The Capt. Richard Rogers House at 58 North Main Street in Ipswich is significant because of its fine Georgian style. Richard Rogers descended from Nathaniel Rogers who lived on the South Green. The house was built in 1728 about the time of the Rogers’ Manse across High Street. The central hallway with a closed string-course balustrade and the two chimneys suggest a high-style Georgian influence. The front room has exquisite Georgian paneling, while the rear fireplace wall has very fine shell cupboards in bolection molding with fluted pilasters. The home is one of the finest of its style and vintage in New England.
This house is protected by a preservation agreement. Protected elements include:
- The front and side facades facing N. Main and High Streets
- Central frame including primary and secondary members
- Wooden architectural elements including stairs, paneling, moldings, mantlepieces, doors, cupboard in the left front room facing N. Main St.
The photos below are of covenanted woodwork in the Richard Rogers house