Andover Historic Preservation

40 HIGH ST40 high st (click to enlarge)


architectural description

Similar to "Merrill House" on Salem Street (perhaps both by J. Chickering?)

Long front windows, side porch may be later addition. Gopthic center window, second floor.

historical narrative

Present owner: Lundergan, Charles and Mary (1953)

Original Owner Nute?

Themes: Architectural; Community Development

Known as Nute House

Rev. Henry Wilbur, called "the little minister", owned and occupied. In 1870's he received a family bequest which he used to buy real estate. He owned six other houses on High Street, including #38 (Merrill House), #36 (Abbott House), #30, #32, #34 and #42 (called New House - 1900 records). Also owned six houses on Maple Ave.

Caroline Wilbur inherited and occupied. John Houghton Flint sold to Mary Lundergren, 1956.

inventory data

Table: Inventory Data for 40 HIGH ST
Place: Andover Center
Historic District: Not Applicable
Address: 40 high st
Historic Name: Wilbur, Rev. Henry House
Present Use: residence - 2 family
Original Use: residence
Date of Construction: 1850's
Style/Form: Gothic Revival
Architect/Builder: Jacob Chickering ?
Wall/Trim: clapboards
Outbuildings / Secondary Structures
Major Alterations:
Acreage: less than one acre; 7,874 sq. ft. approximate frontage 60'
MHC inventory number: ANV.245
Recorded by: Stack/Mofford
Organization: Andover Historical Commission
Date: 1975-77

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