3 Short Street, the Short Street Store (1884)

3 Short Street, the Short Street Store (1884)

Short Street is the small one-way street connecting Central Street and High Street at Lords Square. It crosses behind the service station which now sits approximately at the former site of Asa Lord’s store. There is only one building on Short Street and it has never been torn down or replaced. In the first half of the 20th Century it was the home of Marcorelle Brothers. Before that it is said to have been Asa Lord’s barn. Today it is a fine-looking building that houses three businesses.

Across Lords Square from this building are the Payne School and the Old Fire House.

Marcorelle Brothers Store on Short Street. Photo from “Ipswich” by William Varrell.
Marcorelle’s Store in the 1930s. The house in the middle of the photo was moved to Kimball Ave., and the gas pumps to its right are where Tick’s Auto Repair is now.
Lords Square service station at the present Prime location. Marcorelle’s Store is behind it.

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