120 Salem Street

Architectural Description: 

New construction on lot in 2008

Historical Narrative: 

This property was once owned by the Trustees of Phillips Academy and was sub - divided into four separate house lots in April 1954. On April 1, 1955 the Academy Trustees sold lot #3 to Alfred Dudley Nicoll. The property was vacant at the time of purchase. Nicoll sold to Dennis C & Gail R. Coyne on Nov. 7, 1980. No mention of a building in the deed until Coyne sells to Charles K. Petit in 1985.

The former house on the property was moved to this location from Highland Road, most likely by Nicoll before selling to Dennis & Gail Coyne 1980. The property changed owners several times from 1980 - 2006.

Michael Ristuccia, a local developer, purchased the property from Derek & Melanie Weitz in Feb. 2006. Ristuccia placed the property into M.R. Restoration LLC in June 24, 2007. The house was lifted off the foundation and moved to #33 High Street where it was to be placed in the rear of the property. The house stood on a trailer for several months. The plans fell through and the house was ultimately razed.

The current house was constructed on the lot at 120 Salem St. in 2008.

Bibliography/References: 

Essex Northern Registry Deeds, Lawrence, MA

Owners;
Trustees of Phillips Academy - Aug. 13, 1948 - b. 714 p. 391 -
Alfred Dudly Nicoll - Apr. 1, 1955 - b. 810 p. 332
Dennis C. & Gail R. Coyne - Nov. 7, 1980 - b. 1468 p. 83
Charles K. Petit - June 6, 1985 - b. 1984 p. 60
Jeffrey P. & Rebecca J. Cutts - July 3, 1986 - b. 2234 p. 296
Hillside Developement Corp. - Aug. 12, 1988 - b. 2786 p. 80
Brian J. Carne & Teresa M. Cryts - Oct. 31, 1988 - b. 2834 p. 269
Brian J. & Teresa M. Carne - May 27, 1992 - b. 3476 p. 132
Stacy Ho - Sept. 29, 1995 - b. 4351 p. 57
Timothy D. Dempsey - Oct. 8, 1999 - b. 5574 p. 190
Derek & Melanie (Linhahl) Weitz - Apr. 16, 2004 - b. 8711 p. 120
Melanie (Linhahl) Weitz - Apr. 15, 2005 - b. 9469 p. 306
Derek & Melanie (Linhahl) Weitz - Feb. 15, 2006 - b. 10042 p. 217
Michael P. Ristuccia - Sept. 11, 2006 - b. 10388 p. 244
M. R. Restoration LLC - June 24, 2007 - b. 10860 p. 300
Mathew F. & Kristina M. Hosmer - Aug. 15, 2008 - b. 11284 p. 79
Mathew F. & Kristina M. Hosmer - b. 12639 p. 69 - Homestead

Inventory Data:

StreetSalem St
PlaceHolt District - Old Cape District
Historic DistrictNot Applicable
Present Useresidence
Original Useresidence
Construction Datecirca 1900
Sourcestyle
Architectural StyleColonial Revival
Foundationconcrete
Wall/Trimclapboard
Roofasphalt
Outbuildings / Secondary Structuresshed
Major Alterationsshed dormer, early 2000's
Conditionrazed
Moved?Yes
Move Details1980s; 2008
Demolition Details2008
Acreage0.639 acre
Settingresidential
Map and parcel26-3
Recorded byKaren Herman
OrganizationAndover Preservation Commission
Date enteredJuly 2008, updated 3/11/2015

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