Low, Thomas, House (NRIS 90000237)
36 Heartbreak Rd.,
MA. County/parish: Essex.
1 contributing building.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
March 09, 1990.
Part of First Period Buildings of Eastern Massachusetts TR
- Thomas Low House
- The Thomas Low House is a historic house at 42 Heartbreak Road in Ipswich, Massachusetts. It is a 2.5 story wood frame house, with a symmetrically windowed five bay main facade, a rear two-story addition, and a second two story addition on the right side. The house is first mentioned in a 1708 deed, when it was transferred from John Low to his brother Thorndike. The house has only very minor evidence of its First Period origin. It began as a two story structure with two rooms on each floor and a chimney between. A leanto addition came at a later date, and was raised to a full second story sometime in the 18th century. The addition on the right side is modern (1981), but is built on the footprint of an older addition. The house was complete restyled during the Federalist period. (read more...)