Andover Historic Preservation

19 ARGYLE ST19 argyle st (click to enlarge)


architectural description


Proportions peculiar. Window placement suggests early 19th century, but house is very tall and details are Federal or later.

historical narrative

Brickman, Donald & Jane (1975-77)
Dodd, Bruce A. & Rosalie 3-15-1954
Farrington, Charles A. & Marcelle 5- 31-1960

Themes: architechural, community development.

Moved twice.
Originally 323 North Main Street, owned and occupied by Alexander and Elizabeth Mura, listed in 1918-19 directory.

1919 moved to corner of Burnham Road & Oxford (Balmoral St., where Balmoral condominiums are in 2007).
Then in May 1922, moved to 19 Argyle Street.
See MSs 69.6 II E-1 n.d. lists Mura at #19.

Refurbished by Lawrence architect James E. Allen in the Colonial Revival style in 1922.

inventory data

Table: Inventory Data for 19 ARGYLE ST
Place: Shawsheen Village
Historic District: Shawsheen Village NRH District
Address: 19 argyle st
Historic Name:
Present Use: residence
Original Use:
Date of Construction: 1860 - 1880
Source: assessor's rec./style -njs
Style/Form: Federal
Foundation: stone
Wall/Trim: clapboards
Roof: gable
Outbuildings / Secondary Structures
Major Alterations: 1920's
Moved: 1919 and 1922
Acreage: 6,311 sq. ft.; approx. frontage 70'; approx. distance from street 50'
MHC inventory number: ANV.52
Recorded by: Stack/Mofford
Organization: Andover Historical Commission
Date: 1975-77

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