179 Shawsheen Road

Architectural Description: 

Neo-Colonial, center entrance, with three bay facade. over sized 6 over 6 windows. . Front entrance flanked by fluted pilasters.House nearly hidden from view of street by mature growth of trees. Broad proportions distinguish by elegant windows and doorway

Historical Narrative: 

The property was sold in 1913 to Grace E. Merrick from Addie E. Howarth and contained 10 acres extending from Shawsheen Road to Lowell Street. The Merricks sub divided the property into smaller parcels and house lots. When Grace died intestate the property was inherited by Lathrop B. & Barbara H. Merrick.

Merrick would sell this house and 1.15 acres to Wolfgang & Ruth Berthold of Englewood, NJ on Jan. 25, 1954. In 1981 Ruth sold the home to her daughter Kay Berthold and husband Michael Frishman. Kay became sole owner in June 1991 and later created the 179 Shawsheen Realty Trust, and Kay as trustee in March 2003. On May 29, 2005 the home left the Berthold family after 41 years being sold to Andrew J. Poleszak and Jeffrey S. Burrows.

Bibliography/References: 

Northern Essex Registry of Deeds - Lawrence, MA
see map #9126 Frishman to Butler Mar. 1983.

Addie E. Howarth 1904
Grace E. Merrick - Feb. 8, 1913 - b. 327 p. 581
Lathrop B. & Barbara H. Merrick - July 11, 1940 - b. 632 p. 87
Wolfgang & Ruth Berthold - Jan. 25, 1954 - b.787 p. 175
Ruth Berthold
Kay (Berthold) & Michael Frishman - Oct. 8, 1981 - b.1549 p. 50
Kay B. Frishman - June 25, 1991 - b. 3276 p. 40
179 Shawsheen Realty Trust - Mar. 12, 2003 - b. 7814 p. 340
Andrew J. Poleszak & Jeffrey S. Burrows - May 29, 2005 - b. 9549 p. 29

Inventory Data:

StreetShawsheen Rd
PlaceWest Parish - West Andover
Historic DistrictNot Applicable
Historic NameMerrick - Berthold house
Present Useresidence
Original Useresidence
Construction Date1941
SourceAndover Bldg. Survey
Architectural StyleOther
Foundationstone
Roofasphalt
Outbuildings / Secondary Structurestwo car garage
Conditiongood
Acreage1.15 acres
Settingresidential
Map and parcel89-19
MHC NumberANV.643
Recorded byJames Batchelder
OrganizationAndover Preservation Commission
Date entered1975-77 updated 2013

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