From Andover Answers
Elm Square was named after the Centennial Elm in it's center. There are seven approaches to the intersection and until 1934 a trolley ran through the intersection. The tree was removed in 1919 because it was determined to be a traffic hazard.
- Andover a Century of Change:1896 - 1996 by Eleanor Motley Richardson, pages 10 and 134 (974.45 Ric).
- "The Elm House" in Andover, What It Was, What It Is. : 300th Anniversary, May 30 - June 2, 1946, (974.45 And).
- Elm Square: the photographs of Richard Graber, 1962-1969/with an introduction by Howard Yezerski, text by Richard Graber, and recollections of the people of the Town of Andover by Richard Graber (Andover Room R 974.45 Gra).
- Attached article, "Elm Square Part of the Problem," Andover Townsman, November 2, 2000.
- Attached article, "Centennial Elm Removed," by Charlotte Abbott Andover, Townsman December 5, 1919.