the religious and governmental heart of Ipswich.… Continue reading 1 Meeting House Green, the First Congregational Church (1971)
12 Meeting House Green, the First Church Vestry (1832) - Built in 1832, the Vestry at 12 Meeting House Green was deeded to the First Church in Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1838 by George W. Heard, Esquire. It has served First church and the community of Ipswich as a Chapel and now as a coffee house and meeting place. The historic building was recently restored.… Continue reading 12 Meeting House Green, the First Church Vestry (1832)
6 Meetinghouse Green, the Captain Israel Pulcifer house (1812) 6 Meetinghouse Green, the Captain Israel Pulcifer house (1812) - On the night of June 9, 1811 the house on this lot burned with most of its contents. Captain Pulcifer rebuilt at once. Originally a hip-roof Federal style house, restoration in the 1870’s added a Second Empire mansard roof.… Continue reading 6 Meetinghouse Green, the Captain Israel Pulcifer house (1812)
2 Meeting House Green, the Joseph N. Farley house (1842) 2 Meeting House Green, the Joseph N. Farley house (1842) - Joseph K. Farley, bought an old house on this lot in 1842, moved it to upper High Street, and built this "mansion.:The Ipswich Manufacturing Company opened in 1830, and Joseph Farley Jr. was the clerk and paymaster. His ambitious plan to divert water above the dam through a canal to supply power for a mill on the lower river near County Street never succeeded.… Continue reading 2 Meeting House Green, the Joseph N. Farley house (1842)
Meeting House Green Historic District - The North Green was once the religious, governmental and commercial center of Ipswich, and where the town's most successful businessmen built fine Georgian, Federal, Greek Revival, Italianate and Victorian homes.… Continue reading Meeting House Green Historic District

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Mill Road

2 Mill Road, the Sullivan house (c 1890) - William Warner Jr. sold a four acre lot at what was then known as Bush Hill Corner to Samuel Spiller, who built a small house. In 1870, Spiller’s house and land were bought by Eugene Sullivan, who within 10 years had purchased over 70 acres of farm land extending from Topsfield Rd. to the Ipswich River.… Continue reading 2 Mill Road, the Sullivan house (c 1890)
44 Mill Road, Holiday Hill, The William and Violet Thayer house (1897) - William Thayer was headmaster of St. Mark’s School in Southborough MA, and this was their summer home. Information and photos are provided by David Thayer. … Continue reading 44 Mill Road, Holiday Hill, The William and Violet Thayer house (1897)
35 Mill Rd., Ipswich MA 35 Mill Road, the Captain William Warner house (1780) - The road from the dam to Topsfield road was originally located west of Mill Rd. This house was moved from its original location near the bridge, and a section of the old road is now the driveway.… Continue reading 35 Mill Road, the Captain William Warner house (1780)
50 Mill Road, the Caleb Warner house (1734) - Caleb Warner, clothier, bought Michael Farley’s interest in the dam and married the 16-year-old daughter of the miller, By 1755 he had a large farm and built this mansion. The rear section incorporates two earlier structures dating to before 1734, the year he came into possession of the land.… Continue reading 50 Mill Road, the Caleb Warner house (1734)

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Mineral Street

39 Mineral Street, Ipswich 39 Mineral Street (c 1920) - The building at this location in the 1910 Ipswich map was a two story barn or storage building belonging to the Smith family. It is unclear if this is the same structure converted into a residence.… Continue reading 39 Mineral Street (c 1920)
35 Mineral Street, Ipswich 35 Mineral Street, the Smith house (c 1835) - The Ipswich Assessors map shows the date of construction as 1823, but it first appears in the 1856 Ipswich map, and continues into the 20th Century as the Smith house.… Continue reading 35 Mineral Street, the Smith house (c 1835)
31 Mineral Street, Ipswich MA 31 Mineral Street (c 1870) - This house first appears in the 1872 Ipswich map. The first owner is shown as "Caldwell." "Gable and Wing" houses with Italianate Victorian woodwork are found throughout Ipswich dating to the period from 1860-1880.… Continue reading 31 Mineral Street (c 1870)
3 Mineral Street, Ipswich 3 Mineral Street, the Charles H. Baker house (c 1870) - The house at 3 Mineral Street was constructed between publications of the 1856 and 1872 Ipswich maps. The earliest owner to be identified is Charles H. Baker who owned the house by 1884. Baker is listed is town directories as a "flagman", possibly for the local branch of the Boston & Maine Railroad. … Continue reading 3 Mineral Street, the Charles H. Baker house (c 1870)
28 Mineral Street, Ipswich MA 28 Mineral Street (c 1880) - The house at 28 Mineral St. is shown in the 1884 Ipswich map and the 1893 Ipswich Birdseye Map. The owner's name is shown as "Miss Moore.… Continue reading 28 Mineral Street (c 1880)
26 Mineral Street 26 Mineral Street (c 1870) - In the 1872 map, this house and the house at 22 Mineral Street are owned by Ephraim Harris, but only the latter appears in the 1856 map. By 1910 both houses were owned by Mrs. A. Spiller.… Continue reading 26 Mineral Street (c 1870)
23 Mineral Street 23 Mineral Street, the Lydia and Joseph Lord house (1871) - Andrew Geyer purchased the lot in 1871 and in 1873 sold the lot with a house on it to Lydia and Josiah Lord. … Continue reading 23 Mineral Street, the Lydia and Joseph Lord house (1871)
20 Mineral Street, Ipswich MA 20 Mineral Street, the Lucy Ackerman house (c 1870) - This house began as a story and a half Mansard cottage, with the Mineral Street wing added later. The small front mansard cottage is shown in the 1872 map with the name "Mrs. L. Ackerman,"… Continue reading 20 Mineral Street, the Lucy Ackerman house (c 1870)
19 Mineral Street, Ipswich MA 19 Mineral Street (1856) - In 1856, Mary Lord Baker, widow of Stephen W. Baker transferred 1 1/2 acres including this lot to Mary Philbrook. The Philbrook family constructed a house on the property, which appears in the 1872 Ipswich map.… Continue reading 19 Mineral Street (1856)
14 Mineral Street, Ipswich MA 14 Mineral Street (c 1915) - The house at 14 Mineral Street does not appear on the 1910 Ipswich map but was probably constructed or moved to this location soon after.… Continue reading 14 Mineral Street (c 1915)
10 Mineral Street, Ipswich MA 10 Mineral Street, the W. Smith house (c 1860) - The 1872 Ipswich map and the 1884 map show a house at this location owned by "W. Smith." In the 1910 map, the owner is J. A. Smith.… Continue reading 10 Mineral Street, the W. Smith house (c 1860)
17 Mineral Street Ipswich 17 Mineral St., the Baxter-Adamowicz house, c 1885 - This house is part of what was a double lot, constructed in the early 1880's by J. J Philbrook, who sold it soon thereafter to Edward H. Baxter. The Adamowitz family have owned it since 1926.… Continue reading 17 Mineral St., the Baxter-Adamowicz house, c 1885
33 Mineral Street, Ipswich MA 33 Mineral Street, the Caroline Norman house, 1884 (moved from Central St.) - The house at 33 Mineral Street was moved from the location of Cumberland Farms on Central street in Ipswich. … Continue reading 33 Mineral Street, the Caroline Norman house, 1884 (moved from Central St.)
22 Mineral St. Ipswich MA 22 Mineral Street, the Warner-Harris House (c. 1696, alt. 1835) - The earliest sections of this house were built by Daniel Warner in 1696 on Market Street. In 1835, Ephraim Harris, builder, was commissioned by Capt. Robert Kimball to build a new house on the lot. Harris removed a portion of the Warner house to his own land at the corner of Central and Mineral Streets, and enlarged it.… Continue reading 22 Mineral Street, the Warner-Harris House (c. 1696, alt. 1835)
16 Mineral Street, Wise Saddle Shop (c.1742 /1801) - Jabez Farley sold this lot to Joseph and John Wise in 1801, who probably built this small dwelling shortly thereafter. As late as 1832, this was the only house on Mineral Street.… Continue reading 16 Mineral Street, Wise Saddle Shop (c.1742 /1801)

