Historic Houses of Ipswich

Perkins-Hodgkins house, Ipswich MA
The Howard house on Turkey Shore Road was built during the First Period of English Colonial construction.

The Howard house on Turkey Shore Road

Ipswich has 59 First Period houses, more than any other town in America. First Period houses  in New England were built by the English settlers, and  date from approximately 1630 to approximately 1725. They were often built as single rooms or “half- houses” with the entry and chimney on one side. These houses were often expanded so that the entrance and chimney would be in the middle, making them resemble later style Georgian homes. Many First Period homes had exposed beams and posts in the ceiling and walls, and featured large cooking fireplaces.

The Perkins-Hodgkins house at the corner of East Street and Jeffreys Neck Road has a wealth of interesting history.

Second Period houses generally date from 1725 – 1780 are are generally referred to as “Georgian.” They were typically larger, laid out two rooms deep and two full stories high. Typically the front facade had a symmetrical five windows above and four windows below with a central entry door (“five over four with a door”). Woodwork was more ornamental in the Georgian style, featuring classical detailing, particularly around the windows and main doorway.

The Federal Period was from 1790 – 1820, when houses were often built 3 stories high with a low-pitched roof, a box shape and trimmed with wide corner boards.

The Greek Revival style was popular from 1820 – 1850 with classical columns, elaborate gables and decorative door trim.

The Victorian Era of the late 19th century includes many styles of architecture, including Stick Style, Queen Anne, Gothic Revival, Second Empire, Italianate, Romanesque, Shingle Style and more

The Dr. John Manning house, N. Main Street.View and read the stories of  historic houses in Ipswich

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Susan Nelson’s detailed listing for the Ipswich Historical Commission is the source of much of the information for dates and descriptions of the houses listed below.

Historical information comes primarily from Ipswich In The Massachusetts Bay Colony by Thomas Franklin Waters, volumes I and II.

