14 Orchard Street

Architectural Description: 

1922: Architect/owner Addison LeBoutillier does adaptive resuse of barn in colonial revival period using Craftsman style interior features: paneling, tile work and woodwork. Original barn space converted to living room/dining room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, bath and small tiled entrance hall. Ell added which was used as studio, storage, bedroom and porch.

Historical Narrative: 

Orchard St. site chosen for hill view, apple trees, closeness to Main St. electric car and access to Boston

1905: LeBoutillier buys 10 Orchard St. property (built c. 1898) - 5+ acres with small house and barn. He restores house which becomes #10 (formerly #3), converts barn (#14) and builds new house (#18) 1922 barn moved slightly east

This property was once part of the Jonas Holt Farm purchased by Fernando P. Shattuck of Boston from Lewis G. Holt of Lawrence, MA on May 22, 1873. Shattuck paid $4500 for two parcels of land, the first 43 acres 112 rods including dwelling house, barn and outbuildings, and the second parcel of 27 acres 101 rods. Shattuck sold the farm to John F. Nuckly on June 30, 1877. Nuckly sold off most of the land ten years later to David Bently of Hyde Park, MA, on Mar. 19, 1887. Nuckly kept about 3 acres for himself and family which included the house. His wife Bridget bought two more acres in October 1887.

The Nuckly family sold the 5 acre property (#10 Orchard) to Gertrude Nickerson, wife of Wallace A. on May 3, 1899. Nickerson owned for five years then sold the property on May 9, 1905 to Elsie W. LeBoutillier, wife of Addison B. LeBoutillier. LeBoutilliers were living in Winchester, MA.

Addison B. LeBoutillier was an artist, sculptor, landscape artist and architect. Born in Utica, NY, he came to Boston to work as the chief designer of the Gruby Tile Co. He later became partner’s with the architectural firm with Ripley. After LeB. arrived in Andover he transformed the house into a New England cottage. Addison then moved his barn over to the next lot and created a new home for himself in a Shingle Style Arts & Crafts design in 1923. A third cottage built next door at 18 Orchard, using stucco, demonstrates LeBoutillier’s versatility of design, all working together to create a picturesque landscape to the neighborhood.

Addison LeBoutillier was a partner of the Boston firm Ripley & LeBoutillier, who designed the new wing on the North School in West Andover in 1914, the new Punchard High School wing in 1916 (now Andover Town Offices) and the crowning jewel of the village, the beautiful Shawsheen School in 1923. Every home on Arundel St. in Shawsheen Village was also designed by LeB.

The home at 10 Orchard was the first residence in Andover of Addison LeBoutillier. What started as a basic farmhouse style home turned into a rambling English Country cottage home. In 1922 LeB moved the barn over to this site and converted it into a new home for his family. The barn became an Shingle style home in the craftsman tradition.

July 26, 1951 fire: All panelling restored from a Vermont sawmill that had matching pumpkin pine
1951-52: dining room/bedroom addition designed by Addison LeBoutillier and contracted by local builder Arthur Steinert.

Bibliography/References: 

Essex County Registry Deeds, Salem, MA
Essex Northern Registry Deeds, Lawrence, MA
Andover Historical Files
LeBoutillier family file
Tyer memoirs
1906 atlas
AHS vertical file LeBoutillier
Addison photo file 10 & 14 Orchard St.
Oral history Hanne Castle, present owner

Owners;
Jonas Holt Farm - land
Lewis G. Holt, wife Emma A. - 1873
Fernando P. Shattuck, wife Sarah - May 22, 1873 - b. 21 p. 389
John F. Nuckley June 30, 1877 - b. 47 p. 426 - 2 parcels 70 acres +
David Bently Mar. 19, 1887 - b. 90 p. 11 - 2 parcels 67 acres +
Bridget Nuckly, wife John F. - Oct. 3, 1887 - b. 92 p. 289 - 2 acres
John F. Nuckly estate, Bridget Nuckly hier - 1897 - 5 acres
Bridget Nuckly estate, heirs, John F., John W., Frank, Joseph Nuckly, Lilla Murray, Mary F. Haggerty.
Affidavit of kinship - b. 602 p. 506
Gertrude Nickerson, wife of Wallace A. - May 3, 1899 - b. 169 p. 579 - 5 acres
Elsie W. LeBoutillier, wife of Addison B. - May 9, 1905 - b. 220 p. 48 - 5 acres
Arthur W. & Gwendolen B. Reynolds - Nov. 9, 1936 - b. 602 p. 507
Gwendolen B. Reynolds estate, Arthur W. - Probate #300744
Arthur W. Reynolds estate, Frank W. Reynolds Extr. - Probate #354077
Frank G. & Hanne S. Castle - Feb. 16, 1982 - b. 1561 p. 245

Inventory Data:

StreetOrchard St
PlaceAndover - Scotland District
Historic DistrictNot Applicable
Historic NameThe LeBoutillier - Barn House
Present Useresicence
Original Usebarn
Construction Date1922
SourceECRDS, ENRDL, Winnifred Tyer
Architectural StyleShingle
Architect/BuilderAddison LeBoutillier
Foundationstone/granite
Wall/Trimcedar shingles/wood
Roofasphalt - gable
Outbuildings / Secondary Structuresgarage/tool shed
Major Alterations1952 - dining room, bathroom, bedroom added
Conditionexcellent
Moved?Yes
Move Details1922 moved east from 10 Orchard St.
Acreage1.45 acres
Settingresidential
Map and parcel60-12
Recorded byHanne Castle/B. Thibault, James Batchelder
OrganizationAndover Historical Society, Andover Preservation Commission
Date entered2/5/91, 4/20/2016

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