Andover Historic Preservation


261 SALEM ST261 salem st (click to enlarge)

261 SALEM ST

architectural description

NRIND NRMRA
Style: Greek Revival - Federal

Other features: side door has an "eared" moulding above transom lights; brick floor basement; pipeless furnace and auto burners for heating.

historical narrative

Present owner: Leon Gronquist (1977 - 1978)

Previous owner: Marion A. Dimlich et al (1961)

Original owner: J. Gray ?

Themes: Architectural, Community development

Historical significance: This may be a later house i.e. 1840's. Gray cited on Dorman map.

Across street from site of an earlier schoolhouse.

Minna A. Dimlich estate to present owner, 1961.

bibliography/references

Dorman, Moses; Map of Andover, 1830

see also: Barn Survey

see 1980 National Register Nomination for updated information

inventory data

Table: Inventory Data for 261 SALEM ST
Place:
Historic District: Not Applicable
Address: 261 salem st
Historic Name: Harnden, Jesse House and Farm
Present Use: residence
Original Use:
Date of Construction: 1830
Source: style - njs
Style/Form: Other
Architect/Builder:
Foundation:
Wall/Trim: clapboards
Roof:
Outbuildings / Secondary Structures large barn at rear
Major Alterations: shed razed (1961)
Condition:
Moved:
Demolished:
Acreage: 1.59 acres; lot size: 22.04 acres??; approx. frontage: 300'
Setting:
MHC inventory number: ANV.507
Recorded by: Stack/Mofford
Organization: Andover Historical Commission
Date: 1975 - 1977

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