11-13 Brook Street

Architectural Description: 

Style: Bracketed Picturesque

Other features: gable roof

Historical Narrative: 

Themes: Architectural, Community development
Historical significance: Brook Street opened 1830's "Way from Nathaniel Swift's to the factories". Also known as Factory St. Later named for Peter C. Brook, early paper manufacturer in Andover and financial backer of Marland Manufacturing Co.

The property was once owned by James Grosvenor who lived at 35 Essex Street. The property extended to Book Street. James Grosvenor and his wife Elizabeth acquired two additional parcels on Brook St from Joshua H. Ward on Aug. 28, 1841 and a lot from Mary J. Swift to Elizabeth Grosvenor on Oct. 1, 1868 which was a portion of the Dr. Nathaniel Swift homestead lot on Central St. It appears that James Grosvenor built the two family home on Brook Street as income property. All his land holdings were placed in a Trust administered by Samuel P. Hulme on April 9, 1915. The Trust was for five years and gave Hulme the right to sell off properties in the trust.

Hulme sold the property to George D. Walsh on April 1, 1919. and the property has remaines with the Walsh family ownership in 2016.


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

Jacob Chickering to James Grosvenor - May 9, 1840 - b. 319 leaf 258 - 35 Essex St
Joshua H. Ward to James Grosvenor - Aug. 28, 1841 - b. 493 p. 53 - lot on Brook St
Mary J. Swift to Elizabeth Grosvenor - Oct. 1, 1868 - b. 762 p. 17
Samuel P. Hulme Trustee of James Grosvenor - Apr. 9, 1915 - b. 351 p. 210
George D. Walsh Sr., wife Mary D. - April 1, 1919 - b. 397 p. 121
George D. Walsh Sr. estate, wife Mary D. Walsh heir -
Mary D. Walsh estate, hiers, Helen W. Nelson, Katherine W> Zimmerman, Maribeth W> Fessenden, Sarah W> Logan, Geo. D. Walsh probate #290095
George D. Walsh - Dec. 23, 1969 - b. 1146 p. 227
George D. & Martha A. Walsh - Jan. 20, 1970 - b. 1147 p. 499
Walsh Realty Trust III - George D. & Martha A. Walsh Trustees - Mar. 28, 1994 - b. 4037 p. 346
George D. & Martha A. Walsh Irrevocable Family Trust - July 6, 2015 - b. 14291 p. 110

Inventory Data:

StreetBrook St
PlaceAndover Center
Historic DistrictNot Applicable
Present Useresidence - 2 family
Original Useresidence
Construction Date1902
SourceECRDS, ENRDL, style-njs
Architectural StyleOther
Wall/Trimclapboards/wood/vinyl siding
Roofasphalt - gable
Major Alterationsreplacement windows, vinyl siding
Acreage0.274 acre; lot size: 11,940 sq. ft.; approx. frontage: 95'
Map and parcel55-44
MHC NumberANV.81
Recorded byStack/Mofford, James S. Batchelder
OrganizationAndover Preservation Commission
Date entered1975-1977, 3/1/2016