Andover Historic Preservation

27 MAIN ST27 main st (click to enlarge)


architectural description

Other features: 4 double chimneys

historical narrative

Present owner: A.B.S Development Corp. - 1973

Original owner: J. W. Barnard

Themes: architectural, commerce, community development

Historical significance: Bessie Goldsmith says Bass kept a variety store at this address, turn of the century.

From back of building, one can see where the wing and other stories were attached formerly.

Built be J. W. Barnard and son Henry W. Barnard. In 1896, Omer Chase had shop for newspapers, periodicals, stationery, and confectionary store here.

Later owners:
1961 - Florence S. Burns
1961 - Jeycole Reality??? Corp.
1967 - Danton Reality??? Trust/n Davison
1973 May - Andover Savings Bank


Business History of Andover: 1896

inventory data

Table: Inventory Data for 27 MAIN ST
Place: Andover Center
Historic District: Not Applicable
Address: 27 main st
Historic Name: Barnard's Block; currently Taylor Shop
Present Use: store
Original Use: commercial use
Date of Construction: 1850s
Style/Form: Greek Revival
Foundation: brick
Wall/Trim: wood clapboards
Outbuildings / Secondary Structures
Major Alterations:
Demolished: , building razed 1 Jan 1976
Acreage: 1.06 acres; lot size: 5070 sq. ft.; Approx. frontage: 135.62'
MHC inventory number: ANV.328
Recorded by: Stack/Mofford
Organization: Andover Historical Commission
Date: 1975 - 1977

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