Andover Historic Preservation

14 HIGH VALE LN14 high vale ln (click to enlarge)


architectural description

3 chimneys; long front window; enclosed porch added at side rear; excellent sawn barge boards

Themes: architectural; community development

historical narrative

Owners: Russell, Mav & Meredith (1965); as of 1991, Susan Foster & Mark Engelberg

It is thought that Captain Job Abbott built this house for his daughter at the time of her marriage.

1884 atlas: Erving, reportedly Joanna Abbott's second husband
1890: Felix and Bancroft Haynes.* Bancroft was the artist of the "Ballardvale" painting
1900: Grace Haynes, daughter of Felix marries Joseph Stott and lives theere untill the 1960s

*Bancroft Haynes (1850 - 1929) kept a grocery store in Ballardvale. He painted as a hobby and had no formal training


Andover and North Andover Historical Society files
Chickering, Jacob; Miscellaneous Records, Accounts: North Andover Historical Society
May, 1991 Andover Preservation award

inventory data

Table: Inventory Data for 14 HIGH VALE LN
Place: Ballardvale
Historic District: Ballardvale National Register District
Address: 14 high vale ln
Historic Name:
Present Use: residence
Original Use:
Date of Construction: 1848
Source: "on house"
Style/Form: Gothic Revival
Architect/Builder: Jacob Chickering, builder
Foundation: granite
Wall/Trim: clapboards
Outbuildings / Secondary Structures small shed attached
Major Alterations: porch added
Acreage: 1.98 acres. 30,045 square feet; approx. frontage 118'
MHC inventory number:
Recorded by: Stack/Mofford
Organization: Andover Historical Commission
Date: 1975-77

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