18 Boston Road

Architectural Description: 

This house would be listed as a Colonial Revival home built from about 1920s - 1940s and is known as a Dutch Colonial from the gambrel roof. There are
many different forms from classical style to minimal design elements. “Variations on a theme” to suit the owners taste and budget.

Historical Narrative: 

Boston Road has had several names through the years including, Old County Rd (1915), Foster’s Pond Rd. 1930-1935, 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 add 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 1785-1902. Only one house is listed on the road in 1906 at #5. With development 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 parcel of the former Caldwell farm.

Brooks Holt sold the parcel to Lawrence "Larry" & Mary Buote on July 22, 1915. The lot contained 91,650 sq. feet. Larry Buote died on Aug. 13, 1948 and the property went to his widow Mary. Mary put the property deed into her name and her son Francis L. Buote. Mary died on Aug. 13, 1868 and Francis inherits the property.


Essex County Registry Deeds, Salem, MA
Essex Northern Registry Deeds, Lawrence, MA
Map plan #12664 or 126674 Dec. 20, 1994.

Rufus Caldwell estate, Albert W. Caldwell Adm. - June 1, 1891 - Probate
Brooks F. Holt - Nov. 9, 1891 - b. 116 p. 41
Lawrence "Larry" & Mary Buote - July 22, 1915 - b. 355 p. 408
Larry Buote estate, Mary Buote heir - Aug. 13, 1948 - probate
Mary Buote and Francis L. Buote - Mar. 8, 1958 - b. 870 p. 108
Mary Buote estate, heir son Francis L. Buote - Aug.13, 1968 probate
Francis L. & Agnes B. Buote - Nov. 9, 1991 - b. 1125 p. 438
Francis L. & Agnes B. Buote - Nov. 9, 1991 - b. 3346 p. 118 Trust
Buote Nominee Trust - Nov. 9, 1991 - b. 3346 p. 119
Heirs; Buote Nominee Trust, Carol Fugure, Lawrence Buote, Laura Fugere Tebo,
Linda Buote Qunitanilha, Samantha Buote Warker - Feb. 13, 2006 - b. 10058 p. 185
Paul Fugere - Feb. 13, 2006 - Feb. 13, 2006 - b. 10058 p. 187
Jeffco, Inc, Dough Ahern - Nov. 22, 2015 - b. 14554 p. 276
Raul & Keisha L. Perez - Nov. 14, 2016 - b. 14865 p. 167

Inventory Data:

StreetBoston Rd
PlaceScotland District
Historic DistrictNot Applicable
Historic NameLarry & Mary Buote House
Present Useresidence
Original Useresidence
Construction Date1915-1920
SourceERDS, NERDL, style,
Architectural StyleColonial Revival
Wall/Trimclapboard/wood/vinyl clad
Outbuildings / Secondary Structuresgarage
Major Alterationsvinyl siding, replacement windows
Acreage1.74 acres
Map and parcel83-6
Recorded byJames S. Batchelder
OrganizationAndover Preservation Commission
Date entered2006, 4/26/2018