39 Sunset Rock Road

Architectural Description: 

Style: Dutch/Colonial Revival

Architectural significance: Nice example of the Colonial Revival rage of the 1920's and 1930's. Home built by Addison LeBouttillier who was a famous Arts & Crafts architect. This building has craftsman influence as well as the Colonial (as seen in the Gambrel roof and 6x6 windows)

Historical Narrative: 

Historical significance: Addison LeBouttillier was a locally and nationally famous Arts and Crafts designer for the Gruby Pottery Co. in Boston. He was a gifted architect as well and did several homes and additions in Andover. His work shows aspects of the craftsman aesthetic as well as those of the Colonial Revival movement. His work is well respected. More information in LeBoutillier family files at Andover Historical Society.

LeBoutillier likely designed this house for his daughter Winifred Tyer and her husband, Henry Tyer in 1928. He also designed the home next door at 45 Sunset Rock Road in 1938, and a small stone cottage nearby at 100 Spring Grove Road in 1908.

Bibliography/References: 

Essex County Registry Deeds, Salem, MA
Essex Northern Registry Deeds, Lawrence, MA
Andover Historical Society LeBoutillier family files
Tyer Memories
Map plan #1768 - Aug. 26, 1928 - Henry C. Tyer, updated June 24, 1947

Owners;
Sarah F. Abbott, wife of Asa Abbott
Sarah F. Abbott estate, John Alden Abbott, heir son - Probate
John Alden Abbott estate; heirs, Anna F. A. Perkins, Harriet A> Clark, Asa G. Abbott, H. F. Babbitt guardian of Albert T. Abbott
Mary F. Babbitt - Dec. 8, 1916 - b. 374 p. 1
Henry C. Tyer - Nov. 9, 1922 - b. 469 p. 291
Winifred LeBoutillier Tyer, wife of Henry C. - Jan. 26, 1931 - b. 557 p. 14
John & Emily F. Christison - Aug. 1, 1947 - b. 701 p. 4
Philips S. & Eleanor T. Clements Nov. 25, 1949 - b. 729 p. 495
Eleanor T. Clements estate, Phillip S. Clements heir - May 12, 1970
Michael A. & Josephine C. Gravellese, Jr. - Oct. 13, 1970 - b. 1160 p. 373

Inventory Data:

StreetSunset Rock Rd
PlaceAndover - Scotland District
Historic DistrictNot Applicable
Historic NameHenry G. Tyer House
Present Useresidence
Original Useresidence
Construction Date1928
SourceECRDS, ENRDL, Tyer Memoirs
Architectural StyleColonial Revival
Architect/BuilderAddison LeBouttillier
Foundationstone/granite
Wall/Trimshingle
Roofslate - gambrel
Outbuildings / Secondary Structuresnone
Major Alterationsplant window (date?); new addition (date?)
Conditionexcellent
Move Detailsno
Acreage4.6 acres
Settingresidential
Map and parcel79-18
Recorded bySean Craft, James Batchelder, Karen Herman
OrganizationAndover Historical Society, Andover Preservation Commission
Date entered8 Jul 1991. 6/21/2016

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