Andover Historic Preservation

12 HAVERHILL ST12 haverhill st (click to enlarge)


architectural description


historical narrative

Present owner: New England's Milk Producer's Association (1977)

Original owner: American Woolen Company

Part of American Woolen Company, Shawsheen Village

Subsequent use: Yankee Milk

Themes: Agricultural, Architectural, Community development, Industry, Social/humanitarian

This creamery provided milk for the mill restaurant in Lawrence, as well as for the village itself. Two Ayrshire Dairies, also managed by American Woolen, supplied the milk. American Woolen Co. owned a farm on Lowell Street about 1 1/2 miles from the Shawsheen Village center.
E. C. Williams was manager in 1922-1923.
Summer of 1977, Yankee Milk announced it plans to move company to North Andover, so future of building is uncertain, at present.


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inventory data

Table: Inventory Data for 12 HAVERHILL ST
Place: Shawsheen Village
Historic District: Shawsheen Village NRH District
Address: 12 haverhill st
Historic Name: Shawsheen Creamery - American Woolen Company
Present Use: Yankee Mill
Original Use: Shawsheen Creamery
Date of Construction: 1922
Style/Form: Georgian Revival
Architect/Builder: Clifford Albright ?
Wall/Trim: Brick on masonry
Roof: Flat, tar/gravel
Outbuildings / Secondary Structures
Major Alterations: modernized (1950's - 1960's)
Moved: no
Acreage: less than one acre
MHC inventory number:
Recorded by: Stack/Mofford
Organization: Andover Historical Commission
Date: 1975-1977

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