Andover Historic Preservation

12 SCHOOL ST12 school st (click to enlarge)


architectural description


Side windows on entry like #23 Central St.

historical narrative

Built for Jonathan Clement, 1st assistant teacher, Phillips Academy, 1819-1829. He was licensed to keep boys as boarders 1821-1828. Clement deeded house to Trustees, 1829. At rear of house stood row of wooden buildings called English Commons, where P.A. students housed, 1834-36. Teachers seminary here. All removed by 1906. James Eaton, P.A. math instructor lived here. His son, George T. Eaton, also a Phillips instructor, born here. Mrs. Noyes occupied early 1860's and boys who boarded here said she "set a good table". Mr. Paradise kept boys dorm, 1880's. Major William Morland owned 1900. Had a "beanery" and rooming house for students. (Town of Andover: Real Estate Valuation).
George H. French and George L. Follansbee - later occupants - 1945. Present owners Phillips Academy.
Themes - Architectural, Community development and Education.


Andover Historical Society files
Fuess, Claude: An Old New England School, History of Phillips Academy, 1917

inventory data

Table: Inventory Data for 12 SCHOOL ST
Place: Andover Center
Historic District: Academy Hill NRH District
Address: 12 school st
Historic Name: Clement, Jonathan House
Present Use: Phillips Academy housing
Original Use: faculty residence, boys dorm.
Date of Construction: early 19th century
Source: style, njs
Style/Form: Federal
Wall/Trim: clapboards
Outbuildings / Secondary Structures carriage house at rear
Major Alterations: doorway has been altered
MHC inventory number:
Recorded by: Stack/Mofford
Organization: Andover Historical Commission
Date: 1975-77

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