The Colonial Building at 22 North Main Street was built in 1904. It was a failed commercial attempt by the Feoffees of the Little Neck Trust. One floor of the building was rented by the School Board in 1907 to accommodate the 9th grade.

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Photo from MACRIS
Women and children dressed as Puritans for the Tricentenial. The Colonial Building is in the background on the right.
Measures Candy store, photograph by Edward L. Darling, courtesy of William J. Barton
Measures Candy store, photograph by Edward L. Darling, courtesy of William J. Barton. The two buildings on the right were removed to build the Colonial Building.
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Photo from the collection of Edward L. Darling, and William J. Barton, who wrote, “North Main Street, Ipswich, MA. Part of the house at the left, 22 N. Main St., was the home of the Manning High School. the next building, 24 and 26, I am told, is where the John T. Heard Masons Lodge (organized on August 26, 1864) held their meetings, known as the Willcomb Building, home of William Willcomb’s confections, and later Austin Measure’s candy store. The next building, 28 N. Main was a boarding house run by the Thompsons. For years, John Fannion had a barber shop. These buildings were torn down and the Colonial Building was built.

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