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Mitchell Road

Mitchell Farm, Mitchell Rd. Ipswich 34 Mitchell Road, the Mitchell Farm (1800) - There has been a farm on this site since the late 17th century. Structural evidence suggests that the present house was constructed about 1800. From 1870 until the 20th century the building was owned by the Mitchell family.… Continue reading 34 Mitchell Road, the Mitchell Farm (1800)

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Mount Pleasant Ave.

13 Mount Pleasant Avenue 13 Mount Pleasant Avenue, the Mary Nugent house (1874) - This house is probably the oldest on Mount Pleasant Avenue, but its early history is uncertain.… Continue reading 13 Mount Pleasant Avenue, the Mary Nugent house (1874)
4 Mt. Pleasant St., Ipswich MA 4 Mount Pleasant Ave., the William Hayes building, c 1890 - The house at 4 Mount Pleasant Ave. was originally the William Mayes apartments and boarding house at the corner of Central and Manning Streets.… Continue reading 4 Mount Pleasant Ave., the William Hayes building, c 1890
Mount Pleasant Neighborhood - Featured image: Mount Pleasant neighborhood on the 1910 Ipswich map. Information is from the MACRIS site These houses were built at a time when the foreign-born population of Ipswich was on the rise, Increasing 446% between 1875 and 1915. At the time these houses were built, manufacturing had become the basis of Ipswich’s economy. Many… Continue reading Mount Pleasant Neighborhood

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Newbury Road

6 Newbury Road Ipswich MA 6 Newbury Road, the Joseph B. Perley house (1865) - The site was first settled by Nehemiah Abbott, who married James Howe, Sr.' s daughter Mary in 1659 and farmed this part of his father-in-law's land. By the late 18th century the Perley family owned and farmed the site. … Continue reading 6 Newbury Road, the Joseph B. Perley house (1865)
3 Newbury Road, the Philomen Foster house and barn (1787) - Philomen Foster was a deacon of the Linebrook Church and was a member of the Linebrook minutemen. This 18th century cape retains much of its historic character. … Continue reading 3 Newbury Road, the Philomen Foster house and barn (1787)

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Newmarch Street

6 Riverbank Lane Ipswich, the Kenyon house 6 Riverbank Lane, the Henry Rodman Kenyon house (1902) - In 1899 Kenyon married the t pastel portraitist Caroline A. Savary and by 1901 Kenyon and his wife had settled at Ipswich in a home they called the Riverbank House. His small scenic paintings record the seasons in Ipswich.… Continue reading 6 Riverbank Lane, the Henry Rodman Kenyon house (1902)
Tobias Lakeman house 38 Newmarch St., the Tobias Lakeman House (1732) - In 1732, Stephen Minot acting on behalf of the heirs of Francis Wainwright, deeded a three acre parcel for £75 to Tobias Lakeman, a fisherman who drowned 6 years later in Casco Bay.… Continue reading 38 Newmarch St., the Tobias Lakeman House (1732)

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Northgate Road

Th e Asa Stone Barn on Northgate Road in Ipswich MA 27 Northgate Road, the Asa Stone Barn (1839) - This restored barn was moved from its previous location on Argilla Rd. The barn is a good example of an ear