Andover Historic Preservation

41-43 ELM ST41-43 elm st (click to enlarge)

41-43 ELM ST

architectural description

Greek Revival/Italienate
duplex design; ponderous corner pilasters and entablature; pedimented gable ends; symmetrical side wings with simple porches; fašade has pedimented entry porch; center cross gable

historical narrative

Themes - Architectural, Community development
Unusually sever, heavy design is very impressive, although elaboration of details does not fulfill potential suggested by pilasters and entablature and the broad proportions of the mass.
"George W. Harndon of Lynn, has commenced work on the foundation for his tenement block on the corner of Elm and New Street. The Roberts house in the Holt district, owned by Mr. Hamden is to be cut in two for removal and placed on this site. Mover George Wilson of Methuen. Moses V. Gleason is contractor for putting in the cellar, and William Oliver of Lynn, does the woodwork. The house when completed is intended for four families" Oct. 16, 1885 - pag. 2, col. 9

inventory data

Table: Inventory Data for 41-43 ELM ST
Place: Andover Center
Historic District: Not Applicable
Address: 41-43 elm st
Historic Name:
Present Use: residential
Original Use:
Date of Construction: 1855-80
Source: style
Style/Form: Greek Revival
Wall/Trim: clapboard
Outbuildings / Secondary Structures
Major Alterations:
Acreage: less than one acre; Map 39, Parcel 15, approximate frontage 110 feet, approximate distance from street 20 feet
MHC inventory number: ANV.616
Recorded by: W. Frontiero
Organization: Andover Historical Commission
Date: 2/28/80

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