1 Union Street
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Architectural Description: 

Architectural significance: Nice example of Shingle Stye home when built - however modern addition on south side detracts;
chimneys are interesting.

Historical Narrative: 

Historical significance:

Nov. 12, 1897 AT – Thomas E. Allen, of the Monroe Paper Co., has bought a tract of land on Union Street, Frye Village and will build on it for his own occupancy. The tract comprises about two and a half acres and extends to the Shawsheen River. It adjoins the property of Walter S. Donald on the north and Donald’s ink factory on the south.

Mar. 25, 1898 p1 AT Work has commenced on the new house of Thomas Allen of Lawrence near the junction of North Main and Union Streets.

"House belonged to Steinert in 1930's - He was a builder" by Diane Krafton, 9 Union Street (4 Aug 2004)

1906 - Lawrence Atlas Plate 25 shows property to be owned by T. E. Allen
1954 - owned by Arthur Stienart??
1960 - Cyr Oil company
1975 - The Village Apartments
The home was converted in a Hospice House in the 1980's and closed about 2007.
The house was razed and is now the site of the Indian Temple.


Essex Northern Registry Deeds, Lawrence, MA
Andover Townsman - 1897

William C. Donald
Thomas E. Allen, wife Grace D. - Nov. 10, 1897 - b. 160 p. 71
John J. Sweeney - July 31, 1901 - b. 454 p. 506 deed transfer
Grace D. T. Allen - July 31, 1901 - b. 454 p. 507
Edwin H. Steinert, wife Bertha L. - Apr. 12, 1929 - b. 545 p. 418
Emily Louise Steinert estate, Edwin H. Steinert Tr.
Emily Louise Steinert estate, Otto E. Steinert Trustee by Probate will - Apr. 14, 1944 - b. 663 p. 398
Edwin H. & Bertha L. Steinert and Helen E. Nelson, & William J. & Ruth M. Moynihan heirs
Arthur E. Steinert, wife Edna - Feb. 17, 1954 - b. 797 p. 68 & 69 two parcels
Cyr Oil Company - May 26, 1960 - b. 915 p. 284
The Cyr Trust; Wilfred L. Cyr, Dorothy Cyr, Patricia A. Burchell, Trustees - Dec. 31, 184 - b. 1912 p. 251
Home Health Foundation, Inc./Home Health VNA, Inc - Aug. 15, 1986 - b. 2275 p. 227
Chinmaya Mission of Boston - Dec. 15, 1999 - b. 5633 p. 80

Inventory Data:

StreetUnion St
PlaceShawsheen Village - Frye Village
Historic DistrictShawsheen Village NRH District
Historic NameThomas E. Allen House
Present UseChinmaya Mission of Boston
Original Useresidential
Construction Date1898
SourceERDS/ENRDL, Arch Heritage Education, a Summary Report / p.54,53
Architectural StyleShingle
Foundationstone & granite
Roofasphalt - gambrel
Major AlterationsSouth addition; office building addition on East (back of building (1989)
Conditionrazed 2008
Demolition Details2008
Acreage2.44 acres
Map and parcel34-65
Recorded bySean Craft, James Batchelder
OrganizationAndover Historical Society - Andover Preservation Commission
Date entered4 Jun 1991, 4/2014, 6/14/2015