Wade House (Ipswich, Massachusetts)

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Wade House
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Wade House (Ipswich, Massachusetts) is located in Massachusetts
Wade House (Ipswich, Massachusetts)
Wade House (Ipswich, Massachusetts) is located in the US
Wade House (Ipswich, Massachusetts)
Location Ipswich, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°40′35″N 70°49′53″W / 42.67639°N 70.83139°W / 42.67639; -70.83139Coordinates: 42°40′35″N 70°49′53″W / 42.67639°N 70.83139°W / 42.67639; -70.83139
Built 1792
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Federal
MPS Central Village, Ipswich, Massachusetts MRA
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP September 17, 1980

The Wade House is a historic house at 5 Woods Lane in Ipswich, Massachusetts. The 1.5 story gambrel-roofed central chimney house was built in 1792 by Francis Merrifield, Jr. It was acquired in 1827 by Mary Wade, daughter of local Revolutionary War soldier Nathaniel Wade. It has been in the Wade family since then. The house originally had two rooms downstairs and two upstairs; the rear of the house was added in two stages. A number of period details survive, including the central staircase and paneled doors. Fragments of period wallpaper have also been preserved, and reproduction wallpaper has been used in one of the downstairs rooms.[2]

The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "MACRIS inventory record for Wade House". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2013-12-31.