Houses are listed in order of address

  • Houses names are the first owner or a person who lived in them. Click on the name for a high resolution photo of the house.
  • Click on Read for stories about these houses and the people who lived in them.
Address (Map) House (photo) Year Post
6 Agawam Av Capt. John Hobbs 1855 IPS.1
8 Agawam Av Newmarch-Spiller 1798 Read
12 Argilla Rd N.J. Bolleg 1900 IPS.3
13 Argilla Rd T. Brown 1840 IPS.4
15 Argilla Rd George Dexter 1893 IPS.5
17 Argilla Rd Samuel Wade 1845 IPS.6
43 Argilla Rd Burnham-Giddings 1650 Read
50 Argilla Rd Burnham – Andrews 1770 Read
53 Argilla Samuel Kinsman 1750 Read
54 Argilla Rd. P. Swinney 1872
66 Argilla Rd George Haskell 1855
89 Argilla Rd Dr. John Manning Farm 1837
106 Argilla Rd Octavia Hamlin 1784
107 Argilla Rd Argilla Farm 1850 Read
143 Argilla Rd Aaron Kinsman 1795
153 Argilla Rd Isaac Goodale 1670 Read
155 Argilla Rd Smith – Lovell 1800 Read
161 Argilla Rd John Day 1815
168 Argilla Rd Tilton-Smith 1706 Read
178 Argilla Rd Stephen Smith 1700
188 Argilla Rd Oliver Gogswell 1815
232 Argilla Rd John Patch 1760 Read
259 Argilla Rd Rings Island 1907 Read
290 Argilla Rd Crane Castle 1928 Read
Choate Isl Argilla Choate House 1740 Read
Asbury St. B.P.S.P Lamson homestead 1840 Read
43 Avery W.H. Kirk 1900 IPS.208
8 Brown Timothy Carey 1890 IPS.377
10 Brown Essex Hosiery Housing 1900 IPS.184
14 Candlewood Perkins – Brown Farm 1779 Read
36 Candlewood Martin Keith 1806 Read
41 Candlewood Boardman 1750 Read
49 Candlewood Robert Kinsman 1721 Read
59 Candlewood Jeremiah Kinsman 1756 Read
65 Candlewood Rhoda Kinsman 1756 Read
33 Central Street Memorial Hall 1924 Read
35 Central Street Oak Hill 1884
55 Central Street Fire House 1907 IPS.114
83 Central Street International Hotel 1866 Read
88 Central Street W.L. Johnson 1873 IPS.112
107 Central St Collins House 1880 IPS.115
66 County Rd Goodhue’s Grocery 1835 Read
68 County Rd Calvin Locke’s Folly 1835 Story
72 County Rd David Giddings 1828 Read
76 County Rd Asa Wade 1831 Read
78 County Rd Samuel Wade 1831 Read
82 County Rd Brown – Manning 1835 Read
83 County Rd Rust-Rogers-Brown 1665 Read
84 County Rd Rev. Moses Welch 1829 Read
85 County Rd John Waite House 1810 Read
86 County Rd Brown-Burnham 1775 Read
88 County Rd Nathaniel Wade 1727 Read
90 County Rd Capt. William Wade 1822 Read
96 County Rd South Church Parsonage 1860 Read
102 County Rd Henry Brown 1837 Read
117 County Rd Hellenic Center/Floriana 1900 Read
223 County Rd Appleton Farms House 1794 Read
5 County St Ringe-Leatherland 1718 Read
7 County St Thomas Dennis 1670 Read
9 County St Benjamin Dutch 1714 Read
10 County St Dennis Dodge 1740 Read
11 County St Bennett-Caldwell 1725 Read
15 County St Eli Frisbee 1788 Read
16 County St Abraham Knowlton 1750 Read
17 County St Daniels Shoe Factory 1843 Read
31 County St Ascension Church 1869 Read
45 County St Amos Dunnels 1814 Read
47 County St Benjamin Grant 1735 Read
2 East St Robert Jordan 1863 Read
6 East St Daniel Russell 1790 Read
7 East St Sadie Stockwell 1888 Read
8 East St Matthew Perkins 1709 Read
9 East St Foster Russell 1756
10 East St Nathaniel Harris 1840 Read
14 East St Baker-Newman 1725 Read
16 East St Lakeman – Johnson 1835 Read
18 East St Dodge 1725 Read
22 East St Moses Fellows 1790 Read
26 East St Polly Dole 1720 Read
25 East St Willcomb mill 1830 Read
27 East St Elizabeth Caldwell 1740 IPS.56
30 East St Jordan-Snelling-Potter 1708 Read
31 East St Old Asylum Wash House 1828
33 East St The Old Store 1830 Read
35 East St Luther Wait 1810 Read
37 East St Stephen Baker 1834 Read
38 East St John Harris 1742 Read
