32 Phillips Street

Architectural Description: 

Queen Anne/Shingle. This irregular shaped, 3 storied, gable end forward house has an attached side tower with a conical tile roof. The top story of the gable peak has two sash windows with scalloped shingle above and cantilevered shingles below. The cornice is boxed. The second story is 3 bays with shingles, 3 sash windows with shutters. The first story has a porch with eight turned posts with scrolled brackets, 2 pilasters, geometric-shaped railing, pedimented stoop with fan detail and latticework base. The first story is clapboard with an off-center entrance and three-sided bay. The side tower presents itself as a three-sided bay on the first two floors and a free standing octogon on the third floor. A scalloped shingle acts as a belt course between the first and second stories. The conical roof of the tower is capped by a bulbous-shaped turned finial. Two chimneys are off center and to the rear of the gable roof.

Historical Narrative: 

Phillips Academy map #176
Building Marker 1996

On 1906 map but not 1888.
Valued at $4,000 in 1900: 16,00, sq. ft. lot valued at $1,000.
1897-98 directory: Katherine and Ed Paine, h. 32 Phillips


Town of Andover, Assessor's Valuation of Real Estate 1900.

Inventory Data:

StreetPhillips St
PlaceAndover Center
Historic DistrictAcademy Hill NRH District
Historic NameWilliston House - Phillips Academy
Present Usefaculty residence
Original Useprivate residence
Construction Date1891
Sourcetown of Andover
Architectural StyleQueen Anne
Foundationfield stone
Wall/Trimshingle and clapboard
Acreageless than one acre
Settingresidential street (private and educational)
Map and parcel56-11
MHC NumberANV.1146
Recorded bySandra Pomeroy
OrganizationAndover Historical Society
Date entered11/91