348-362 North Main Street

Architectural Description: 

NRDIS, conformed to brick style of Shawsheen Village - Wood's aim always for aesthetic order and conformity of style

Historical Narrative: 

Themes - Architectural, Commerce, Community development, and Industry.

Original owner American Woolen Co.
Subsequent uses, commercial space and Post office.
Present owner;
Merrimack Mutual Fire Insurance Co.

One of the later public buildings (still in the early 1920's), this space was easily filled by merchants and businesses for its "strategic location with respect to textile New England". Stores for Shawsheen residents also located here.


See area form - Shawsheen for complete bibliography

Inventory Data:

StreetNorth Main St
PlaceShawsheen Village - Frye Village
Historic DistrictNot Applicable
Historic NameMerchants Block "The Aberdeen" - American Woolen Company
Present UseCondos, commercial space & USPO
Original UseMerchants building offices.
Construction Date1924
SourceBusiness Dir. Of Shawsheen, 1922 Town Crier
Architectural StyleGeorgian Revival
Architect/BuilderClifford Allbright
Foundationconcrete / brick
Wall/Trimbrick and limestone
Roofasphalt/gravel- flat
Major AlterationsCondominium Conversion 1970's
Acreage1.45 acres
Map and parcel52-43
MHC NumberANV.406
Recorded byStack/Mofford
OrganizationAndover Historical Commission
Date entered1975-77