38 Washington Avenue

Architectural Description: 

Queen Anne style; This home has been well maintained and holds all its original architectural features. Decorative shingle work, clapboards, good porch - spindle work - stained glass, all contribute to the elegant style of the home.

Historical Narrative: 

Themes: architectural, community development

Aug. 30, 1889 Andover Townsman p. 4 - The new street, Washington Ave. is progressing rapidly.
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.

Bibliography/References: 

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

Owners:
Mary A. Bodwell
John H. Flint
George W. Stiles, wife Susan
William J. Simpson - Nov. 10, 1919 - b. 411 p. 327
Robert McCoubrie - July 6, 1926 - b. 523 p. 546
Sarah McCoubrie and Annie McCoubrie - Feb. 10, 1941 - b. 638 p. 350
Annie McCoubrie estate, Sarah McCoubrie heir - Jan. 2, 1988 - probate
James Dale MacDonald & Debra D. MacDonald - Mar. 20, 1992 - b. 3429 p. 114
Debra D. (MacDonald) Menich - Mar. 16, 1993 - b. 3681 p. 323
Kevin F. & Rebecca A. Marphy - March 30, 1995 - b. 4231 p. 257

Inventory Data:

StreetWashington Av
PlaceAndover Center District
Historic DistrictNot Applicable
Present Useresidence
Original Useresidence
Construction Datec. 1890's
SourceECRDS, ENRDL, style-njs
Architectural StyleQueen Anne
Architect/BuilderGeorge W. Stiles builder
Foundationstone/granite
Wall/Trimclapboards/shingles/wood
Roofasphalt - gable
Conditionexcellent
Acreage0.206 acre; lot size: 8,960 sq. ft.; approx. frontage: 60'
Settingresidential
Map and parcel21-102
MHC NumberANV.585
Recorded byStack/Mofford, James S. Batchelder
OrganizationAndover Preservation Commission
Date entered1975-1977, 4/12/2016

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