10 Sherbourne Street

Historical Narrative: 

This home was built as part of the Shawsheen Village development 1918 – 1924 by William M. Wood, President of the American Woolen Company. Wood hired about eight different architects to design the homes and structures for the village. Homes were sold or rented through the Homestead Association who had offices in the Post Office building on the corner of North Main & Poor Streets.

After the death of William M. Wood in Feb. 1926 most of the residential and commercial buildings were then sold. Some were held by the Wood family in the "Arden Trust" and others with the American Woolen Company, which had been deeded the property in December 1920. The A.W.Co. Board of Directors authorized its President, Lionel J. Noah, to deliver all deeds, as deemed necessary to the Textile Realty for sale on Dec. 29, 1931.

The Textile Realty then transferred ownership to the Andover Shawsheen Realty Company on June 30, 1932, holding the mortgage on the properties. T. Edwin Andrew, treasurer, was authorized to sell or rent the properties. With the Great Depression sales were sluggish and many homes were rented until the economy rebounded.

The first occupants of record to lease the home in 1923 were;

This house was sold to Florence S. Grieco on May 9, 1933. Florence was the wife of Vito Grieco. Vito Grieco was born Oct. 27, 1890 in Potenza, Rapone, Italy son of Angele & Rapheala (DeMarco) Grieco. Vito was a tailor and immigrated to America from Harve, France on the S.S. LaGascogne on Mar. 29, 1906, arriving in NYC on April 7, 1906. Vito's parents and siblings Nicholas, b. July 26, 1892 and Anne b. 1900 would also make the journey.

Vito first settled in New York City as a tailor. He later married Florence b. Nov. 27, 1897 in NYC. They had two daughters; Thisbe b. Mar. 27, 1916 in NYC and Alda b. Nov. 27, 1922 in Baltimore, MD. Vito became a Naturalized Citizen on July 24, 1923. By 1940 the entire family was living in Andover and owned a clothing manufacturing company at 181 Canal St. in Lawrence, MA. in 1940 Vito is living in Shawsheen Village at 9 Sherbourne St. The number was later changed to #10. Vito's brother Nicholas and parents were built a home at 40 Williams Street just around the corner.

Vito & Florence Grieco would later build a new home at 81 Sunset Rock Rd. and sold this property to Lena Pellegrino, Mary Marino, and Mae, Josephine & Angela Realmuto on Oct. 11, 1943. This family shared the property for 48 years before selling in 1991 to Timothy J. & Isabelle V. Caverly.


Essex County Registry Deeds, Salem, MA
Essex Northern Registry Deeds, Lawrence, MA
Andover Maps, 1852, 1872, 1888, 1906, 1926
Andover Street Directories
See Map plan #704 - American Woolen Company - Sept. 1927
#879 - June 1932 - Textile Realty Company

Henry P. Binney - Apr. 24, 1919 - b. 398 p. 52
American Woolen Company - Dec. 30, 1920 - b. 435 p. 215
Textile Realty Company - Dec. 30, 1931 - b. 563 p. 351
Andover Shawsheen Realty Co. - June. 30, 1932 - b. 565 p. 87
Florence S. Grieco - May 9, 1933 - b. 570 p. 347 - parcel 2 lot B
Lena Pellegrino, Mary Marino, Mae, Josephine & Angela Realmuto - Oct. 11, 1943 - b. 660 p. 433
Lena Pellegrino, Mary Marino, Mae, Josephine & Angela Realmuto - July 18, 1952 - b. 765 p. 536 - parcel 1
Mary Marino, Mae, Josephine & Angela Realmuto - Feb. 22, 1979 - b. 1365 p. 323
Joseph P. Pellegrino - July 31, 1991 - b. 3304 p. 103
Timothy J. & Isabelle V. Caverly - Oct. 30, 1991 - b. 3339 p. 323
Jeffrey A. Norton & Paul S. Hunkins - May 9, 2014 - b. 13847 p. 300

Inventory Data:

StreetSherbourne St
PlaceShawsheen Village - Frye Village
Historic DistrictShawsheen Village NRH District
Present Useresidence
Original Useresidence
Construction Date1922 - 1923
Architectural StyleOther
Foundationstone and brick
Wall/Trimbrick veneer/wood
Roofhip - slate
Outbuildings / Secondary StructuresTwo car attached garage
Major Alterationsnew simulated slate roof, front porch railings and post, replacement windows
Acreage0.581 acre
Map and parcel51-200
Recorded byJames S. Batchelder
OrganizationAndover Preservation Commission
Date entered1980 - 6/30/2015