33 Balmoral Street

Architectural Description: 

Colonial Revival

Historical Narrative: 

On the 1922 map of Shawsheen Village this home at 33 Balmoral St is marked as designed by Clifford Allbright. The home however appears to be older and may have been moved to this location by Wood and updated by Allbright. Nearly every home on Balmoral St. was moved, some twice, as the plans for the Village were alter to accommodate the American Woolen Company Administration Building.

This home may have been saved and became part of the Shawsheen Village development 1918 – 1924 by William M. Wood, President of the American Woolen Company. Wood hired about eight different architects to design the homes and structures for the village. Homes were sold or rented through the Homestead Association who had offices in the Post Office building on the corner of North Main & Poor Streets.

After the death of William M. Wood in Feb. 1926 most of the residential and commercial buildings were then sold. Some were held by the Wood family in the "Arden Trust" and others with the American Woolen Company, which had been deeded the property in December 1920. The A.W.Co. Board of Directors authorized its President, Lionel J. Noah, to deliver all deeds, as deemed necessary to the Textile Realty for sale on Dec. 29, 1931.

The Textile Realty then transferred ownership to the Andover Shawsheen Realty Company on June 30, 1932, holding the mortgage on the properties. T. Edwin Andrew, treasurer, was authorized to sell or rent the properties. With the Great Depression sales were sluggish and many homes were rented until the economy rebounded.

The first occupants of record to lease the home in 1926 were Thomas J. & Margaret A. Ryan. Thomas was the manager of the storehouse for the American Woolen Co.

This house was sold to Edward J. & Edna B. Carey on April 26, 1934. Edward b. 1886 was the manager of the Singer Sewing Co. in Boston in 1943. In 1961 Edward gives his occupation of treasurer. Edna b. 1898 was a housewife. The Careys owned the home for 34 years then selling to Peter A. & Maxine S. Grogan on May 19, 1966.


Essex County Registry Deeds, Salem, MA
Essex Northern Registry Deeds, Lawrence, MA
Andover Maps, 1852, 1872, 1888, 1906, 1926
Andover Street Directories
See Map plan #704 - American Woolen Company - Sept. 1927
#878 - June 1932 - Textile Realty Company lot #18

American Woolen Company - Dec. 30, 1920 - b. 435 p. 215
Textile Realty Company - Dec. 30, 1931 - b. 563 p. 351
Andover Shawsheen Realty Co. - June. 30, 1932 - b. 565 p. 87
Edward J. & Edna B. Carey - April 26, 1934 - b. 577 p. 521
Peter A. & Maxine S. Grogan - May 19, 1966 - b. 1060 p. 214
John E. & Sharon D. Adams - July 2, 1975 - b. 1262 p. 685
Walter G. & Deborah L. Worontsoff - Apr. 29, 1977 - b. 1306 p. 757
Rose Ann (Audesse) Denning - Aug. 30, 1979 - b. 1387 p. 231
Jerry E. & Alison Wetterskog - Oct. 11, 1985 - b. 2060 p. 51
David F. & Mary Ellen McDermitt - Dec. 19, 1988 - b. 2859 p. 339
Daniel W. & Christina A. Cronin - OCt. 27, 2009 - b. 11813 p. 195

Inventory Data:

StreetBalmoral St
PlaceShawsheen Village - Frye Village
Historic DistrictShawsheen Village NRH District
Historic NameCarey House
Present Useresidence
Original Useresidence
Construction Date1920 - 1922
Architectural StyleColonial Revival
Architect/BuilderClifford Allbright
Roofasphalt - gable
Major AlterationsFormer open screened in porch on west side enclosed
Acreage0.163 acre
Map and parcel36-31
Recorded byJames S. Batchelder
OrganizationAndover Preservation Commission
Date entered1980 - 7/3/2015