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.
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.
|Historic District||Academy Hill NRH District|
|Historic Name||Williston House - Phillips Academy|
|Present Use||faculty residence|
|Original Use||private residence|
|Source||town of Andover|
|Architectural Style||Queen Anne|
|Wall/Trim||shingle and clapboard|
|Acreage||less than one acre|
|Setting||residential street (private and educational)|
|Map and parcel||56-11|
|Recorded by||Sandra Pomeroy|
|Organization||Andover Historical Society|