50 East St Hovey-Dodge 1865 IPS.569
59 East St Ringe-Lord 1832 Read
62 East St Wainwright-Treadwell 1727 Read
64 East St John S. Glover 1872 Read
76 East St Hodgkins – Lakeman 1690 Read
80 East St Perkins-Hodgkins 1709 Read
16 Elm St S. Baker – W. Tozer 1835 Read
16 Elm St Abraham Choate 1765 Read
68 Essex Rd Levi Brown 1800
16 Fellows Rd Ruth Fellows 1714 Read
24 Fellows Rd Fellows-Appleton 1693 Read
44 Fellows Rd Joseph Fellows Jr 1734
31 Fox Creek Rd Bennett’s Farm 1680 Read
51 Fox Creek Rd Belloselsky Estate IPS.467
2 Green St Perkins 1863 IPS.483
12 Green St Andrew Burley 1688 Read
18 Green St Isaac Stanwood Jr. 1812 Read
42 Heartbreak Thomas Low 1684 Read
45 Heartbreak James Burnham 1687 Read
1 High St Rogers Old Manse 1727 Read
3 High St John Gaines 1725 Read
4 High St Pink House 1850 IPS.499
6 High St Whittier Funeral Home 1890 Read
9 – 11 High St Samuel Newman 1762 Read
12 High St William Russell 1890 Read
13 High St Joseph Willcomb 1668 Read
14 High St George A Lord 1857
16 High St Jacob Manning 1818 Read
17 High St Thomas Lord 1658 Read
21 High St Haskell-Lord 1750 Read
24 High St J.W. Gould 1856 Read
25 High St View 1870
26 High St Phillip Call 1659 Read
27 High St Edward Brown 1650 Read
29 High St Harris House 1819
30 High St Joseph Bolles 1720 Read
33 High St Waldo-Caldwell 1660 Read
34 High St White Horse Inn 1658 Read
37 High St Lord-Baker 1720 Read
40 High St William Caldwell 1733 Read
41 High St Daniel Lummus 1686 Read
42 High St Holland-Ringe 1742 Read
43 High St James Fitts 1767 IPS.127
44 High St Ringe-Newman 1780 Read
45 High St Jonathan Lummus 1686 Read
54 High St Kingsbury-Lord 1660 Read
57 High St Stone-Rust 1750 Read
61 High St View 1700
66 High St Harris – Jewett 1795 Read
68 High St Wood-Lord 1725 Read
71 High St View 1750
73 High St Nathaniel Lord 1720 Read
77 High St John Kimball 1680 Read
79 High St View 1814
82 High St Brewer – Bowles 1700 Read
83 High St Old Jail 1771 Read
84 High St Wilbur Trask house 1830 Read
85 High St Eliz/Phillip Lord 1774 Read
87 High St Sewall P. Jewett 1830 Read
88-92 High St Simon-Shatswell 1690 Read
89 High St Jewett-Cole 1780
93 High St John Cole – Jewett 1813 IPS.156
95 High St Simon Adams 1700 Read
96 High St View 1870
100 High St Joseph Fowler 1756 Read
103 High St Merchant-Choate 1670 Read
104 High St John Kimball 1715 Read
106 High St Orange Shutters 1715 Read
108 High St Dow-Harris 1735 Read
110 High St John Kimball Jr. 1730 Read
112 High St View 1770
115 High St Baker-Sutton 1725 Read
117 High St Brown’s Manor 1886 IPS.148
124 High St. Joseph King 1856 IPS.147
126 High St Burnham’s Trading Post 1910 Read
248 High St William Spiller 1850 Read
280 High St Charles Guilford 1860 IPS.217
285 High St Daniel Norse 1809 Read
290 High St Jacob Pickard 1812 IPS.220
296 High St Oliver Bailey 1860 Read
307 High St Moses Jewett 1759 Read
310 High St Stephen Pearson 1808 IPS.224
311 High St Amos Jewett 1830 IPS.226
315 High St Apphia Jewett 1858 IPS.227
317 High St. GeorgeW. Howe 1850 IPS.228
320 High St Jonathan Fox 1887 IPS.230
321 High St Aaron Jewett 1780 Read
327 High St Annie Donovan 1871 IPS.231
5 Highland St View 1870
7 Highland St View 1874
2 Hovey St Ephraim Grant 1880
3 Hovey St John Kendrick 1665 Read
4 Hovey St View 1850
6 Hovey St B. Ellsworth 1870 Read
2 Jeffreys Neck Rd Merrill – Kimball 1830 IPS.46
4 Jeffreys Neck Rd View 1840
6 Jeffreys Neck Rd Oliver Sanborn 1855 IPS.45
47 Jeffreys Neck Rd Greenwood Farm Dodge 1832
49 Jeffreys Neck Rd Paine-Dodge 1694 Read
52 Jeffreys Neck Rd Ross Tavern 1675 Read
52 Jeffreys Neck Rd Shatswell Planter 1646
