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16 ABBOT ST16 abbot st (click to enlarge)

16 ABBOT ST

architectural description

NRDIS NRMRA
Late Greek/Picturesque
Note: 6/6 windows could date the house from a decade or so earlier (5/26/92 Barbara Thibault)

historical narrative

(Address no longer in assessor's database)

p. 10 Carpenter's Abbot & Miss Baily
1915 - Sherman Cottage opened as dormitory; it was the former Shearer house; Miss Gertrude Sherman, a French teacher and her beloved mother, managed it
1872 & 1888 D.I. Shearer
Mary E. Shearer AA 1892 m. Balfour Van Uleck
1885 dir. - Mrs. Mary Shearer
1870 tax list - Daniel Shearer from Boston
1860 not listed

inventory data

Table: Inventory Data for 16 ABBOT ST
Place: Andover Center
Historic District: Academy Hill NRH District
Address: 16 abbot st
Historic Name: Sherman Cottage - Phillips Academy
Present Use: residence
Original Use:
Date of Construction: 1850's - 1860's
Source: style - 1870 tax list
Style/Form: Greek Revival
Architect/Builder:
Foundation:
Wall/Trim: clapboards
Roof:
Outbuildings / Secondary Structures
Major Alterations:
Condition:
Moved:
Demolished:
Acreage:
Setting:
MHC inventory number: ANV.5
Recorded by: Stack/Mofford
Organization: Andover Historical Commission
Date: 1975-77/ 1992 BT

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