22 Pleasant Street

Architectural Description: 

Greek Revival - Picturesque

Historical Narrative: 

Themes: Architectural and Community Development

Edwin, Lucretia, Eleanor, Alice Flint House
Present owner Theodore Reality Trust: Tr. Evangelos A. Theodore Etal.(1975)

In the Andover Valuation schedule of 1850 John Webster is assessed for a Dwelling house & barn $325., 56 acres adjoining building $1120., 4 acre pasture $56, and Red House $100. Total $1601. Farm Stock and money $392. John Webster was b. 1815. was a yeoman, married Eleanor H. b. 1814 and had two daughters: Ellen W. b. Sept. 26, 1841 - died Feb. 26, 1865 and Abigail A. b. 1843 - died Nov. 11, 1846. Eleanor died on Jan. 6, 1890 at age 75y 8m 19d. The following year Lohn Webster sold his property to James Seldon Flint on April 4, 1891. John Webster died on March 15, 1895 age 79y 7m. John and family are interred at West Parish Garden Cemetery.

James S. Flint was b. July 31, 1851 and married Mary E. b. Apr. 19, 1854. James & Mary had five children, four survived: Child died June 30, 1877, ALice E. b. 1878, Edwin Miles b. 1881, Eleanor H. b. 1883 and Lucretia W. b. 1888. The Flint family would own the property for 70 years. Mary E. died on Oct. 15, 1896 and husband James S. on Dec. 24, 1920. James estate then went to his children who shared the property. Lucretia died on Aug. 22, 1940 and Edwin M. Flint died of Nov 27, 1959. With the death of their brother Alice and Eleanor sold off the farm land to Fred Doyle in Aug. 1959 but divided off the farmhouse and barn into a 2.2 acre lot. Both Alice and Eleanor died in 1965 and are also interred at West Parish Cemetery. The Flint estate was then administered by Edith S. Thompson, Executrix, Thompson then sold the house to James M. & Claire M. O'Hagen on Dec. 27, 1965.

The O'Hagen family owned the farmhouse for 30 years then their heirs sold to Kathy M. Psonos on Dec. 15, 1993. The house and barn were razed for new construction.

Bibliography/References: 

Essex County Registry Deeds, Salem, MA
Essex Northern Registry Deeds, Lawrence, MA
Map Plan #3933 - May 1959 - Edwin M. Flint
Map plan #6747 - 1972 - Fred W. Doyle

Owners:
John Webster - 1891
James Selden Flint, wife Mary E. - April 4, 1891 - b. 112 p. 34
James Selden Flint estate, Edwin M. Flint Admin - died Dec. 24, 1920 - Probate #261897
Flint heirs; Alice E, Edwin M, Eleanor H. and Lucretia W. Flint - 1921
Lucretia W. Flint estate - died Aug. 22, 1940 - Alice E, Edwin M, Eleanor H. Flint
Edwin M. Flint estate - died Nov. 27, 1959 - Alice E, Eleanor H. Flint
Frances Rooks - Sept. 4, 1959 - b. 901 p. 87
ALice E. Flint & Eleanor H. Flint - Sept. 4, 1959 - b. 901 p. 88
Eleanor H. Flint estate - 1965 - Alice E. Flint heir
Alice E. Flint estate, Edith S. Thompson Extrx. - Dec. 20, 1965
James M. & Claire M. O'Hagen - Dec. 27, 1965 - b. 1051 p. 201
James M. O'Hagen estate, Probate #340410 -
O'Hagen heirs, J. Michael, Rosemary T., Darren E., Deirdre E., Patrick F., Brendon J., Liam P., Siobhan A., (Colleen M. estate)
Kathy M. Psoinos - Dec. 15, 1993 - b. 3930 p. 179

Inventory Data:

StreetPleasant St
PlaceBailey District - West Parish - West Andover
Historic DistrictNot Applicable
Historic NameJohn Webster - James S. Flint House
Present Useresidence
Original Useresidence
Construction Date1830's - 1840's
SourceECRDS, ENRDL, style-njs
Architectural StyleOther
Foundationstone/granite
Wall/Trimclapboards/wood
Roofasphalt - gable
Outbuildings / Secondary StructuresBarn (1975)
Major AlterationsHouse and barn razed in 1995
Conditionrazed 1995
Demolished?Yes
Demolition Details1994 razed for new construction
Acreage2.2 acres (11.3 acres, no frontage or 334')
Settingresidential
Map and parcel224-1
MHC NumberANV.437
Recorded byStack/Mofford, James S. Batchelder
OrganizationAndover Preservation Commission
Date entered1975-77, 1/17/2016

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