Andover Historic Preservation


59 RIVER RD

architectural description

Architectural significance: The dominant feature of the two-and-a-half story wood-shingle house is the steep gambrel roof, pierced by shed-roof dormers on east and west slopes. It is surrounded on two sides by a broad open veranda. It is accompanied on the lot by a two-bay garage with a pyramidal roof and novelty siding.

historical narrative

Historical significance: This house and garage were probably built about 1915 by Louisa R. Bailey, who purchased the property in 1911 from the Shattuck family. After that time, the house went through a long series of owners, almost none holding the property for longer than a decade. According to neighbors, the house had been recently sold to the town to allow expansion of the adjacent Technical School.

bibliography/references

Essex County Registry of Deeds.

inventory data

Table: Inventory Data for 59 RIVER RD
Place:
Historic District: Not Applicable
Address: 59 river rd
Historic Name:
Present Use: vacant
Original Use: residence
Date of Construction: c. 1915
Source: visual estimate
Style/Form: Colonial Revival
Architect/Builder:
Foundation:
Wall/Trim: clapboard, wood shingles
Roof:
Outbuildings / Secondary Structures garage, poultry shed
Major Alterations: 6 Nov 1987, observed fire damage (BCT)
Condition: fair
Moved:
Demolished:
Acreage: less than one acre
Setting: adjacent to Technical School (modern) and busy highway. Woods in rear.
MHC inventory number:
Recorded by: Peter H. Stott; Org.: BU OPA
Organization:
Date: 25 Oct 1987

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