Andover Historic Preservation

41 CENTRAL ST41 central st (click to enlarge)


architectural description


Style: Norman Romansque or Romanesque Revival

Other features: shingled pine roof; burial yard at rear - oldest gravestone extant: 1712, 1723; 3 spaciour doorways - cost about $19,000

historical narrative

Original and Present owner: South Church Inc.

Themes: Architectural, Community development, Religion

Historical significance: Nov. 2, 1708, Andover was divided into two parishes by order of General Court. Chgurch members of the South End complained thsst distance was too great to attend services at North Parish Meeting House and growth of town necessitated a second meeting house of worship. 1710 - 1711, first South Parish meeting house built; Samuel Phillips, minister. First building " at ye rock on west side of Roger's Brook" - now site of Andover Playstead. (? BT 2-12-1993)


May 3, 1995: Historic Preservation Certificate

inventory data

Table: Inventory Data for 41 CENTRAL ST
Place: Andover Center
Historic District: Not Applicable
Address: 41 central st
Historic Name: South Church
Present Use: church
Original Use: church
Date of Construction: 1861
Source: A.H.S. files: Andover Townsman
Style/Form: Other
Architect/Builder: architect: John Stevens of Boston; builder: Abbot & Clement of Andover
Foundation: stone
Wall/Trim: wood clapboards
Outbuildings / Secondary Structures annex (1956)
Major Alterations: after fire (1900 - 1913) improvements (1953)
Acreage: 7.17 acres; approx. frontage: Central Street - 352', School Street - 676'
MHC inventory number: ANV.110
Recorded by: Stack/Mofford
Organization: Andover Historical Commission
Date: 1975 - 1977

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