Andover Historic Preservation


167 HIGHLAND RD

architectural description

High posted
Federal Greek

historical narrative

Original Owner: Issac Blunt

Probably built by Issac Blunt after he gave up Blunt Tavern on Salem Street. Lois Blunt died here 1849. Blunt also owned training grounds which they transferred to Phillips Academy (where Fuller Memorial Bell Tower now stands).

1856 Map: shows R. Coburn, S.P. Blunt and H. Jaquith located here
1872 Map: H. F. Jacquith
Mrs. Bessie Sellers bought from Major Blunt, about 1890 and sisters (?) Grace Myatt and Ruth Hooper lived here until about 1965. Her relative, Ruth Sellers was resident, 1943-45

A structure indicated on property as early as 1755 according to deeds; Mrs. Mabel Josselyn Sellers purchased the property in 1896. Her daughters, Grace Myatt and Ruth Hooper, have lived here since 1965. --corrections by James Sellers, 1981

Themes: architectural; community development

bibliography/references

Andover Historical Society files
Map of Andover, 1856, 1872
Directory of Andover, 1899: William Sellers, owner

inventory data

Table: Inventory Data for 167 HIGHLAND RD
Place: Andover Center
Historic District: Not Applicable
Address: 167 highland rd
Historic Name: Blunt, Isaac House/Sellers House
Present Use: residence
Original Use: residence
Date of Construction: c.1830s
Source: style-njs
Style/Form: Federal
Architect/Builder:
Foundation:
Wall/Trim: clapboards
Roof:
Outbuildings / Secondary Structures barn at rear
Major Alterations:
Condition:
Moved:
Demolished: yes, Fall of 2003
Acreage: less than one acre
Setting:
MHC inventory number: ANV.269
Recorded by: Stack/Mofford
Organization: Andover Historical Commission
Date: 1975-77

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