Andover Historic Preservation

166-168 NORTH MAIN ST166-168 north main st (click to enlarge)


architectural description

NRIND NRMRA, a Federal Greek doorway inserted in carriage house, Ionic columns on porch.

historical narrative

present owner - Jorge Denapoli and S. Joseph Hoffman 12-31-73
Original owner - Nathan Frye
Themes - Architectural, Community development
Nathan Frye was a manager and President of Marland Mills after death of Abraham Marland.
C. Lincoln Giles, contractor and architectural designer bought and renovated, remodelling into apartments, offices and commercial property. In the same way he utilized the early residences at 89 and 93 Main St. to create Olde Andover Village, he updated Nathan Frye's mansion and outbuildings into a functional, modern building.
Late owners: Eleanor Harrigan, Cher Reality Trust 1964


Andover - Map 1882 (Bird's Eye View)
Atlas of Essex Company - 1872 (Andover Village)

inventory data

Table: Inventory Data for 166-168 NORTH MAIN ST
Place: Andover Center
Historic District: Individual National Register Listing
Address: 166-168 north main st
Historic Name: Frye, Nathan House
Present Use: commercial offices/1 apartment
Original Use: residence of mill president
Date of Construction: 1852
Source: date he sold former residence
Style/Form: Italianate
Architect/Builder: C. Lincoln Giles renovated
Wall/Trim: clapboards
Outbuildings / Secondary Structures Carriage House
Major Alterations: extensively in about 1968
Acreage: less than one acre; 23,600 sq. ft. approximate frontage 115'
MHC inventory number: ANV.394
Recorded by: Stack/Mofford
Organization: Andover Historical Commission
Date: 1975-77

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