35 Washington Avenue

Architectural Description: 

Queen Anne style
The vinyl siding covers the original wood clapboards, shingles and window trim boards. Doric columns on front porch.

Historical Narrative: 

Washington Ave was constructed in 1889 and lots were then sold off to residents and developers. By 1906 eighteen new homes had been built.

Aug. 30, 1889 Andover Townsman p. 4 - The new street, Washington Ave. is progressing rapidly, and from all appearances it is likely to be a good piece of road. The ledge at the Elm Street end had been blasted sufficiently, and the men are now engaged cutting down the ground above the grad and filling in the lower places. Quite a piece stretching from Summer Street is ready for the finishing touches.
October 25, 1889 AT – The new street Washington Ave. is beginning to look like a very good piece of road. The top dressing of red spring gravel is being put on.
Nov. 1, 1889 p.1 AT Commissioner Hayward has finished putting the top coat of Red Spring gravel on Washington Ave. and one sidewalk has been made the entire length.

David A. Whitman and wife Margaret purchased the property on Nov. 12, 1900 from Blanche L. Cummings.

Rev. Francis H. Johnson owned a mansion on Elm St. now Johnson Acres. He was first married to Mary A. "Marcy" Dove daughter of John Dove, of the Smith & Dove Manufacturing Co. in Andover. After her death he remarried to Mary Beach. Their residence on Elm St. remained in the Johnson family until 1934. Rev. Johnson purchased this property from David A. Whitman, wife Margaret on Oct. 30, 1902. It was used as investment income property for Johnson.

With the death of Francis H. Johnson his widow Mary Beach Johnson then sold this home to Timothy J. O'Sullivan on July 25, 1921. Timothy died the following year and the property was inherited by his widow Elizabeth O'Sullian. Elizabeth then sold to Evelyn Reed Marr, wife of Michael J. Marr on July 18, 1923. Marr owned for 13 years then selling to John H. & Gertrude R. Flint on May 5, 1936.

Bibliography/References: 

Essex Northern Registry Deeds, Lawrence, MA
Andover Townsman
Andover Advertiser

Owners:
Charles D. Cummings estate - Nov. 7, 1898 - probate
Blanche L. Cummings heir - Nov. 7, 1898 - probate
David A. Whitman, wife Margaret - Nov. 12, 1900 - b. 182 p. 19
Rev. Francis H. Johnson - Oct. 30, 1902 - b. 199 p. 408
Francis H. Johnson estate, Mary Beach Johnson widow heir -
Timothy J. O'Sullivan - July 25, 1921 - b. 443 p. 481
Timothy J. O'Sullivan estate, heir Elizabeth O'Sullivan widow - 1922
Margaret E. Mullaney - Oct. 23, 1922 - b. 467 p. 216 - deed transfer
Elizabeth O'Sullivan - Oct. 23, 1922 - b. 467 p. 217
Evelyn Reed Marr, wife of Michael J. - July 18, 1923 - b. 483 p. 403-404
John H. & Gertrude R. Flint - May 5, 1936 - b. 598 p. 56
John H. & Gertrude R. Flint estate, John H. heir - Aug. 21, 1946 - probate
Philip A. Chenevert, wife Patricia A. - Oct. 18, 1946 - b. 691 p. 174
John H. & Alice R. Hewett - Nov. 21, 1951 - b. 757 p. 93
Frank B. & Doris M. Bayliss - July 22, 1955
Frank B. Bayliss estate, Doris M. Bayliss heir
Frank B. Bayliss Jr. Dec. 21, 1992 - b. 3625 p. 234
Frank B. & Lori Bayliss
Ilya & Anne Krasik - Nov. 18, 1994 - b. 4175 p. 66
Anne Krasik - May 13, 1999 - b. 5432 p. 227
Victor E. & Diane L. Morris - May 19, 2000 - b. 5752 p. 76
Victor E. & Diane L. Morris - Nov. 5, 2013 - b. 13691 p. 324 Homestead

Inventory Data:

StreetWashington Av
PlaceAndover Center District
Historic DistrictNot Applicable
Present UseResidence
Original Useresidence
Construction Date1890
SourceECRDS, ENRDL, style-njs
Architectural StyleQueen Anne
FoundationBrick/stone foundation
Wall/Trimclapboards/shingles/vinyl covered
Roofasphalt - gable
Outbuildings / Secondary StructuresModern garage
Major Alterationspool (1974)
Conditiongood
Acreage0.298 acre; lot size: 12980 sq. ft.
Settingresidential
Map and parcel21-69
MHC NumberANV.583
Recorded byStack/Mofford, James S. Batchelder
OrganizationAndover Preservation Commission
Date entered1975-1977, 4/12/2016

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