Original owner; Donald family (William Donald).
Themes - Architectural, Community Development.
Miss Alice Donald was resident in white house next to Shawsheen Manor (Directory 1916). She was a descendant of Donald family who were early settlers at Frye Village (now Shawsheen Village).
William Donald founded an ink factory here and in 1840's was an active abolitionist, assisting slaves to freedom in Canada on the "Underground Railway". He also served in the State House of Representatives and was a charter member of the Free Christian Church.
Essex North Registry Deeds, Lawrence, MA
Siebert, Wilbur; "Andover Underground Traffic" in the Underground Railway in Massachusetts (Worcester: Antiquarian Society, 1936) p. 29-31
Fuess, Claude; Andover, Symbol of New England, 1959, p. 314, 338.
Walter C. Donald
Fannie S. Smith - July 23, 1900 - b. 179 p. 44
Henry P. Binney, Trustee - Aug. 30, 1910 - b. 295 p. 88
American Woolen Company - Dec. 30, 1920 - b. 435 p. 215 (parcel #14 p. 226)
Joseph DeAcutis - Jan. 12, 1931 - b. 556 p. 144
Edward S. & Katherine M. Moss - May 6, 1953 - b. 775 p. 307 - portion
Nicholas R. & Stella R. Mulick - Feb. 8, 1955 b. 808 p. 159
John G. & Anne B. Gourdeau - Oct. 18, 1955 - b. 882 p. 204
Arthur C. Antonopoulos, wife Madeline - Nov. 26, 1956 - b. 846 p. 43
Arthur C. Anton Realty Trust, Arthur C. Anton & Socrates C. Antonopoulas, Tr. - Oct. 1, 1966 - b. 1079 p. 113
Anton Realty Trust, Arthur C. Anton - Jan 4, 1971 - b. 1172 p. 427
Anton Realty Trust, John C. Anton (Antonopoulos) - May 19, 1976 - b. 1282 p. 200
|Street||North Main St|
|Place||Shawsheen Village - Frye Village|
|Historic District||Shawsheen Village NRH District|
|Historic Name||Donald House|
|Present Use||residence - apartments|
|Construction Date||early 19th century c. 1820|
|Foundation||stone & granite|
|Major Alterations||severely altered from original state. House turned 90 degrees and moved to rear of former lot in 1920. Served as annex to the Shawsheen Manor.|
|Move Details||1920 to rear of original lot.|
|Acreage||less than one acre; 100 ft. distance from street|
|Map and parcel||52-30|
|Recorded by||Stack/Mofford, James Batchelder|
|Organization||Andover Preservation Commission|
|Date entered||1975-77, 06/06/2015|