68 Jeffreys Neck Rd Capt. John Smith 1740
15 Kimball Ave. J. Brown 1900 IPS.206
27 Kimball Ave View 1880 Read
39 Kimball St View 1880
2 Labor-In-Vain McMahon 1850 Read
66 Labor-In-Vain Joshua Giddings 1795
27 Lakeman’s Benjamin Fellows 1740 Read
11 Liberty St Levi Howe 1857 IPS.183
14 Liberty St George B. Brown 1900 Read
16 Liberty St Martha E. Curtis 1885 IPS.428
5 Linebrook Rd G. Woodbury 1830 IPS.232
8 Linebrook Rd. C. Caldwell 1840 IPS.234
31 Linebrook Rd P. Donlan 1875 IPS.238
41 Linebrook Rd Old Cross Farm 1716 Read
51 Linebrook Rd Harte House 1678 Read
55 Linebrook Rd T.A. Howe 1890 IPS.242
63 Linebrook Rd D.G. Chapman 1880 IPS.243
64 Linebrook Rd Bryant 1816 IPS.244
70 Linebrook Rd George Low 1880 IPS.246
203 Linebrook Rd Pickard 1850 IPS.249
231 Linebrook Rd F. Scotton 1880 IPS.252
259 Linebrook Rd Marini Farm 1877 IPS.253
294 Linebrook Rd Small 1840 IPS.255
297 Linebrook Rd Chapman 1720 IPS.256
306 Linebrook Rd William F. Conant 1833 IPS.258
315 Linebrook Rd William Conant 1769 IPS.259
316 Linebrook Rd John Peabody 1780
320 Linebrook Rd Daniel Conant 1875 IPS.261
341 Linebrook Rd Joseph Conant 1700
387 Linebrook Rd Perley Farm 1880 Read
391 Linebrook Rd Linebrook Church 1848 Read
392 Linebrook Rd Howe – Emerson 1750 IPS.273
393 Linebrook Rd David Tullar Perley 1850
395 Linebrook Rd Alvin Guilford 1810
403 Linebrook Rd Timothy Morse 1817 Read
419 Linebrook Rd Eliza / William Perley 1840 IPS.276
421 Linebrock Rd William Perley Barn 1853
439 Linebrook Rd Allen Perley 1784 IPS.281
8 Locust Rd View 1808
1 Lords Square Payne School 1802 Read
4 Lords Square Old Fire House 1865 Read
6 Manning St View 1890 Read
26 Manning St Bernard M. Sullivan 1827 Read
12 Market St Abraham Wait 1832 Read
20 Market St Stacey-Ross 1734 Read
24  Market St Aaron Jewett 1800 Read
25  Market St Farley Shoe Factory 1832 Read
48 Market St Bailey House 1884 Read
56 Market St Lord-Sullivan 1847 Read
1 Meetinghouse Gr First Church 1970 Read
2 Meetinghouse Gr Joseph Farley 1842 Read
6 Meetinghouse Gr Capt. Israel Pulcifer 1812 Read
8 Meetinghouse Gr David T. Kimball 1808 Read
12 Meetinghouse Gr 1st Church Vestry 1790 IPS.109
35 Mill Rd William Warner 1750
37 Mill Rd Warner farm house 1888
50 Mill Rd Caleb Warner 1734
3 Mineral St Charles H. Baker 1858
8 Mineral St J. Rutherford 1865
16 Mineral St Wise Saddle Shop 1801 Read
22 Mineral St Ephraim Harris 1696 Read
35 Mineral St View 1823
34 Mitchell Rd Mitchell House 1790 IPS.210
35 Mitchell Rd Mitchell Barn 1700′s IPS.211
3 Newbury Rd Foster-Hills 1787 IPS.278
6 Newbury Rd View 1840
38 Newmarch Tobias Lakeman 1732
2 North Main John Appleton 1707 Read
8 North Main E. Stanwood 1747 Read
12 North Main Christian Wainwright 1741 Read
16 North Main Stephen Coburn 1845 Read
18 North Main Charles Kimball 1834 Read
19 North Main Thomas Manning 1799 Read
21 North Main T.F. Cogswell 1880 Read
22 North Main Colonial Building 1904 Read
25 North Main Public Library 1869 Read
26 North Main Agawam House 1806 Read
29 North Main Odd Fellows Bldg 1817 Read
31 North Main Methodist Church 1859 Read
33 North Main Nathaniel Wait 1859 Read
34 North Main William Pulcifer 1836 Read
36 North Main Dr. John Manning 1765 Read
38 North Main Old Post Office 1825 Read
40 North Main Captain James Brewer 1825 Read
42 North Main John Johnson 1871 Read
44 North Main Harry K. Dodge 1886 Read
45 North Main Isaac Flitcher 1825 Read
46 North Main James Damon 1866 Read
47 North Main George Farley 1888 Read
48 North Main Thomas Morley 1750 IPS.111
49 North Main John Chapman l770 Read
50 North Main . James Brown 1720 Read
