Andover Historic Preservation


53 SALEM ST53 salem st (click to enlarge)

53 SALEM ST

architectural description

Style: Federal

Other features: mid - 19th century porch; 7 fireplaces; pilasters; Bull's Eye glass

historical narrative

Present owner: E. Wells & Mary McLean (11 Aug 1961)
(Lynn & Bruce Hook)

Original owner: Prentice

Themes: Architectural, Community development

Historical significance: similar to #49 Salem Street.
2 stories with partial attic in rear section.
Half-way upstairs is an in-between story over very low ceiling - "borning room", 1991; it is a bathroom according to current owner.

Owners:
1. Robert & Beatrice Orchard (1959)
2. E. Wells McLean (1965)

1852 + 1856 maps

1872
1884 F. Barnard
1888 E. J. C. Towne
1906 Ben Brown
1910 - 1920 F. Paige, house and barn
1926 Frank Paige - Gertrude, wool buyer

bibliography/references

Old deeds c/o present owner

Andover Historical Society files.

See also Barn Survey

1995 Preservation Award: Certificate of Appreciation

inventory data

Table: Inventory Data for 53 SALEM ST
Place: Andover Center
Historic District: Not Applicable
Address: 53 salem st
Historic Name:
Present Use: residence
Original Use: residence
Date of Construction: 1795
Source: assessors' records/style
Style/Form: Other
Architect/Builder:
Foundation: stone
Wall/Trim: clapboards
Roof:
Outbuildings / Secondary Structures barn at rear
Major Alterations:
Condition:
Moved:
Demolished:
Acreage: 1.27 acres; lot size: 55,200 sq. ft.; approx. frontage: 205'
Setting:
MHC inventory number:
Recorded by: Stack/Mofford
Organization: Andover Historical Commission
Date: 1975 - 1977

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