Andover Historic Preservation


31 LOWELL ST31 lowell st (click to enlarge)

31 LOWELL ST

architectural description

NRIND NRMRA Building marker 1993.

historical narrative

Themes: Architectual, community development.

Front part of this house built by Jeduthan Abbott 1819, after he purchased the property from Alacy (or Elace?) Faulkner, whose family operated a grist mill at Frye Village.

To settle his estate, Faulkner had removed the front portion of the house, leaving the present ell, which with its huge fireplace, brick oven and summer beam, was part of one of the earliest houses built at Frye Village, (about 1700).

Joseph W. Smith, son of John Smith, a manager-founder of Smith and Dove Manufacturing Company was born in this house-1831.

Winslow Battles occupied in 1844 and house remained in possession of Battles family for nearly a century.

Later owners:

William A. Trow -1946
Elden F. & Ruth L. Stark
Harold S. & Elizabeth Buckley - 1952
Barbara Creamer - 1971
Elizabeth Buckley -1973
present owner, Frost, Norman & Lselie -1973

bibliography/references

Andover Historical Society files
Goldsmith, Bessie; Historical Houses of Andover, 1946
Dorman, Moses; Map of Andover, 1830

1994 - Awarded Certificate of Appreciation at Annual Preservation Awards.

inventory data

Table: Inventory Data for 31 LOWELL ST
Place: Shawsheen Village
Historic District: Shawsheen Village NRH District
Address: 31 lowell st
Historic Name: Abbot, Juduthan Jr. - Battles, Winslow House
Present Use: residence
Original Use: residence
Date of Construction: 1809
Source: Bessie Goldsmith style-njs
Style/Form: Other
Architect/Builder:
Foundation:
Wall/Trim: clapboards
Roof: hip
Outbuildings / Secondary Structures garage in rear
Major Alterations: porch is later. Front added 1819
Condition:
Moved:
Demolished:
Acreage: 1.37 acres approximate frontage 183'.
Setting:
MHC inventory number: ANV.293
Recorded by: Stack/Mofford
Organization: Andover Historical Commission
Date: 1975-77 02/21/2006

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