Andover Historic Preservation

69-71 ESSEX ST69-71 essex st (click to enlarge)

69-71 ESSEX ST

architectural description


Doorway replaced - may have been half-house.

Fašade has nice side lights and pillars.

Resided with wood clapboards, maintaining its visual integrity and original covering material

historical narrative

1852: T.C. Foster
3/17/44: Beatrice H. Henderson
12/14/48: Fr. Jemina Henderson
1975-77: Rittenhouse Realty Trust c/o Frederick W. Bradley, Est. [?]
1990: Peter Richmond

Themes: architectural, commerce, community development, industry

Part of Abbot Village from earliest manufacturing enterprises of Smith and Dove Company. Used as mill tenement and later altered into apartments.

June, 1990 Preservation Award


Dorman, Moses: Map of Andover, 1830
Andover/North Andover Historical Society files

inventory data

Table: Inventory Data for 69-71 ESSEX ST
Place: Andover Center
Historic District: Andover Village Industrial NRH District
Address: 69-71 essex st
Historic Name: Abbot Village Mills Workers Housing
Present Use: Apartment (1975-77)
Original Use:
Date of Construction: built 1830
Source: 1830 Map
Style/Form: Federal
Foundation: Stone and brick
Wall/Trim: Wood
Outbuildings / Secondary Structures
Major Alterations: 1850's wing and porch; hoods; renovated in 1970's
Acreage: less than one acre; 10,280 sq. ft.; approx. frontage Essex 105', Baker 112'
Setting: 19th century mill village near railroad track, river and mills
MHC inventory number: ANV.201
Recorded by: Stack & Mofford/B.Thibault
Organization: Andover Historical Society
Date: 1975-77/updated 1990

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