Andover Historic Preservation


55-57 ELM ST55-57 elm st (click to enlarge)

55-57 ELM ST

historical narrative

Themes: Architectural and Community Development
Three buildings of nearly identical original design; very minor variations in brackets, porch balustrades, relationship of bay windows to doorways. Characterized by uniform setback (10ft.), spacing (approx. 20 ft), form (duplex), detailing (pedimented gables, bracketed eaves, columned and balustraded front porch, bay windows)
No. 51-53 is best preserved, shows original decorative shingling, play of textures, shapes and forms. 55-57 has aluminum siding; 59-61 wood shingles.
Small but very striking group

inventory data

Table: Inventory Data for 55-57 ELM ST
Place: Andover Center
Historic District: Not Applicable
Address: 55-57 elm st
Historic Name:
Present Use: residential
Original Use:
Date of Construction: 1880-1900
Source: styles
Style/Form: Queen Anne
Architect/Builder:
Foundation:
Wall/Trim:
Roof:
Outbuildings / Secondary Structures
Major Alterations:
Condition:
Moved:
Demolished:
Acreage: less than one acre
Setting:
MHC inventory number: ANV.773
Recorded by: W. Frontiero
Organization: Andover Historical Commission
Date: 2/27/80

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