17 Abbot Street

Architectural Description: 


Greek Revival built in 1858

Historical Narrative: 

Phoebe Atkinson (1858-1881) - first depositor of Andover National Bank; killed her sister and fled to Stoneham, MA.
South Church: home willed to South Church upon her death in 1881; income from real estate to go to poor and needy female church members; account book of monies is in the Andover Historical Society Archives.

George Ripley, 1882 purchased home from South Church (prominent Andover citizen)

Samuel Cromie: 1907 willed to Mr. Cromie by Mr. Ripley

Abbot Academy: 1962 sold to Abbot Academy

Brian Francis : 1975 home sold to this family

David & Jean Sand: 1978 - sold to Sands

1872 map shows on Abbot St.; circa 1870 moved from Sunset Rock Rd. near #65 according to John Sullivan (1994)


File at AHS
Phoebe Atkinson Account Book - AHS
Deeds - Salem, MA registry

Inventory Data:

StreetAbbot St
PlaceAndover Center
Historic DistrictAcademy Hill NRH District
Historic NamePhoebe Atkinson - Samuel Cromie House
Present Useresidence
Original Useresidence
Construction Date1858
SourceSalem deeds, AH Society
Architectural StyleGreek Revival
Foundationstone & granite
Outbuildings / Secondary Structures2-stall garage - 1950's
Major AlterationsRear addition - 1979; porch - 1950's; porch opened to kitchen - 1994
Acreageless than one acre; 5/8 acre
Map and parcel74-7
MHC NumberANV.1063
Recorded byStack/Mofford, James Batchelder
OrganizationAndover Preservation Commission
Date entered1975-1977, 6/2014