Andover Historic Preservation


153-155 ANDOVER ST153-155 andover st (click to enlarge)

153-155 ANDOVER ST

architectural description

LHD

Other features: looks like two separate houses connected by a center wing.

A two family residence built during the 1840s. Much building of mill houses during 1843 - 1848. It has vinyl exterior, gable with Asphalt roof, brickstone foundation; 11 rooms, 2 baths, 1 half bath, 4 bedrooms, 2 kitchens; 2 garages and small shed.

historical narrative

Owners:
Original owner listed as Ballardvale Mills, also Florence L. Willard,
as Admx.
6 Dec 1926 Daisy E. Henderson
1950's Wm Henderson
1998 Joseph and Jane Watson

Themes: Architectural, Community development

Historical significance: 1843 - 1848, Period of much building in Ballardvale for housing of mill employees under John Marland (Ballardvale Mills)

bibliography/references

Dr. Alfred Poore:" A Genealogical Historical Visitation of Andover, Mass in the Year 1863" 'Essex Institute of Historical collections' 1912 - 1914 (Excellent source for Houses in Ballardvale)

Town of Andover Assessors

inventory data

Table: Inventory Data for 153-155 ANDOVER ST
Place: Ballardvale
Historic District: Not Applicable
Address: 153-155 andover st
Historic Name: Ballardvale Mills Worker Housing
Present Use: residence, 2 family home
Original Use: residence
Date of Construction: ca 1840
Source: Style
Style/Form: Greek Revival
Architect/Builder:
Foundation: brick/stone
Wall/Trim: clapboards
Roof:
Outbuildings / Secondary Structures clapboarded garages
Major Alterations: porch added (no record of this)
Condition:
Moved:
Demolished:
Acreage: less than one acre; Lot size: 37,178 sq. ft.; Approx. frontage: 138'
Setting: Close to sidewalk
MHC inventory number: ANV.26
Recorded by: Stack/Mofford; Ruth Sharpe (Ballardvale Historic District)
Organization: Andover Historical Commission
Date: 1975 - 1977; Feb 1998

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