Ipswich Town Historian

Ipswich Historical Commission vice-chairman Gordon Harris and secretary Laura Gresh receiving a service award for historic preservation.

Gordon Harris is the Ipswich MA town historian and produces the site HistoricIpswich.org. With 40 years experience working on older houses and a degree in sociology, he helps clients research the  year of construction, the stories of their historic houses and the people who lived in them.

Gordon leads walking tours of historic Ipswich, and gives slide show presentations for organizations. Contact gordonharris2@gmail.com. Please leave your name, street address and email address.

The Town Historian is at the Ipswich Visitor Center on South Main Street from 8:30 am – 11 a.m. most Fridays throughout the summer of 2019. View the Calendar for Visitor Center and tour dates and times.


Some houses Gordon has researched:

The following are resources for determining the history of homes in the North Shore area of Massachusetts:

Property records


Architectural books and guides

Genealogical resources