Andover Historic Preservation

22 HIDDEN RD22 hidden rd (click to enlarge)


architectural description

Style: Shingle styly - Colonial Revival
Other features: fine detail, exceptional central "Palladium" window; stone foundation; multiple pitched roof

historical narrative

Present owner: Richmond

Original owner: H. Bradford Lewis

Themes: Architectural, Community development

Historical significance: Built by H. B. Lewis, a Wool scourer and developer of Lanolin products for Lawrence Mills, for his private residence. He also stayed at Chandler Hidden House, presumably while waiting for his house to be completed.
Pretentious "high Victorian" residence. Believed to have been constructed by Jenkins, formerly of Abbot & Jenkins (partnership dissolved 1889 by death of Abbott) who built house on 36 Central (1892) which has many similar features, particularly on interior: quartered oak panelling, strong construction using stone foundation as precaution against fire danger.


** (Abbot died 1889)

Geneva Millorin, interview, owner of 36 Central).

inventory data

Table: Inventory Data for 22 HIDDEN RD
Place: Andover Center
Historic District: Not Applicable
Address: 22 hidden rd
Historic Name: Lincolnshire, The
Present Use: Residences - apartments
Original Use: private residence
Date of Construction: 1898
Source: date-sign, front of house
Style/Form: Other
Architect/Builder: Richardsonian-style; builder - prob. Jenkins (form; Abbot & Jenkins**)
Foundation: stone
Wall/Trim: shingles
Outbuildings / Secondary Structures carriage house
Major Alterations: altered into apartments ?
Moved: no
Acreage: 1.98 acres
MHC inventory number:
Recorded by: Stack/Mofford
Organization: Andover Historical Commission
Date: 1975 - 1977

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