Andover Historic Preservation

12 HIGH VALE LN12 high vale ln (click to enlarge)


architectural description

Good site; fence; unique detailing; walls have brick base with clapboard covering; brick/stone foundation; 4 fireplaces
Unusual architectural features: wood wall cover, scored as if stone; corner quoins; front entrance w/sidelights; hip roof; 2 interior chimneys; 2 wings of plain clapboard; 2 porches, probably later additions; "gingerbread" fašade; windows to floor on first story

historical narrative

Present owner: Susan S. Wonson 1/16/46; as of 1991, Bernadette & James Lyons

In 1990 street name changed from High Street to High Vale Lane

1852 map: Mr. Kittridge
1872 atlas: H.M.Haywood who owned a coal and ice company
1884 atlas: H.M. Haywood
1910 directory: Addison Wonson


Note: see map form A, building #13
Andover & North Andover Historical Society files
May, 1991 Andover preservation award

inventory data

Table: Inventory Data for 12 HIGH VALE LN
Place: Ballardvale
Historic District: Not Applicable
Address: 12 high vale ln
Historic Name: Kittredge-Haywood-Wonson House
Present Use: residence
Original Use:
Date of Construction: 1847
Source: assessor's records
Style/Form: Italianate
Foundation: brick/stone
Wall/Trim: grooved boarding
Roof: Hip
Outbuildings / Secondary Structures small clapboarded barn
Major Alterations:
Acreage: 1.98 acres; approximate frontage 105 '
MHC inventory number:
Recorded by: Mrs. D. B. Woodworth & Stack/Mofford
Organization: Andover Historical Commission
Date: 1975-77

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