Andover Historic Preservation

36-38 MAIN ST36-38 main st (click to enlarge)

36-38 MAIN ST

architectural description

Style: Queen Anne Stick Style

Other features: Shag shingles

historical narrative

Original owner: Henry W. Barnard
Later owners: Marion P. Cole and Elizabeth Barnard 1949
Richard Lally and Patricia Barnard Lally Real Estate Trust 1965
Present owner: Lally, Richard & Patricia (1977)

Themes: Architectural, Commerce, Community development

Historical significance:
Built at cost of $35,000 by Henry W. Barnard. J. W. Barnard (died 1899) and son Henry J. Barnard began shoe manufacturing company ca. 1856 in old bank building (demolished 1896). They erected brick building in Barnard's Court - then 2 story wooden building in Barnard's Court ca. 1894.

Barnard also built Greek Revival "Brick Block" #14-16 Main Street, corner of Main and Park Streets 1910 (date stone on building) with pediments, Corinthian columns/pilasters.

Time line:
1852 Residence
1872 Town Hall
1884 Residence
1896 Jewelry Store; Candy and Fruit Store; Tailor
1906 Stores
1926 A F Rivard Jewelry; W H Higgins Gifts; Hood's Grocers;
F M Cole Men's Shop
1932 Albert F Rivard Jeweler; William B Bonfield ,Tailor;
Residences; Hood's Creamery; Peterson's Mens Shop
1943 Billings Inc. Jewelers; Shirley W Barnard Real Estate;
Residences; Eagle-Wonder Cleaners; Hood Creamery;
F W Woolworth
1953 Billings Inc. Jewelers; Shirley W Barnard Real Estate;
Residences;The Dame Shop; F W Woolworth Co.;
Evergood Food Store
1992 The Brass Ring; Christian Science Reading Room;
Anticipation; Andover Optical


J. N. Cole; "Glimpses of Andover", 1896 - old photo
Business History of Andover, 1896
Interview with present owner.

Andover Advertiser: May 4, 1883 , pg. 2, col.8
March 13, 1885 pg. 2 col. 9

Directories: 1926, 1932, 1943, 1953

Sanborn Maps: 1852, 1872, 1884, 1896, 1906, 1930

!880 Tax list: new building value $4400

inventory data

Table: Inventory Data for 36-38 MAIN ST
Place: Andover Center
Historic District: Not Applicable
Address: 36-38 main st
Historic Name: Barnard's Brick Block
Present Use: Commercial, 1-2 offices; Multi - Business
Original Use: Commercial use
Date of Construction: 1883 - 1885
Source: present owner
Style/Form: Queen Anne
Wall/Trim: Brick
Outbuildings / Secondary Structures
Major Alterations: First floor fašade changed, commercial(1965 - 1966)
Acreage: less than one acre; Lot size: 27,730 sq. ft.; Approx. frontage: 57'
MHC inventory number: ANV.329
Recorded by: Stack/Mofford; Brian Lee???
Organization: Andover Historical Commission
Date: 1975 - 1977; 1992??

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