105 Elm Street

Architectural Description: 

Federal - Greek Revival

Historical Narrative: 

Themes, Architectural, Community development and Social/humanitarian.
Doctor's Office, nice corner site - large trees. (1975)

This homestead was once owned by the Stevens family and inherited by Sarah Stevens in 1820. Widow Sarah Stevens sells to Stephen Abbott on Aug. 22, 1820 several parcels of the estate, the 2nd parcel listed is the 9 1/4 acre Homestead lot. Steven & Hannah own the property for 17 years. With the death of Stephen, Hannah and their children inherit.

Samuel Gray was appointed Power of Attorney of Stephen Abbott's estate on Apr. 14, 1837 His wife Martha was an heir in her own right. Samuel & Martha Gray were deeded the property on Mar. 29, 1839 and sold a year later to John T. Bailey on Apr. 1, 1840. Wyman Bailey sells the homestead to Joseph Cummings on Apr. 20, 1844 for $1230.

Joseph Cummings, Yeoman, acquired additional property to the estate. On his death his wife Phebe F. Cummings and children Charles O., Joseph P., Henry, John & Ann Randall, Elizabeth & Sidney Drinkwater inherit on May 7, 1861. Certain parcels were sold to son Henry Cummings and son Charles O. Cummings purchased the homestead from the estate on June 8, 1861 for $3200.

Charles O. Cummings, b. June 29, 1818 in Andover, son of Joseph & Mary (Plumber) Cummings. He was a farmer and lived at 105 Elm Street in Andover, MA. married in 1891 to Augusta Camilia Symonds [Jonas, Willard] born October 22, 1852 in Middleton, MA, daughter of Willard & Henrietta M. (Sheldon) Symonds. Augusta first married in Andover, MA on November 26, 1872 age 20 to Frank W. Stevens age 32, son of Timothy C. & Elvira (Abbott) Stevens. Frank was a shoemaker from Montpelier, VT. Frank died and Camilia, as she was known to her family, remarried in 1891 at age 39 to Charles Osgood Cummings, age 73. No children by either marriage. Charles died on September 14, 1898. Widow Augusta C. heir inherited by Will on Jan. 30, 1900.

Augusta C. Cummings re-married to Andrew Thompson and on May 14, 1904 the property was place in both names.

Bibliography/References: 

Essex County Registry Deeds, Salem, MA
Essex Northern Registry Deeds, Lawrence, MA
Plan of land of Charles O. Cummings by Joseph Kimball - July 24 & 25, 1888 - lot 14
Plan #15540 - 2005
M. Foster Jr. - 1852 map, Charles O. Cummings - 1884 map,

Owners:
Sarah Stevens -
Stephen Abbott - Aug. 22, 1820 - b. 224 leaf 110 - 2nd parcel 9 1/4 acre
Stephen Abbott estate, wife Hannah and children heirs - 1837
Samuel Gray, wife Martha POA - for heirs - Apr. 14, 1837 - b. 298 leaf 199
Samuel & Martha Gray - Mar. 29, 1839 - b. 311 leaf 231
John T. Bailey - Apr. 1, 1840 - b. 320 leaf 171 - $565
Wyman Bailey - 1844
Joseph Cummings - Apr. 20, 1844 - b. 344 p. 94 - $1230.
Joseph Cummings estate, wife Phebe F. - May 7, 1861 - b. 624 leaf 65
Cummings Heirs; Charles O., Joseph P., Henry, John & Ann Randall, Elizaabeth & Sidney Drinkwater - - May 7, 1861 - b. 624 leaf 65
Charles O. Cummings - June 8, 1861 - b. 624 leaf 66 - $3200
Charles O. Cummings, wife Augusta C. -
Charles O. Cummings estate, George H. Poor Extr. - 1895
Augusta C. Cummings heir, by Will - Jan. 30, 1900 - b. 175 p. 114 Asgt.
Andrew & Augusta C. Thompson May 14, 1904 - b. 211 p. 534 mtg
Andrew Thompson -
Joseph P. Nolan - Sept. 18, 1929 - b. 548 p. 167
Joseph P. Nolan estate, heir James A. Nolan & Mary T. (Nolan) Daley - Sept. 18, 1929 - b. 548 p. 167 - Probate
James A. Nolan estate, heir Mary T. (Nolan) Daley - Sept. 21, 1944 - Probate #203610
Ernest R. & Frances C. Lamb - July 6, 1945 - b. 674 p. 453
Mason F. & Anne L. Arnold - Oct. 3, 1948 - b. 714 p. 41
Marjorie V. Kittredge - May 20, 1964 - b. 1010 p. 43
Mason F. & Anne L. Arnold - June 23, 1966 - b. 1063 p. 314
Robert H. & Evelyn B. Dehart - Sept. 1, 1966 - b. 1067 p. 286
Robert H. Dehart estate, heir Evelyn B. Dehart - life tenancy
Suzanne D. Telles & Cynthia Santavicca - July 16, 1999 - b. 5498 p. 216
Michael & Sharon Ristuccia - Feb. 9, 2005 - b. 9345 p. 141
105 Elm St. Condominium Association - Oct. 5, 2006 - b. 10427 p. 1

Inventory Data:

StreetElm St
PlaceAndover Center District
Historic DistrictNot Applicable
Historic NameStevens - Cummings homestead
Present Useresidence - 2 family condo
Original Useresidence
Construction Date1810 - 1820
SourceECRDS, ENRDL, style-njs
Architectural StyleGreek Revival
Foundationstone/granite
Wall/Trimclapboards/wood
Roofasphalt - gable
Outbuildings / Secondary Structuresgarage connected, 5-bay main house added to later in 19th century, barn
Major Alterationsbarn altered in 1967 Condo conversion 2006 - 2006. barn now condo unit.
Conditionexcellent
Acreage0.532 acre, 21,620 sq. ft. Approximate frontage 105 ft. on Elm, 177 ft. on Washington
Settingresidential
Map and parcel21-138
MHC NumberANV.184
Recorded byStack/Mofford, James S. Batchelder
OrganizationAndover Preservation Commission
Date entered1975-77, 2/9/2016

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