51 North Main Sarah Lord 1849 Read
52 North Main Treadwell-Hale 1769 Read
56 North Main Manning – Dodge 1854
57 North Main Day-Dodge 1737 Read
58 North Main Richard Rogers 1728 Read
27 Northgate Rd. Asa Stone Barn 1839 Read
2 Old England Capt. Treadwell 1748
2 Poplar St Swasey Tavern 1700 Read
5-7 Poplar St Dr. John Calef 1671 Read
10 Riverbank Lane John A. Newman 1880
3 Short Street Short Street Store 1884 Read
6 South Main Sherborne Wilson 1685 Read
15 South Main Caldwell Block 1870 Read
17 South Main Fuller House 1738 IPS.692
30 South Main Old Town Hall 1833 Read
31 South Main Manning -Souther 1726 Read
36 South Main Hall Haskell 1795 Read
37 South Main Baker’s Store 1828 Read
51 South Main Jones-Caldwell 1728 IPS.695
57 South Main Ipswich Tea House 1800 Read
59 South Main Philomen Dean 1716 Read
54 South Main Heard Museum 1800 Read
69 South Main Samuel Dutch 1723 Read
1 S Village Green John Whipple 1677 Read
3 S Village Green Aaron Smith 1776 Read
7 S Village Green Colonel John Baker 1761 Read
11 S. Village Green The Gables 1838 Read
3 Spring St James Scott 1840 Read
5 Spring St John Henderson 1777 Read
17 Spring St David F. Dow 1870
21 Spring St Professor G. Swain 1860
3 Summer St Benjamin Kimball 1720 Read
5 Summer St Widow Fuller 1725 Read
7 Summer St Thomas Treadwell 1740 IPS.79
8 Summer St Daniel Glazier 1845 Read
10 Summer St Charles C. Cottton 1838
11 Summer St Nathaniel Hovey 1718 Read
12 Summer St Moses Harris 1848 Read
14 Summer St Ezra Lord 1850
15 Summer St Jonathan Pulcifer 1718 Read
16 Summer St Nathaniel Treadwell 1845 Read
17 Summer St Chapman 1850
19 Summer St Soloman Lakeman 1750 IPS.77
24 Summer St View 1880 Read
27 Summer St Thomas Knowlton 1688 Read
31 Summer St View 1870 Read
32 Summer St View 1880
34 Summer St View 1860
37 Summer St View 1825 Read
38 Summer St View 1890
39 Summer St Foster -Grant 1717 Read
40 Summer St View 1890
43 Summer St Willcomb-Pinder 1718 Read
46 Summer St James Foster 1720 Read
48 Summer St View 1870
11 Topsfield Rd Jacob Brown 1830 IPS.185
24 Topsfield Rd Appleton-Kimball 1688 Read
84 Topsfield Rd Davis – Goodhue 1860
114 Topsfield Rd Wallis-Dodge-Goodhue 1763 Read
130 Topsfield Rd Robert Wallis 1703
208 Topsfield Rd Goodhue – Winthrop 1800
1 Turkey Shore Burham-Patch 1730 Read
2 Turkey Shore Heard-Lakeman 1776 Read
41 Turkey Shore Emerson – Howard 1640 Read
48 Turkey Shore Nathaniel Hodgkins 1720 Read
49 Turkey Shore Austin Measures 1874 Read
55 Turkey Shore Francis Wait 1850
63 Turkey Shore Isaac Foss 1850 Read
67 Turkey Shore Stephen Boardman 1725 Read
61 Turnpike Rd John Foster 1790 Read
7 Wainwright St J. Glover 1880
8 Wainwright St F. Hovey 1880
9 Wainwright St J. Glover 1890
11 Waldingfield Rd Applefield House 1759
6 Warren St View 1875
8 Warren St David Grady 1720 Read
12 Warren St View 1700 Read
15 Warren St View 1876
10 Washington St Mary Holmes 1779
16 Washington St View 1861
41 Washington St View 1883
46 Washington St James Peatfield 1860 IPS.366
56 Washington Ephraim Goodhue 1875 IPS.367
59 Washington St Charles Bamford 1887 Read
78 Washington St. D. Haskell 1835
4 Water St Jewett 1849 Read
6 Water St Preston – Foster 1690 Read
8 Water St Harris – Sutton 1678 Read
12 Water St Glazier – Sweet 1728 Read
28 Water St Harris Stanwood 1696 Read
32 Water St Jabesh Sweet 1713 Read
36 Water St York – Averill 1715 Read
4 Woods Lane W. Kimball 1850
8 Woods Lane James Peatfield 1833 Read
9 Woods Lane Mary Wade 1792 IPS.34
10 Woods Lane Plough-Grant 1837 IPS.32
11 Woods Lane Merrifield “Rosebank 1792 Read
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