Agawam House, 26 North Main Street

26 North Main, the Agawam house: Nathaniel Treadwell built the second Treadwell Inn here in 1806 and kept his tavern until 1818, after which Moses Treadwell continued the business. For over one hundred years it was the town’s first-class hotel. President Monroe was a guest; Daniel Webster often stayed there while in town for sessions of the local court. In the late 1800′s it was modernized with a mansard roof and other Victorian embellishments and renamed the Agawam house. It closed in the 1920′s and is now apartment housing.

The photos below show the Agawam House (Treadwell Inn) as it looks today and as it looked in its prime.

Agawam House, North Main Street Ipswich MA

Treadwell’s Inn was a three story building with a Federal-style hip roof. The mansard roof and fourth floor were  added in the late 1800′s when the Second Empire style was popular. The front porches and tower had not been added when this photo was taken