20 Hidden Field

Architectural Description: 

Style: Cape - Neo Colonial - Williamsburg Colonial

Historical Narrative: 

One of five homes built in 1937 as faculty residences on this new street Hidden Field Rd. Neo-Colional styles designed by Perry, Shaw and Hepburn and funded by Edward Harkness. The homes however did not completely fit into the changing curriculum format of faculty host families to group student meetings. Later additions and renovations corrected these issues. The first faculty family to occupy the home was Mr. & Mrs. George F. French.


Phillips Academy Building Survey Form
Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachsuetts 1990 - Robert A. Domingue

Inventory Data:

StreetHidden Field
PlacePhillips District
Historic DistrictAcademy Hill NRH District
Historic NamePalmer House
Present UseFaculty home
Original UseFaculty home
Construction Date1937
SourceDomingue, Robert A.
Architectural StyleOther
Architect/BuilderWilliam Perry, Shaw & Hepburn
FoundationPoured concrete
Wall/TrimWood - Clapboard/Brick end
Roofasphalt - gable
Outbuildings / Secondary StructuresGarage
Acreage1 acre
Map and parcel57-50
Recorded byBarbara Thibault, James S. Batchelder
OrganizationAndover Historical Society, Andover Preservation Commission
Date entered1990, 1/2/2016