The house at 30 High Street in Ipswich was built by Joseph Bolles, a carpenter. Bolles purchased the neighboring Phillip Call lot in 1710 from his father-in-law Nathaniel Lord, and bought this lot from Joseph Fowler with an acre of land and a house on it in 1722, which is the assumed date of this structure.

Joseph Fowler had obtained the pre-existing dwelling from his father Phillip, and the deed refers to a house, barns, shop and orchard “which I have owned since 1677.” Fowler sold the remainder of the property to Jeremiah Lord.

It is not stated whether Joseph Bolles tore down the old Fowler house to build this one, or incorporated the earlier structure into the 1722 house. It has an asymmetrical 5 bay façade and is extended in the rear.

This photo of the  Joseph Bolles house at 30 High St . is from the 1970's.
This photo of the Joseph Bolles house at 30 High St . is from the 1970’s.