The Richards house, moved to 8 Kimball Avenue

At 8 Kimball Avenue is a house that once sat at Lords Square.  Harold Bowen wrote in “Tales of Olde Ipswich” that there was a store at this location as well, owned by the Richards family. In 1940 the home was moved over the High Street bridge to 8 Kimball Avenue where it still stands today, and Mutual built a new service station which now houses Tick’s Auto Service.

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The Richards house being moved from Lord’s Square up High Street to Kimball Avenue in June, 1940.  The movers are preparing to cross the High Street bridge. In the background on the left is the Merchant-Choate house, one of the oldest houses in Ipswich.  Photo courtesy Ken Richards,  from Bill Varrell’s book Ipswich

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