Andover Historic Preservation

15 SCHOOL ST15 school st (click to enlarge)


architectural description


Appears to now be ell-shaped plan, 4 fireplaces.

historical narrative

Built for Anne Blunt, widow of Henry Holt, by David Hidden. She boarded PA boys. Miss Mann had a private school for little girls here. Owned by Frederick Ray, whose two daughters attended Abbot Academy. F. Abbot Goodhue owned; Dr. Kaufman of PA faculty.
Later bought and remodelled by Dr. Walker's widow who died 1941. 1941-43 William R. Barrett rented. 1944-46 rented to Jane and Miram Carpenter. Later owners Thomas Walker and Helen Parsons. Sold to Phillips Academy 1946. In 1991 faculty Robin Crawford and wife Kathryn lived here. 1990 dining room east corner rebuilt; 1900 catalog pages found in wall.
Themes - Architectural, Community Development and Education.


Andover Historical Society files
Andover Theological Seminar Catalog, 1778-1830. (1827: at widow Anne Holt's)

inventory data

Table: Inventory Data for 15 SCHOOL ST
Place: Andover Center
Historic District: Academy Hill NRH District
Address: 15 school st
Historic Name: Goodhue House - Phillips Academy
Present Use: faculty residence
Original Use: residence
Date of Construction: early 19th century, 1825
Source: style, njs, Hidden Book
Style/Form: Federal
Architect/Builder: David Hidden
Wall/Trim: clapboards
Roof: hipped
Outbuildings / Secondary Structures modern garage
Major Alterations: remodelled ca. 1940
Acreage: less than one acre; 16,600 sq. ft., 180' frontage.
MHC inventory number:
Recorded by: Stack/Mofford
Organization: Andover Historical Commission
Date: 1975-77

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