Andover Historic Preservation

43 ABBOT ST43 abbot st (click to enlarge)


architectural description

Queen Anne/Shingle/Colonial Revival

Brick cols.; wood rafters; 3 fireplaces

historical narrative

Present owner: Anne B. Gass (12-23-64); Wendy & Michael Cole (1994)

Themes: architectural, community development

According to Andover Townsman, this section of Abbot Street appears to have been developed around summer 1890. "This promises to be one of the most attractive parts of Andover" - "several new houses to be erected here this summer."

House built for Mrs. Roberts by Charles Berry Mason and daughter Miss Kate Roberts. (MS/S/433, pg. 36); in daughter Kate's obituary, this house is called "Little Red House" (Dec. 22, 1904)

Directory information at 43 Abbot:
1897 - Kate Roberts
1901-2 - Roberts
1908 - no Roberts
1926 - 43 - J.L. Toohey (James & Katherine) auto dlr.
1945 - vacant (Tooheys at 111 Main St.)
1947 - Pratt, T. Dennie & (El.z) phys - 21 Main St.
1955 - 60 - McEvoy, John R. & Eileen (dentist


Andover Townsman, May 9, 1890, p.1
Andover Preservation Award, Certificate for Exterior Preservation, May 1, 1994

inventory data

Table: Inventory Data for 43 ABBOT ST
Place: Andover Center
Historic District: Not Applicable
Address: 43 abbot st
Historic Name: Roberts House
Present Use: residence
Original Use:
Date of Construction: 1890's
Source: And.. Townsman; style - njs
Style/Form: Queen Anne
Architect/Builder: Charles Berry Mason
Foundation: brick or stone/cobblestone
Wall/Trim: clapboards
Roof: gambrel
Outbuildings / Secondary Structures
Major Alterations:
Demolished: yes
Acreage: less than one acre; 38,500 sq. ft.; approx. frontage 110' - 40' - 122'
MHC inventory number: ANV.7
Recorded by: Stack/Mofford
Organization: Andover Historical Commission
Date: 1975-77/1994

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