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Lost Houses of Andover

presented by Jim Batchelder
January 30, 2:00pm in Memorial Hall

Recently moved buildings in Andover have become a community event.  This uncommon practice was however almost a weekly occurrence in Shawsheen and Phillips Academy in the first half of the 20th century.  In fact, in many towns, most structures that had outlived their usefulness in one location were often sold and moved to a new site and reused.

Andover is unique in the fact that we have over 250 documented structures that can claim more than one address.  If you think you know Andover, you might be surprised to find that the town's character of today was greatly changed by residents with a vision where Yankee thrift and an eye for aesthetics played an important role in the master plan.

Come hear Jim Batchelder and see the results of 200 years of tinkering with Andover's structures and landscapes to the town we call home today.

Admission is free.  No registration required.

Last updated: October 01, 2012
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