10 Railroad Street
Site of History 🛈The Site of History tag is given to properties that were lost before this building survey was undertaken.

Architectural Description: 

Basic box store - contemporary - modern utilitarian structure

Historical Narrative: 

This site once held the former gatekeepers house for the Boston & Maine Railroad. It was moved over from #2 Railroad St. on the corner of Essex St in 1963 to make way for widening the corner and entrance to Railroad Street. The house was moved again to 66 Burnham Road in 1972 when construction was to replace the house site with the convenience store.

Christy’s Market opened in 1973 and was bought out by Richdale's Convenience Store in 2006 which still operates at this location. With the creation of a new Boston & Maine passenger platform across the street, the market became the location to purchase train tickets.


Essex Northern Registry Deeds, Lawrence, MA
Andover Townsman
Main Street Evolution, Gail Rawlston 2014
See plan #6605 - 1972 Parcels "C" - "D 1" and "D 2"

George B. Westhaver Trust - Westhaver & Kydd Trustees
Micgudan Realty Trust, Michale S. Nocolosi, Trustee - May 12, 1972 - b. 1193 p. 70
John F. & A. Patricia McGarry - Oct. 3, 1977 - b. 1321 p. 2 and 3

Inventory Data:

StreetRailroad St
PlaceAbbott Village
Historic DistrictAndover Village Industrial NRH District
Historic NameChristy's Market - Richdale Food Store
Present UseStore - market
Original UseStore - market
Construction Date1972
Architectural StyleOther
Roofasphalt - flat
Map and parcel54-1A
Recorded byStack/Mofford, James Batchelder
OrganizationAndover Preservation Commission
Date entered1975-77, updated 12/2014