215 Shawsheen Road

Architectural Description: 

Cape style home

Historical Narrative: 

The land was once owned by Addie E. Howarth who sold 10 arces to Grace E. Merrick on Feb 8, 1913. Merrick held the property and began to sell off parcels about 1939. This lot was sold on Dec. 5, 1939 to Michael L. & Anna C. Fitzgerald of Methuen. A month later Fitzgerald also purchased a small adjoining triangular lot in Jan. 1940. They built the home and continued to live here until thier deaths. Anna Fitzgeralds. estate sold off the property to Kate Donahue and the home was later sold to George P. & Nany N. Hager on July 16, 1958. The Hagers stayed two years then selling to to Harvey & Joyce Tucker on Oct. 31, 1960. The Tucker family have continued to occupy their home for more than 50 years. They have been active members at West Parish Church for 50 years.


Addie E. Howarth
Grace E. Merrick - Feb. 8, 1913 - b. 327 p. 581
Michael L. & Anna C. Fitzgerald - Dec.5, 1939 - b. 627
p. 234
parcel 2 - Jan 30, 1940 b. 628 p.194
Anna C. Fitzgerald -
Kate Donahue
George P. & Nancy N. Hager - July 16, 1958 - b. 876 p. 357
Harvey B. & Joyce V. Tucker - Oct. 31, 1960 - b.925 p. 431

Inventory Data:

StreetShawsheen Rd
PlaceWest Parish - West Andover
Historic DistrictWest Parish Center NRH District
Present Useresidence
Original Useresidence
Construction Date1940
Sourcestyle - njs
Architectural StyleOther
Wall/Trimwood, shingle
Outbuildings / Secondary Structuresgarage
Acreage11,900 sq. ft.
Map and parcel89-14
MHC NumberANV.1195
Recorded byStack/Mofford, James Batchelder
OrganizationAndover Preservation Commission
Date entered1975-77, updated 12/2013