41 School Street

Architectural Description: 

Picturesque Italianate

Historical Narrative: 

Themes - Architectural, Community development.

41 School Street - Clement – Hayward House

The 1852 & 1855 maps of Andover list M. Clement at this house. Moses Clement was an Andover carpenter, merchant and business man. It appears that Clement may have built the house. Moses sells the property to Samuel Lawrence of Boston on April 1, 1854 with buildings. Samuel Lawrence was a merchant in Boston with partners: Oliver Perry of Andover, William U. Stone and Henry F. Jenkins of New York in the firm of "Lawrence, Stone & Company" of Boston. In 1858 the business was declared insolvent, and the courts appointed Charles D. Head of Brookline a broker and John Lowell, an attorney, to settle the debts against the company. The property was ultimately sold to Joel Phelps, a cordwainer. Phelps also had to pay off the outstanding mortgage, $778.37, held by Issac Wilson of North Andover. Joel Phelps, wife Lucinda, took ownership on Dec. 10, 1858.

Phelps owned for nine years then sold to E. Kendall Jenkins on April 10, 1867 for $1750. Jenkins held for two years, sub-divided the lot, and built his home on the lot next door at 39 School St. Jenkins then sold this property to Henry E. Hayward on Apr. 14, 1869.

July 30, 1869 Andover Advertiser pg. 2 col. 7 - Henry E. Hayward bought the Joel Phelps house on School St. and moved it back on the lot to create an ell and will construct a two story residence which will be one of the finest on the street.

The ell to the rear is the original Phelps House and the Hayward House now fronts School St. Two houses in one.

Henry E. Hayward was born in 1815 and married Polly S. Curtis b. 1810. Andover vital records list five Hayward children; Helen Elizabeth b. Jan. 29, 1838 d. 19y 4m., Harriett Eliza b. Feb. 3, 1839 d. Dec. 29, 1917 age 78, Henry Albert b. Jan 6, 1841, George E. b. Feb. 13, 1842, d. July 24, 1865 age 23y 5m, (wounded in the battle of Spotsylvania, VA,) and Charles Warren b. Sept. 18, 1843. Henry E. Hayward died on December 27, 1875 and Polly continued to reside at the home. Polly died on May 1, 1896 and the estate was sold at public auction on August 29, 1896. The property was purchased by Nancy Jenkins, wife of E. Kendall Jenkins, owners and abutters to the Haywards at 39 School Street.

The Jenkins family owned for 25 years before selling to Lillian Sleicher Chapin on May 31, 1921.

Bibliography/References: 

Essex County Registry Deeds, Salem, MA
Essex Northern Registry Deeds, Lawrence, MA

Owners.
Moses Clement -1850s
Samuel Lawrence - Apr. 1, 1854 - b. 494 leaf 246
Samuel Lawrence - July 7, 1854 - b. 500 leaf 79 -
Joel Phelps - Dec. 10, 1858 - b. 580 leaf 141 & 140
E. Kendall Jenkins, wife Mary - Apr. 10, 1867 - b. 721 leaf 105
Henry E. Hayward - Apr. 14, 1869 - b. 780 leaf 125 - Salem
Henry E. Hayward, wife Polly S. Hayward - Dec. 27, 1875 - b. 780 lf. 125 Salem
William S. Jenkins, extr. - June 8, 1896
Nancy & E. Kendall Jenkins - Sept. 1, 1896 - b. 150 p. 318 parcel 1
Lillian Sleicher Chapin - May 31, 1921 - b. 439 p. 146 parcel 1
Katherine M. Millea - May 18, 1928 - b. 540 p. 302 transfer
Gerard & Lillian S. Chapin - May 18, 1928 - b. 540 p. 302
Jesse & Amelia P. Bottomley - June 18, 1938 - b. 616 p. 255
Amelia P. Bottomley - May 13, 1968 - heir
George B. & Beverly B. James - March 20, 1969 - b. 1127 p. 321
Pickwell Builders Inc. - Apr. 26, 1984 - b. 1804 ?p. 292 ?
Raymond H. & Mary K. Mann - March 6, 1985 - b. 1936 p. 302
Roger & Patricia Linnemann - July 1, 1992 - b. 3495 p. 277

Inventory Data:

StreetSchool St
PlaceAndover Center
Historic DistrictNot Applicable
Historic NameClement – Hayward House
Present Useresidence
Original Useresidence
Construction Date1869
SourceERDS, ENRDL
Architectural StyleOther
Architect/BuilderMoses Clement
Foundationstone & granite
Wall/Trimclapboards/wood
Roofasphalt - gable
Outbuildings / Secondary StructuresGarage/barn
Major Alterations1869 Phelps House moved to rear
Conditionexcellent
Acreageless than one acre, 28,810 sq. ft. 187' frontage.
Settingresidential
Map and parcel55-117
MHC NumberANV.523
Recorded byStack/Mofford, James Batchelder
OrganizationAndover Preservation Commission
Date entered1975-77, 4/2014, 12/23/2015

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