Andover Historic Preservation

215 ANDOVER ST215 andover st (click to enlarge)


architectural description


Other features: probably tenement; forced hot air furnace and automatic Heating

historical narrative

Elizabeth M. Davis Sharpe
12 Jun 1953 Tennyson & Priscilla Hood
29 Aug 1967 Harry & Annie Blake

Themes: Architectural, Community development

Historical significance: In the early 20th century Mrs. Sharpe operated a bakery from the ground level. At certain times the building was divided into 3 units.

inventory data

Table: Inventory Data for 215 ANDOVER ST
Place: Ballardvale
Historic District: Not Applicable
Address: 215 andover st
Historic Name:
Present Use: residence
Original Use: 3 unit residence
Date of Construction: 1857
Source: Assessors records, style - njs
Style/Form: Greek Revival
Foundation: ist floor basement is brick, below ground is stone
Wall/Trim: brick, Asbestos shingles, Vinyl siding (1996)
Roof: Asphalt shingles
Outbuildings / Secondary Structures
Major Alterations: Alterations have been going on over several recent years (1996)
Condition: Excellent (1996)
Acreage: less than one acre; Lot size: 25,332 sq. ft.; Approx. frontage: 490'
Setting: house set very close to road on a hill, next to a steep embankment. Overlooks historic mill complex and mill pond.
MHC inventory number: ANV.36
Recorded by: Stack/Mofford; Bernice Hadderty (Ballardvale Historic District comission)
Organization: Andover Historical Commission
Date: 1975 - 1977; Jan 1996

other historic buildings

Andover Preservation Commission logo
Andover Historical Society logo
Memorial Hall Library logo