Shawsheen Village was named after the Native American name for the river Shawshin, which means Great Spring. Prior to Shawsheen Village this area was known as Frye Village. All the streets in the Village were named for Castles & Cathedrals in Great Britain.
This home was not built as part of the Shawsheen Village development 1918 - 1924 by William M. Wood, President of the American Woolen Company, but falls within the buffer zone of the Shawsheen Village National Register Historic District. The home is of Post WWII construction and is sited on property once owned by the William Donald family and referred to in deeds as the Ink Shop site. Donald made Ink Black and printing inks and the factory was located on North Main St.
After the death of William M. Wood on Feb. 2, 1926 most of the residential and commercial buildings in Shawsheen Village were then sold. Some were held by the Wood family in the "Arden Trust" and others with the American Woolen Company, which had been deeded the properties in December 1920. The A.W.Co. Board of Directors authorized its President, Lionel J. Noah, to deliver all deeds, as deemed necessary to the Textile Realty Co. for sale on Dec. 29, 1931.
The Textile Realty then transferred ownership to the Andover Shawsheen Realty Company on June 30, 1932, holding the mortgage on the properties. T. Edwin Andrew, treasurer, was authorized to sell or lease the properties. With the Great Depression sales were sluggish and many homes were rented until the economy rebounded.
This house lot was sold to Frank & Cecelia Cairns on July 20, 1951. Frank Cairns was the builder and contractor of this home and also #2 & #6 Kenilworth Street. Cairn then sold the new home to Lucien W. & Edna C. Zubrinski on Oct. 27, 1952. Lucien was a maintenance man. The Zubrinski family would own the property for 43 years. Lucien b. 1902 died on on Sept. 6, 1984 at age 82. His wife Edna b. 1909 died on Nov. 9, 1991. Edna was also 82. Their daughter Theordora A. Zubrinski inherited the property and sold four years later to Paul R. & Lorraine L. Higginbottom on Feb. 28, 1995.
Ronald P. & Michelle Mulcahey then purchased the home on Sept. 15, 1995 and continue as owners of record in 2015.
Essex County Registry Deeds, Salem, MA
Essex Northern Registry Deeds, Lawrence, MA
Andover Maps, 1852, 1872, 1888, 1906, 1926
Andover Street Directories
Mills, Mergers and Mansions, by Edward Roddy 1982
See Map plan #704 - American Woolen Company - Sept. 1927
#880 - June 1932 - Textile Realty Company lot #
Map #2391 - lot I
Map #2150 - Nov. 1949 - lot J
Owners; Along Riverina Rd.
John Smith & Peter Smith – Dec. 29, 1841 –b. 335 leaf 99
Smith & Dove Manufacturing Co. – July 1, 1864 - b. 677 leaf 259 Salem deed
Robert Braisford, General Degreasing Co. – July 21, 1902 – b. 197 p. 32
Beacon Trust Company. – Dec. 23, 1904 – b. 217 p. 80
Daniel C. Smith –Mar. 28, 1909 – b. 258 p. 446
Arlington National Bank – June 11, 1909 – b. 274 p. 565
James E. McGovern – July 17, 1909 – b. 275 p. 400 – mgt sale
Henry P. Binney, Trustee of A. W. Co. – Aug. 14, 1909 - b. 277 p. 310
American Woolen Company, Wm. M. Wood Pres. - Dec. 30, 1920 -435 p. 215 parcel 1
Textile Realty Co., Lionel J. Noah, Pres. A.W.Co. - Dec. 30, 1931 - b. 563 p. 351
Andover Shawsheen Realty Co. - June. 30, 1932 - b. 565 p. 87 - 30th parcel
Kenilworth Street -
Textile Realty Co. - Ink Shop lot - 3.88 acres
Andover Shawsheen Realty Co - Oct. 30, 1937 - b. 611 p. 177 - parcel 2
Frank & Cecelia Cairns - July 20, 1951 - b. 753 p. 438
Lucien W. & Edna C. Zubrinski - Oct. 27, 1952 - b. 767 p. 543
Lucien W. Zubrinski estate, Edna C. Zubrinski heir - Sept. 6, 1984
Edna C. Zubrinski estate, Theodora A. Zubrinski heir - Nov. 9, 1991 - Probate
Paul R. & Lorraine L. Higginbottom - Feb. 28, 1995 - b. 4210 p. 108
Ronald P. & Michelle Mulcahey - Sept. 15, 1995 - b. 4340 p. 80
Ronald P. & Michelle Mulcahey -Dec. 12, 2002 - b. 7367 p. 1
Ronald P. & Michelle Mulcahey - July 16, 2004 - b. 8931 p. 237
Ronald P. Mulcahey Dec. 18, 2006 - b. 10549 p. 63
Century Bank & Trust Co. May 2013
Douglas Ahern, Patricia Mulcahey, assignee - May 2013 - b. 13396 p. 281
Patricia Mulcahey - May 20, 2013 - b. 13487 p. 319
|Historic District||Shawsheen Village NRH District|
|Historic Name||Lucien W. & Edna C. Zubrinski House|
|Construction Date||1952 - 1953|
|Roof||gable - asphalt|
|Major Alterations||Front portico entrance may be a later addition|
|Map and parcel||52-21|
|Recorded by||James S. Batchelder|
|Organization||Andover Preservation Commission|
|Date entered||July 29, 2015|