LHD Style: Late Greek - Picturesque
Themes: Architectural, Community development, Industry
Historical significance: Part of housing development after 1844 on River Street for employees of Ballardvale Mills.
Jacob Chickering contracted with John Marland & Co. to build numerous dwellings in the Vale.
This property was owned by Josiah Putnam Bradlee in the 1860s when he acquired the Ballard Vale Mills. Bradlee died on Feb. 2, 1887 and his estate was placed into a trust for his brother and sister in 1889. His friend William H. Hodgkins, Trustee of his estate, became president of the Ballard Vale Mills. After the death of Bradlee's siblings the trust property was sold by Hodgkins to the Ballard Vale Mills Co. on Feb. 5, 1905. This property is a portion of the fifth parcel in the deeds containing lots #17, #18 & #19. The the parcel was lot #17 on the 1889 Bradlee estate property map.
The Ballard Vale Mills CO. held the property for 21 years then sold off much of their holdings in 1926. Siblings Henry Riley, Katherine, Rose T., and Mary A. Riley children of John & Rose Riley purchased this property on May 22, 1926. It is the second of two properties owned by the Riley family.
1. Henry J. Trow
2. Trow, Henry J. & Mary W. (14 Jun 1935)
3. Corcoran, Ester G. etal (16 Jul 1968)
4. Bouchard, Karen (1 Jun 1970) (also) Whitley, Katherine etal
Essex County Registry Deeds, Salem, MA
Essex Northern Registry Deeds, Lawrence, MA
J. Putnam Bradlee Estate plan 1889 - parcel 5 lots #17, #18, #19 (Lot #17)
Chickering, Jacob; "Miscellaneous Notes, Records" MVTM (former Merrimack Valley Textile Museum)
Poore, Alfred: " Historical - Genealogical Visitation of Andover, Mass in the Year 1863" Essex Institute Historical Collection vol. 48 - 49
Map plan #7519 - Wm. B. Roberts - Aug. 1976 - 5500 sq.ft.
Building marker done 6 Dec 1993
Owners: first parcel - lot 3 = 5600 sq. ft.
John Marland - 1848
Daniel Means, wife Mary - Jan. 12, 1849 - b. 406 leaf 67 - $100.
Samuel G. Valpey, wife Sarah - Sept. 14, 1850 - b. 434 leaf 97 - $700.
John B. Abbott - Apr. 1, 1863 - b. 481 leaf 233 - $469.90
John Riley, wife Rose G. - Nov. 21, 1864 - b. 677 leaf 68 - $875 - lot 3 = 5600 sq. ft.
John Riley estate, heirs Rose G. Riley & children - Dec. 8, 1902 - Probate
Rose G. Riley - July 14, 1903 - b. 204 p 376
Rose G. Riley estate - May 25, 1910 - heirs children
Mary A., Laurence F., Catherine, Rose T., John W., Thomas A., Bernard H. & Henry Riley - 1910
Mary A., Rose T., Catherine and Henry Riley - Oct. 21, 1920 rec. Dec. 2, 1920 - b. 434 p. 136 lot 3 = 5600 sq. ft.
Second parcel -
Josiah Putnam Bradlee - lot #17
J. Putnam Bradlee estate, Feb. 2, 1887, William H. Hodgkins Trustee 1889
Ballard Vale Mills Co. - Feb. 6, 1905 - b. 218 p. 238 (p. 241) - north part of Parcel #5
Henry Riley, Katherine, Rose T., & Mary A. Riley - May 22, 1926 - b. 525 p. 474
Henry Riley estate, heirs, Katherine, Rose T., & Mary A. Riley - 1938
Mary A. Riley estate, Catherine & Rose T. - 1942
Catherine Riley estate, Rose T. Riley - 1946
Rose T. Riley - Aug. 3, 1943 - b. 700 p. 227 - parcel 1 (lot 3)
Rose T. Riley estate - 1953 - Probate #243529 to heirs
Mary L. Castle, Rose H. Riley, Loyola A. Forest, Mary E. Murphy, & Francis J. Riley
William R. & Dorothy A. Gibbons - Sept. 1, 1955 - b. 850 p. 139
George J. & Valencia C. Nader - Sept. 5, 1961 - b. 943 p. 357
Valencia C. Nader estate, George J. Nader heir - Oct. 2, 1995
Bronna M. & Nicholas A. Perira - Apr. 30, 1999 - b. 5416 p. 306
Bronna M. (Pereira) Schwaeble - Sept. 23, 2002 - b. 7108 p. 47
Bronna M. & Sergio Schwaeble - Jan. 10, 2006 - b. 9982 p. 211
|Historic District||Ballardvale Local Historic District|
|Historic Name||Ballardvale Mills Worker Housing|
|Architectural Style||Greek Revival|
|Foundation||high brick foundation|
|Roof||asphalt - gable|
|Major Alterations||vinyl siding|
|Acreage||0.211 acre; lot size: 9,196 sq. ft.; approx. frontage: 125'|
|Map and parcel||139-66|
|Recorded by||N. J. Stack/Mofford|
|Organization||Andover Historical Commission|
|Date entered||1975 - 1977|