Something to Preserve

Something to Preserve

Something To Preserve is a report on a pilot program of agreements with owners of historic homes, published by the Ipswich Historical Commission in 1975. The town of Ipswich began to preserve at-risk historic homes through individual covenants after the town rejected efforts to set up a legal historic district.

The Background
Colonial Ipswich
Early Trade
Post-Colonial History
Economic Quietude
Ipswich Historical Society
The Ipswich Heritage trust
Historic District
Historical Commission
The Project
Preservation Agreement
Acknowledgments

Over 40 houses in Ipswich now have Preservation Agreements between the owners, the town of Ipswich and the Ipswich Historical Commission.  View a complete list to read about each house. 

 

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Something to Preserve

Early Trade

Excerpts  from the introductory pages of  Something To Preserve published by the Ipswich Historical Society in 1975

Something to Preserve

Post-Colonial History

Excerpts  from the introductory pages of  Something To Preserve, published by the Ipswich Historical Society, 1975, about the preservation agreements established between owners of historic homes in Ipswich and the Society.

Something to Preserve

Colonial Ipswich

Excerpts  from the introductory pages of  Something To Preserve, published by the Ipswich Historical Society, 1975, about the preservation agreements established between owners of historic homes in Ipswich and the Society.

Something to Preserve

The Background

Excerpts  from the introductory pages of  Something To Preserve, published by the Ipswich Historical Society, 1975, about the preservation agreements established between owners of historic homes in Ipswich and the Society.

Something to Preserve

Economic Quietude

Excerpts from the introductory pages of  Something To Preserve, published by the Ipswich Historical Society, 1975, about the preservation agreements established between owners of historic homes in Ipswich and the Society.

Something to Preserve

The Ipswich Heritage trust

Excerpts  from the introductory pages of Something To Preserve, published by the Ipswich Historical Society, 1975, about the preservation agreements established between owners of historic homes in Ipswich and the Society. Later in that same year, 1962, a major oil company purchased another important, centrally located house, where it planned to substitute a service station. […]

Something to Preserve

Historic District

Excerpts  from the introductory pages of Something To Preserve,  published by the Ipswich Historical Society, 1975, about the preservation agreements established between owners of historic homes in Ipswich and the Society. During this time, the Society and other local organizations had come to the conclusion that official and public attention to the problem was needed. Therefore, in […]

Something to Preserve

Historical Commission

Excerpts  from the introductory pages of Something To Preserve, published by the Ipswich Historical Society, 1975, about the preservation agreements established between owners of historic homes in Ipswich and the Society. The Ipswich town meeting of 1964, in order to take advantage of possibly available state and federal funds, voted into existence an Historical Commission, […]

Something to Preserve

The Project

Excerpts from the introductory pages of Something To Preserve, published by the Ipswich Historical Society, 1975, about the preservation agreements established between owners of historic homes in Ipswich and the Society.

Something to Preserve

Preservation Agreement

Excerpts from the introductory pages of Something To Preserve, published by the Ipswich Historical Society, 1975, about the preservation agreements established between owners of historic homes in Ipswich and the Society.

Something to Preserve

Acknowledgments

Excerpts from the introductory pages of Something To Preserve, published by the Ipswich Historical Society, 1975, about the preservation agreements established between owners of historic homes in Ipswich and the Society.