14 Boston Road

Architectural Description: 

The map plan #12664 shows the home as having a wrap around porch across half the front and half the south side of the home.

Historical Narrative: 

Present owner: Madden #8
Boston Road has had several names through the years including, Old County Rd (1915), Foster’s Pond Rd, Old Boston Road and then Boston Rd. by 1937. Deeds can be confusing at first and street directories misleading as we now have a County Rd and Foster’s Pond Rd adjoining Boston Rd. What appears as a move to another street is actually a street name change. Andover Valuation Schedule in 1920 adds to the issue by listing the road as Main St. This area is in the South District in the Valuation lists and within the Scotland School District from 1795-1902. Only one house is listed on the road in 1906 at #5. With development in this neighborhood came an influx of French Canadians who purchased lots on Boston Rd. It was sometimes referred to as “Frenchville” by locals.

This property was once owned by Rufus Caldwell and was part of his 75 acre farm. His house was located east of Boston Rd. between So. Main St. His estate was auctioned off after his death in October 1891. The property was purchased by Brooks F. Holt for $1500. Brooks F. home was on South Main St. and he was an Ice Dealer in town. Brooks later sold his business and began selling off parcels of the former Caldwell farm.

Brooks F. Holt sold this parcel to Lawrence "Larry" & Mary Boute on July 22, 1915. The 1920 Andover Valuation Schedule lists Larry & Mary B'Uote - Main St. - House, Main St. $450, Store $150, Shed $50, small House Main St. $150 and 91650 sq. ft, of land $200 = $1000. The Buote lot held two houses, Larry and Mary lived next door at 18 Boston Rd. This house was most likely rented as income property. In 1943 this house was vacant. The 1961 Resident Directory lists at 14 Boston Rd. Roland C. b. 1926 & Mary Deschenes b. 1931 and also Claire M. Christy b. 1939 and Irene Christy b. 1899

This lot, when sub-divided off, was 14,288 sq. feet. In 1994 an additional 4082 sq. ft. on the south side of the lot was purchased from Buote. This allowed for expansion to the house by the Maddon family.


Essex County Registry Deeds, Salem, MA
Essex Northern Registry Deeds, Lawrence, MA
Andover Valuation Schedule 1920
Map Plan - #12664 - Thomas Madden & Buot Nominee Trust - Dec. 1994.

Rufus Caldwell estate, Albert W. Caldwell Adm. - June 1, 1891 - Probate
Brooks F. Holt - Nov. 9, 1891 - b. 116 p. 41
Larry & Mary Boute - July 22, 1915 - b. 355 p. 408 - $200
Larry Boute estate, Mary Boute, heir - Aug. 13, 1948 - probate
Mary Boute and Francis L. Boute - Mar. 8, 1958 - b. 870 p. 108
Mary Boute estate, heir Francis L. Boute - Aug. 13, 1968 - probate
Francis L. & Agnes Boute - Mar. 1, 1969 - b. 1125 p. 348
Francis L. & Agnes Boute - Nov. 9, 1991 - b. 3346 p. 112
Boute Family Trust - Nov. 9, 1991 - b. 3346 p. 119
Thomas J. & Lori A. Madden, III - Aug. 23, 1999 - b. 4321 p. 132

Inventory Data:

StreetBoston Rd
PlaceScotland District
Historic DistrictNot Applicable
Historic NameLawrence & Mary Boute Cottage
Present Useresidence
Original Useresidence
Construction Date1994
SourceERDS, NERDL, style,
Architectural StyleOther
Wall/Trimclapboard/wood/vinyl clad
Major Alterationslarge addition 1994 nearly doubling the size of the house.
Acreage0.328 acre, 18370 sq. ft.
Map and parcel83-5
Recorded byJames S. Batchelder
OrganizationAndover Preservation Commission
Date entered01/30/2006, 5/14/2018