Andover Historic Preservation


125 RIVER RD

architectural description

Style: Georgian

Other features:
site - building endangerd by industrialization;
1-1/2 stories with gable roof, quarrelled windows (W/F 1980)

historical narrative

Present owner: Catherine Shattuck - estate of J. A. Dolten, Trustees (August 1977)

Original owner: "Paddy Burke"

Themes: Architectural, Commerce, Community development

Historical significance:
"Country Store" run by Edward Shattuck . . . a recreation of a general store of earlier generations, was formerly the two hundred year old house of one "Paddy Burke", which they had moved onto their ancestral lands in 1941, from its location on west side of Shawsheen Road, between the Shawsheen River and Cuba Street.

bibliography/references

Andover Historical Society files
Fitts, Deborah; "A Way of Life Will Go Under When the Industries Move In", Lawrence Eagle Tribune, Jan. 3, 1974 p. 6-7
Goldsmith, Bessie; "Historical Houses of Andover", compiled for Tercentenary, 1946.

inventory data

Table: Inventory Data for 125 RIVER RD
Place:
Historic District: Not Applicable
Address: 125 river rd
Historic Name: Shattuck, Edward Farm Country Store
Present Use: abandoned (future fate uncertain)
Original Use: residence
Date of Construction: 1760
Source: Andover Historical Society files
Style/Form: Other
Architect/Builder:
Foundation:
Wall/Trim: clapboards
Roof:
Outbuildings / Secondary Structures site & building
Major Alterations: restored for country store (after 1941)
Condition:
Moved: 1941
Demolished: yes, 1980's
Acreage: 1.3 acres
Setting:
MHC inventory number:
Recorded by: N. J. Stack/Mofford
Organization: Andover Historical Commission
Date: 1975 - 1977

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