House on Labor-in-Vain Road (NRIS 90000234)

Address: Labor in Vain Rd., Ipswich, 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 (NRIS 64000281).

From Wikipedia:

House on Labor-in-Vain Road
The House on Labor-in-Vain Road is a historic house in Ipswich, Massachusetts. The late First Period house is located on Labor-in-Vain Road, at the end of a long private lane, on a sizable estate. The main part of the wood frame house is 2.5 stories with a central chimney. This section shows details of construction that contain both First Period and early Georgian features, such as a turned staircase railing, and shares features in common with the nearby Smith House on Argilla Road. There have been three major additions: the first, in 1810, add a wing to the left side of the house. A full leanto was added to the house rear around the turn of the 20th century, and another extension was added on the rear, probably when the house was used as clubhouse for a golf club that occupied the estate. (read more...)


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Architectural styles:

  • Colonial
  • Mid 19Th Century Revival