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269 HIGHLAND RD269 highland rd (click to enlarge)

269 HIGHLAND RD

architectural description

NRIND NRMRA
Academy Hill NR District
Exceptional trim; large form; appears to be all original; commanding site

historical narrative

Owners:
James Downing et al, 11-21-1951
Archie N. Frest & Eliz. D. Sargebt, 11-20-1952
1700 Estate Trust, Lincoln Giles, trustee, 11-5-1968
George & Ann Marie Ferance, 7-30-1976
William & Helen Walt

Themes: architectural, community development

Built as a county home for Boston businessman, Benjamin Rogers. It became the Downing dairy and orchard from 1870 - 1968.

1995 Preservation award, certificate of appreciation
Building marker 1994
1980 National Register nomination

bibliography/references

See 1980 National Register nomination for more information

inventory data

Table: Inventory Data for 269 HIGHLAND RD
Place:
Historic District: Individual National Register Listing
Address: 269 highland rd
Historic Name: Rogers, Benjamin - Downing, John J. House
Present Use: residence
Original Use:
Date of Construction: c.1840s
Source: style-njs
Style/Form: Gothic Revival
Architect/Builder:
Foundation:
Wall/Trim: clapboards
Roof:
Outbuildings / Secondary Structures
Major Alterations: lot split-out building transfer to lot 30a, 1969
Condition:
Moved:
Demolished: yes
Acreage: 1.32 acres; 48,290 square feet approx. frontage 180 feet
Setting:
MHC inventory number: ANV.270
Recorded by: Stack/Mofford
Organization: Andover Historical Commission
Date: 1975-77

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