Andover Historic Preservation


7 ABBOT ST7 abbot st (click to enlarge)

7 ABBOT ST

architectural description

NRDIS NRMRA
Greek Revival; house may have started out as a Late Greek Revival; side hall form

historical narrative

Owner 7/79: Larry & Nancy Jones
Original owner George Ripley
Themes: Architectural, Community Development, Education

George Ripley was treasurer of Abbot Academy, 1900-1901 and president of a Boston Bank.

1852 map - no house, street not laid out
1856 map - house and street (M. Clement)

bibliography/references

Andover Historical Society files (Charlotte Helen Abbott)
Carpenter, Jane; Abbot and Miss Bailey and Abbot in the Early Days, Boston: Thos. Todd Co., 1959, p. 170, 172, 175

inventory data

Table: Inventory Data for 7 ABBOT ST
Place: Andover Center
Historic District: Academy Hill NRH District
Address: 7 abbot st
Historic Name: Ripley, George House - Phillips Academy
Present Use: residence
Original Use: residence
Date of Construction: 1852-1856
Source: 1856 map
Style/Form: Greek Revival
Architect/Builder:
Foundation:
Wall/Trim: clapboards
Roof:
Outbuildings / Secondary Structures modern garage
Major Alterations: shed (1974)
Condition:
Moved:
Demolished:
Acreage: less than one acre; 23,800 sq. ft.; approx. frontage 132"
Setting:
MHC inventory number: ANV.1
Recorded by: Stack/Mofford
Organization: Andover Historical Commission
Date: 1975-77/BT

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