Andover Historic Preservation

1 HIGHLAND RD1 highland rd (click to enlarge)


architectural description


Front entry porch seems to be replaced; pediment with fan; Doric columned entry; French windows double hung.

Considered one of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture in Andover. Angled moldings with Laurel wreaths as décor in two living rooms; marble fireplaces; exceptional, unique woodwork, especially in dining room.

historical narrative

Present owner: Phillip K. Allen, Elizabeth Warner (4/11/1936) (Allens bought from Temples, 1936)
Original owner: Flora Temple

Themes: architectural, community development, education

Subsequent uses: Nursery school and kindergarten "in early days"

House was standing in 1830.


1830 Map of Andover, Moses Dorman
See also: Barn Survey
See also: Alfred Poor's 1863 house-to-house visit in Essex Institute Collection
Call re Wm. Wardwell building a house in 1846, p. 288, vol. ?

inventory data

Table: Inventory Data for 1 HIGHLAND RD
Place: Andover Center
Historic District: Academy Hill NRH District
Address: 1 highland rd
Historic Name: Allen House
Present Use: residence
Original Use: residence
Date of Construction: pre - 1830
Source: style-njs
Style/Form: Greek Revival
Foundation: brick/stone
Wall/Trim: flush boarding
Outbuildings / Secondary Structures barns at rear
Major Alterations:
Acreage: 3 acres; approx. frontage 280'
MHC inventory number: ANV.262
Recorded by: Stack/Mofford
Organization: Andover Historical Commission
Date: 1975-77

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