359 North Main Street

Architectural Description: 

Greek Revival influence, Pediment facing street, columns and engaged pilasters create the Greek Temple look. The style is campatable with the Georgian Revival style of several of the buildings in Shawsheen Village

Historical Narrative: 

This home was built as part of the Shawsheen Village development by William M. Wood, President of the American Woolen Co. Wood hired about eight different architects or firms to design homes and structures for the village. This building is unique to the Village as it is the only one of this style designed by Adden & Parker of Boston. The brick exterior is made from Kane-Gronic bricks made by the Goodrich Co. in Epping, NH, and used on all the business buildings and houses in "Brick Shawsheen" across the street.

The house was designed as a single family residence with one front center entrance and was under construction during the summer of 1919.
AT - Aug. 1,1919 Frye Village Transformed...... "Then came the moving of that old landmark, the Donald homestead, which had been for many years the summer home of Dr. George M. Garland’s family of Boston. This is now back on a line with the Smith house and faces the street. It also faces its beautiful old-fashioned garden that has been one of the delights of Andover flower lovers for a long time. Two more houses, one of brick and the other a Colonial frame house, are being builded between that and the inkshop."

Today the building houses three separate units and is used as professional office space.

Homes were first sold or rented through the Homestead Association who had offices in the Post Office building on the corner of North Main and 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 by the American Woolen Company, which had been deeded the properties in December 1920. The AWCo Board of Directors authorized its President, Lionel J. Noah, to deliver all deeds, as deemed necessary to the Textile Realty Company for sale to private owners on Dec. 29, 1931.

The Textile Realty Co. then transferred ownership to the Andover Shawsheen Realty Company on June 30, 1932. 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.

This property was however sold directly to Anna J. Harig, wife of Karl G. Harig on August 29, 1927. .


Essex County Registry Deeds, Salem, MA
Essex Northern Registry Deeds, Lawrence, MA
Mills, Mansions, and Mergers, Edward G. Roddy 1982
Shawsheen Village Map 1922 -
Andover Historical Society, maps & files

William Donald
Henry P. Binney
American Woolen Co. - Dec. 30, 1920 - b. 435 p. 215
Anna J. Harig - Aug. 29, 1927 - b. 534 p. 516
Karl G. Harig, wife Carolynn M - July 7, 1955 - b. 818 p. 337
William H. & Catherine D. Caverly - Apr. 10, 1962 - b. 955 p. 401
The Pillars,Inc. Wm. H. Caverly & John Webster - July 1, 1965 - b. 1037 p. 245
William H. Caverly & John Webster - Feb. 27, 1976 - b. 1277 p. 5
Donald I. & Barbara L. Richmond - Sept. 17, 1976 - b. 1291 p. 691
John H. Daher - Oct. 6, 1983 - b. 1731 p. 181
359 North Main St. Nominee Trust, Paula H. Daher, TR - Sept. 8, 1994 - b. 4123 p. 117

Inventory Data:

StreetNorth Main St
PlaceShawsheen Village - Frye Village
Historic DistrictShawsheen Village NRH District
Present Useresidences - 3 units
Original Useresidence
Construction Date1919 summer
SourceERDS, ENRDL, AHS file, njs, style
Architectural StyleGeorgian Revival
Architect/BuilderAdden & Parker of Boston
Roofgable - slate
Major AlterationsInterior conversion to three units
Acreage0.338 acre
Map and parcel52-29
Recorded byStack/Mofford, James Batchelder
OrganizationAndover Preservation Commission
Date entered1975 - 1977, 3/10/2015