16 Hidden Road

Architectural Description: 

Craftsman style home, deep eaves, stucco exterior, double gable roof dormer eave brackets, arched casement widows. Entrance porch doubled columned, intricate porch roof railing detail, symmetrical facade, centered second story bay window above entry and double square bays flanking main entrance. Side lights flank solid front door. Multi-pane over single pane casement windows throughout. Side porch on north facade. All original details

Historical Narrative: 

This property was purchased by Addison R. Saunders on December 15, 1911 who appears to have been a developer. Saunders owns the parcel for four years. On April 24, 1915 the property is deeded to Mary Jane Garth, wife of Hollan Garth of 245 Bruce Street in Lawrence, MA.

The 1920 Andover Valuation schedule lists Mrs Mary J. Garth Hidden Rd. - House $9000., Garage $300, 4.47 acres $5000. + total value $14,300.

Hollan Garth was born on Feb. 24, 1865 in Danholm, Yorkshire, England. Hollan was the second child of Samuel & Harriet Garth. They lived in Thornton, Yorkshire where his father worked a power loom as a weaver in a worsted wool mill. Hollan had four siblings; brother Alpha b. 1863, Leona b. 1867, Ellah b. 1869 and Cilla b. 1871. By 1881 his mother was a widow and all but the youngest held jobs in the mills.

Hollan immigrated to Boston in April 1883 and got work in the woolen mills in Lawrence. It was here that he met Mary Jane "Jennie" Morley b. 1867 in England, daughter of Jonathan & Frances Morley. Mary had immigrated in 1881 and was a Reeler in the mill. Hollan and Jennie married on September 14, 1889 in Lawrence. They did not have children.

Hollan became an overseer and later Superintendent of the mill. They moved to Andover in 1915 and remained in their new home on Hidden Rd. Jennie died in 1933 and her estate was handled by Fred E. Cheever, a local realtor. The deed was transferred to Hollan in December 1934. The 1940 Census has Hollan, widower, and his sister Ella (Garth) Holdsworth and neice Ruth Holdsworth, age 41 living with him.

Hollan sold the property to Bertha M. and George J. McCarthy on Jan. 24, 1941. Hollan died on February 10, 1945 in Winchester, MA.

George McCarthy was the Treasurer of the Merrimack Cooperative Bank in Lawrence. MaCarthys owned for 24 years then sold to Paul P. & Clair E. Gyrsting in Feb. 1965. They held just seven months then sold to Jorge H. & Dolores I. DeNapoli on September 30, 1965.

Jorge DeNapoli b. 1930 was a Medical Doctor, Dolores b. 1932 and sons J. Spencer b. 1959 and Allan b. 1961 list in the 1980 Directory: DeNapoli owned for 27 years.

Directories listings:
1998 Mary Kelleher
1957 Goerge McCarthy, Insurance business
1941 Garth, Hollan, retired
1935 Garth, Hollan, retired
1932 Garth, Hollan, wife Mary J., he was a supt. in Lawrence
1930 Garth, Hollan, wife Mary J., he was a supt. in Lawrence
1928 Garth, Hollan, wife Mary J., he was a supt. in Lawrence
1926 directory: Garth, Hollan, wife Mary J., at #18, also #14
1923 Garth, Hollan and Jennie M at 16 Hidden Road
1920 Garth, Hollan and Jennie M at 16 Hidden Road
1918 Garth, Hollan and Jennie M at 16 Hidden Road
1916 No Garth


Essex Northern Registry Deeds, Lawrence, MA
Andover Directories
Court Plan #3511-H
Court plan #3511-A - lot A
Land Court deeds

Addison R. Saunders - Dec. 15, 1911 - Certificate #337 - Decree deed
Mary Jan Garth, wife of Hollan - Apr. 24, 1915 - Ctf. #467
Mary J. Garth estate, Fred E. Cheever - Oct. 27, 1933 - Cft. #2014
Hollan Garth - Dec. 13, 1934 - Ctf. #2111
Bertha M. & George J. McCarthy - Jan. 24, 1941 - Ctf. #2574
Paul P. & Clair E. Gyrsting - Feb. 5, 1965 - Ctf. #5642
Jorge H. & Delores I DeNapoli - Sept. 30, 1965 - Ctf. #5758
Frederic G. & Lisa A. Eustis - Jan. 6, 1989 - Ctf. #10646
Eustis Reality Trust, Fred & Lisa Trustees - July 25, 1991 - Ctf. #11165
Eustis Reality Trust, Fred & Lisa Trustees - Mar. 10, 1994 - Ctf. #11873
Mary P. & Barry Kelleher - June 15, 1994 - Ctf. # 11955
Mary P. Kelleher Revocable Trust - July 15, 1998 - Doc. #69624
Mary P. Kelleher Revocable Trust Feb. 8, 1999 - Ctf. #13076

Inventory Data:

StreetHidden Rd
PlacePhillips District
Historic DistrictNot Applicable
Historic NameHollan & Mary J. Garth House
Present Useresidence
Original Useresidence
Construction Date1911-1915
SourceERDS, NERDL, style,
Architectural StyleColonial Revival
Architect/BuilderArts & Crafts Interior
Foundationstone & granite
Outbuildings / Secondary StructuresGarage also stucco
Acreage0.948 acre
Map and parcel78-4
Recorded byBarbara Thibault, James Batchelder
OrganizationAndover Historical Society, Andover Preservation Commission
Date enteredMay 5 1998, 3/29/2018