Andover Historic Preservation


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

69-71 ESSEX ST

architectural description

NRDIS NRMRA

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

Owners:
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

bibliography/references

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
Architect/Builder:
Foundation: Stone and brick
Wall/Trim: Wood
Roof:
Outbuildings / Secondary Structures
Major Alterations: 1850's wing and porch; hoods; renovated in 1970's
Condition:
Moved:
Demolished:
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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