Artemas Ward took ownership of the saltbox house and moved in with his family. Prior to this point they had been living in a different house in the center of town.
A very small, saltbox style house was built, possibly for use by tenants on the Ward farm. The family lived across the street in a large two-story farmhouse.
Andrew Henshaw Ward wrote History of the town of Shrewsbury.
Artemas built the caretaker cottage behind the main house for Florence to live in.