Some of the neighbours

Posted on Wed, 31 Aug 2016 by midcenturyjo

It’s easy to see on my morning walk that I live in the oldest part of my city. Established as a penal settlement in the 1826 Ipswich was opened to free settlers in 1839. The earliest surviving homes are from the 1850s. That’s Ginn Cottage above said to be the oldest home left standing while the house below is from the same period. Mine was built sometime in the early 1860s. The leadlight window above the front door says 1860 but I’ve read accounts that have put it as late as 1864. Enough history. Just thought you’d like to see some of my neighbours. There are many more beautiful examples, some quite grand, in the surrounding streets. I’ll try to snap some more pictures on my walks. I just feel a little conspicuous standing out the front of strangers’ houses even with my iPhone 🙂