There is no record of when the Treadwells acquired this property but stylistic evidence dictates a second period attribution. The original house consisted of a large room with a chimney and entry at the right. Raised field wainscotting in this room is the most exceptional early second period feature. The house was altered in the mid-18th century, and the kitchen and small rear room are finished with trim from this period. In the mid-19th century new stairs and a new chimney were built.
The sloop, “Endeavorer,” under Capt. Thomas Treadwell, was included in the fishing fleet of 1716.
The widow Fuller sold her house and lot at 5 Summer Street on Feb. 21, 1754 to Thomas Treadwell (107: 158). The Treadwell estate included this lot and house. Col. Joseph Hodgkins and his wife, Lydia, widow of Elisha Treadwell, deeded one-half the land and house to Stephen Low, and the other half to his wife, Sarah, on March 29, 1825 (238: 22, 23). It was inherited by his son, Winthrop, and was bought by Dr. William H. Russell from him around the turn of the 20th Century.
- T.F. Waters, Ipswich in the Mass. Bay Colony, vol. I, p.439, vol. II, p. 239