Andover Historic Preservation

35 SCHOOL ST35 school st (click to enlarge)


architectural description

NRDIS NRMRA, bracketed window heads, hip roof

historical narrative

1977 - Present owner Phillips Academy. Original owner Horace Wilson. Themes - Architectural, Community Development and Education. Built by Horace Wilson, carpenter, who lived at #33 School Street. His carpenter shop and barn were at this site. Charles L. Carter, Mrs. Mary T. Wildes and Gay families lived here 1890's and early 1900's. Florence Gay was murdered by her nurse, Mrs. Lundgren who lived on Bartlett Street (or at 18-20 Elm St. ). Alice Jenkins and Mrs. Philip Ripley, testified against the nurse at the trial. Abbot Academy owned 1916, used for rental property by Abbot Academy. Occupied by Steven and Stephanie Perris (she's a teacher at Abbot and Philli;s Academy until June 1977).


Andover Historical Society files. (data from Alice C. Jenkins)

inventory data

Table: Inventory Data for 35 SCHOOL ST
Place: Andover Center
Historic District: Not Applicable
Address: 35 school st
Historic Name: Wilson - Carter House - Phillips Academy
Present Use: faculty residence, 2 apts.
Original Use: residence, carpenter shop
Date of Construction: 1888
Source: Andover Townsman, July 27, 1888, style, njs
Style/Form: Other
Architect/Builder: builder - Horace Wilson
Wall/Trim: clapboards
Outbuildings / Secondary Structures
Major Alterations: barn and carpenter shop removed
Acreage: less than one acre, 16,320 sq. ft. , School Street frontage - 110', Locke - 187'.
MHC inventory number: ANV.522
Recorded by: Stack/Mofford
Organization: Andover Historical Commission
Date: 1975-77

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