Andover Historic Preservation

109-R HOLT RD109-r holt rd (click to enlarge)


historical narrative

1991 owner: Dudley and Elizabeth Milliken

1830 map - J. Harnedon
1888 map - Holt
1906 map - M. Dear
1904 directory - Alex Dear, farmer, 15 Holt District
1951 directory - Onthank, Elmer and Ruth, furniture contractor and housewife
1960 directory - Onthank, Elmer and Ruth and Robert, age 21, student

Alexander Dear bought and lived here, farming on 25 acres, until his death in 1912. He was born in Scotland in 1844, emigrated to America in 1871 and for 20 years was a flax-dresser at the Smith and Dove Manufacturing Company in Andover. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Onthank bought and restored. In 1950s they had the chimney and fireplace redone with old bricks by Homer Brousseau. Mrs. Onthink was an artist and did original stencil work on the interior walls.

inventory data

Table: Inventory Data for 109-R HOLT RD
Historic District: Not Applicable
Address: 109-r holt rd
Historic Name:
Present Use: residential
Original Use:
Date of Construction: c. 1770
Source: AHS files
Style/Form: Georgian
Outbuildings / Secondary Structures attached barn/garage
Major Alterations:
Acreage: 1.12 acres
Setting: residential
MHC inventory number:
Recorded by: Barbara Thibault
Organization: Andover Historical Society
Date: November 1991

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