Smith House (NRIS 90000238)
142 Argilla 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
- Smith House (Ipswich, Massachusetts)
- The Smith House is a historic late First Period house at 142 Argilla Road in Ipswich, Massachusetts. It is a 2.5 story colonial style house with five window bays and a center chimney. Its construction is estimated to have been in 1725. It features an integral leanto section at its rear (rather than being a later addition). A number of the critical framing members of its construction are still exposed, showing workmanship that is typical of the First Period, but there are also typical Georgian period features, such as a plastered ceiling and wood paneling, and the stairway to the second floor is Georgian in character. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990. (read more...)