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This extensive tour of Ipswich, Massachusetts begins at the Riverwalk Mural behind the EBSCO buildings, near the corner of Market Street and Union Street.
Many of the First and Second Period houses in the town are visited along with sites of special historic, architectural or natural significance.
During the 1913 Ipswich Mills labor strike a Greek girl was killed and striking workers were evicted from their mill homes.
Failing to modernize and keep up with fashion trends, the mills closed in 1928.
Richard Saltonstall set up the first mill here in 1635 to grind grain.
Michael Farley and his family assumed the operation and established a grain mill at this location. Lawrence established the Ipswich Hosiery Mills in these very buildings, developing the largest stocking industry in the country.
South Main Street, early urban planning: In March 1692 several persons petitioned “to have liberty granted them to build shops upon ye bank by ye river side.” The Selectmen laid out this stretch of land in twenty-three small lots and granted them to as many individuals with the conditions that they not encumber the highway, make provision for drainage under the buildings, that each person “provide paving four foot wide all along before ye said buildings for the convenience of foot travelers, and erect posts to keep horses from spoiling the same.” It was stipulated by the Town that the lots extend no farther into the river than “ye low water mark”, thus giving this view the nickname “Little Venice.” The Philomen Dean house, 59 South Main is on the right after crossing the footbridge.
Philemon Dean was a constable of Ipswich who served under Maj. He died in 1716 long after the death of his wife and one of his twin sons.
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