Andover Historic Preservation

62 PORTER RD62 porter rd (click to enlarge)


historical narrative

Mrs. Killorin may have more information on this. William Hackett original owner.
Themes- Agricultural, Architectural and Community Development.

William Hackett and his brother John bought adjoining lands of old Blunt farmlands. This house built by William, probably earlier than John's of 1849. In 1861, William owned 20 acres and by 1870, 40 acres. He moved to South Main Street (now #331 - Turner Farm) later and sold to Gilbert French, who was taxed for property with house and shed in 1900.
Barn is said to have windows originally from Free Church when it stood on Railroad Street, and previously, were windows of old Methodist Church which was converted into first Free Church and moved from Main Street.
Poore, May 8, 1863: "called on William, son of William and Elizabeth Hackett, who says he bought his land with 21 acres of John Marland few years before he built house 1850, and they have resided in Andover since day after they were married, May 30, 1851" Moreland bought land of Andrew B. Stimpson.

Phyllis Simpson owned 1956
1856 map: W. Hackett
1852 map: W. Hackett
1850 tax list: W. Hackett 21a, dwelling house and barn
1906 atlas: PS Shevlin


Interview with Geneve Killorin
Town of Andover: Real Estate Valuation, 1900
Poore, Dr. Alfred: "Geneological - Historical Visitation of Andover in year 1863" Essex Institute Historical Coll. Vol. 48.

inventory data

Table: Inventory Data for 62 PORTER RD
Place: Andover Center
Historic District: Not Applicable
Address: 62 porter rd
Historic Name: Hackett, William House
Present Use: residence
Original Use: farmhouse & residence
Date of Construction: c.1849
Source: Alfred Poore/njs style
Style/Form: Greek Revival
Architect/Builder: Jacob Chickering?
Wall/Trim: clapboards
Outbuildings / Secondary Structures barn, garage
Major Alterations: porch and dormers added; 1993 added 2-car garage, loft, swimming pool, shed, child's jungle gym
Acreage: 1.69 acres; 73,478 sq. ft., 220' frontage
MHC inventory number:
Recorded by: Stack/Mofford
Organization: Andover Historical Commission
Date: 1975-77

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