The Lafayette Street neighborhood, including Farragut Rd, Prescott Rd, Putnam Rd. and Lafayette Rd. was built in the first decade of the 20th Century on farm land previously belonging to J. C. Underhill and other families along Topsfield Rd.

The Lafayette Street neighborhood did not exist in this 1884 map of Ipswich.
The Lafayette Street neighborhood did not exist in this 1884 map of Ipswich.
1910 Ipswich Ma map showing Lafayette, Farragut Streets and Wayne Avenue
1910 Ipswich Ma map showing Lafayette, Farragut Streets and Wayne Avenue
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The hillside between Mount Pleasant Street and Topsfield Road was still farmland and orchard in the 1893 Ipswich Birdseye map.

The photos below are from glass plate negatives in the collection of William J. Barton, taken by Edward L. Darling circa 1910.

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