Andover Historic Preservation


101 HOLT RD101 holt rd (click to enlarge)

101 HOLT RD

architectural description

2 1/2 stories; gable roof w/truncated ends; asym. Chimney & doorway (latter w/vestibule & columned portico); fašade has 4 windows across 1st floor, 3 across 2nd floor; enclosed, 2-story porch on north side

Additions include side and front porches, dormers

Landscape: fenced in riding pasture/grazing pasture. Trees include a 200 year-old copper beech, 24 semi- dwarf fruit trees, large elm and magnolia, blackberry and raspberry bushes

Significant architectural features:
Interior - 1st period staircase; gunstock beams; chamfered, rough-hewn beams; paneling
Exterior - The east facing fašade has 2 1/2 stories. The clapboard front is divided into 6 bays. The addition of side porches and dormers give this once symmetrical plan an asymmetrical plan. Starting from the east side with a one-story summer porch, to the main block consisting of a central door with columned portico, flanked by single sash windows. The west side porch is two stories.

historical narrative

Present owner (1980): Robert Pomeroy
Original owner: Holt family for nearly 200 years

Themes: Architectural; Community development

inventory data

Table: Inventory Data for 101 HOLT RD
Place:
Historic District: Not Applicable
Address: 101 holt rd
Historic Name: Holt House
Present Use: residential
Original Use: residential
Date of Construction: ca. 1700/circa1740
Source: style
Style/Form: First Period
Architect/Builder:
Foundation:
Wall/Trim: clapboard
Roof: gable
Outbuildings / Secondary Structures 2-car garage w/box stall, work room & attic
Major Alterations: roof, dormer, doorway, porch: early 20th c.
Condition:
Moved: 1920s originally closer to the road and faced south
Demolished:
Acreage: 1.49 acres; approx. frontage, 120 ft.; approx. distance of bldg. from street, 100 ft.
Setting:
MHC inventory number: ANV.657
Recorded by: W. Frontiero
Organization: Andover Historical Commission
Date: August 7, 1980

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