Whipple, John, House

53 S. Main St., Ipswich, Massachusetts

Photo 

John Whipple House

2. Historic American Buildings Survey Frank O. Branzetti, Photographer Nov. 1, 1940. (a) GENERAL VIEW OF HOUSE, LOOKING WEST

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Description 

Among the earliest New England houses, this property illustrates the development of a 17th-century house form over a number of years. Its three distinct architectural units show the evolution of workmanship and detailing as the Whipple descendants grew away from their English origins. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, October 9, 1960

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000791
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Museum
Periods of significance
1650-1699; 1600-1649
Significant years
1642; 1670; 1927
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 2

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