Short Street is the small one-way street that cuts behind the service station which sits approximately at the site of Asa Lord’s store in Lords Square. 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 was Asa Lord’s barn. Today it is a fine-looking building that houses three businesses.

Unfortunately many of the other buildings at Lords Square have been demolished. All that remains is this store, the Payne School, and the Old Fire Station, which could be demolished to expand the Dunkin Donuts.

Marcorelle Brothers Store on Short Street. Photo from “Ipswich” by William Varrell.

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