Andover Historic Preservation

36 CENTRAL ST36 central st (click to enlarge)


historical narrative

Moved from 53 School Street

Original owner: Jerome Cross, Sr.

Subsequent uses: residence; parochial school (1914)

Themes: Architectural, Community development, Education, Industry, Religion

Historical significance: 1892, John and Ester Byers tore down old South Parish Manse and created 36 Central Street. Later they sold to Judge Cenn??? , who sold to Jerome Cross, Sr. of Cross Coal Company. He built this carriage house to go with 36 Central Street property, after 1900.
In 1914, Rev. Frederick S. Riordan, C.S.A. of St. Augustine's Church, purchased and established the Sisters of Notre Dame here. Here they ran a parochial school until Saint Augustine's was built at corner of Central and Chestnut Streets, former site of H. H. Tyer estate.
In 1951, remodeled under direction of Saint Augustine's rector, Rev. P.I. Campbell. It is still used as a convent.


National Registry of Historic Places

Andover Historical Society files

Fuess, Claude; "Andover: Symbol of New England", 1959, pg. 337

Saint Augustine's Parish; Andover, Mass. 1866 - 1966, 100th anniversary - (centennial of church as independent parish)

"100th Anniversary, St. Augustine's Parish", 1852 - 1952, Lawrence 1952, (centennial of organisation as mission ???? Lawrence)???

Several copies of other reference material

inventory data

Table: Inventory Data for 36 CENTRAL ST
Historic District: Central Street NRH District
Address: 36 central st
Historic Name:
Present Use: apartments
Original Use: carriage house
Date of Construction: ca. 1891
Source: style - njs
Style/Form: Colonial Revival
Wall/Trim: clapboards
Outbuildings / Secondary Structures
Major Alterations: remodeled (1934 - 1966)
Acreage: 1.18 acres
MHC inventory number:
Recorded by: Stack/Mofford
Organization: Andover Historical Commission
Date: 1975 - 1977

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