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For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Reconstructed 1657 Alexander Knight House in Ipswich, Massachusetts

The reconstructed 1657 Alexander Knight House in Ipswich, Massachusetts, at the time the photo was taken (summer 2013), the house was completed in October, 2013.
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The 1677 Whipple House to the left, and the Knight House to the right.
From the Whipple House are the Knight House and the Ipswich Museum is across the street.
Winter views taken in the winter, 2013.
UPDATE: New photos taken December 5, 2015. The fence, garden and a frame for bundling thatch were added during 2015.

 New fence around an enclosed garden. The Whipple House in the background.


Nancy said...

What an adorable little house. It looks so neat and tidy. By today's standards, though, it looks like its size might relegate it to the misnomer of "shed." It's hard to imagine living in such tiny quarters -- for either a family or an individual.

Diane B said...

These pictures are great, Barbara, especially when the little cabin is seen in comparison with the kind of houses I think we have in our minds. I always think those early conditions were rough, and many people left more comfortable homes in England or Boston to do this. Very brave!

Barbara Poole said...

I'm glad you both enjoyed the pictures, as I held off on posting it because I didn't think there was much of a story. My two friends proved me wrong. Thanks.

mat cummings said...

Thank you Barbara, from the Architect for the Knight House.