4 Locke Street

Architectural Description: 

Gable end to street, nice front porch detail

Historical Narrative: 

This property was once part of the Nathan W. Hazen Estate at 111 Main Street which extended from Locke Street to Morton Street. John H. & Frances A. Flint purchased the property and began to divide the former estate into house lots which spurred development on both Locke Street and southward along Main Street. Mrs. Christinia Odlin purchased the lot and built her new home in 1891 at 109 Main Street as a single family residence. It is now known as the Andover Manse.
This lot at #4 Locke Street was the west end of her property. Mrs. Odlin built this house about 1900 in her back year with a pathway and stone stairway leading between both properties which is mentioned as a boundry line in the deed. In 1917 Christinia divided the lots saving #4 Locke St. for herself. After her death in 1922 William Odlin administrator of her estate, sold the property to John E. Potier and Mark E. Surette. on Oct. 27, 1922. Later Rose & George Potier with Mark Surette held the property. In May 1956 it was sold to Robert B. Sawyer. Sawyer owned for 13 years then selling to William J. Dalton in Sept. 1969. Dalton kept the property for 3 years before selling to Dennis A. & Ruth Doherty in Aug. 1972. Dennis Doherty would later acquire the home across the street at 5-7 Locke St. in 1976. The Dohertys owned the property for 35 years.
THey sold to Robert G. & Maria Moeller in Feb. 2007 which was then placed in the Moeller Family Trust in April. 2007.
The 12 room house is now an apartment building with three units.


Essex County Registry Deeds, Salem, MA
Essex Northern Registry Deeds, Lawrence, MA

Major Daniel Cummings - 1818 -1825
James Locke - 1825 - 1840
Nathan W. Hazen - 1840 – 1887
Mary P. Hazen estate, Abby Pingree - 1887 – 1888
Frances A. Flint & John H. Flint - Oct. 16, 1888 - b. 97 p.453
Christinia Odlin - May 14, 1891 - b. 112 p. 475
William Odlin - May 24, 1917 - b. 376 p. 571 - #109 Main division
Christinia Odlin estate, William Odlin Adm. Oct. 17, 1922
John E. & Rose V. Potier and Mark E. Surette - Oct. 27, 1922 -b. 463 p. 124
Rose V. Potier and Mark E. Surette
Robert B. Sawyer - May 30, 1956 - b. 830 p. 498
William J. Dalton - Sept. 25, 1969 - b. 1141 p. 55
Dennis A. & Ruth Doherty - Sept. 25, 1969 - b. 1201 p. 106
Robert G. & Maria G. Moeller - Feb. 5, 2007 - b. 10619 p. 313
Moeller Family Trust - Apr. 24, 2007 b. 10723 p. 51

Inventory Data:

StreetLocke St
PlaceAndover Center
Historic DistrictMain/Locke Streets NRH District
Historic NameOdlin - Potier House
Present Useresidence/apartments
Original Useresidence
Construction Dateabt. 1900
Architectural StyleOther
Wall/Trimclapboards/vinyl covered
Major AlterationsVinyl siding and deck of original front porch
Acreageless than one acre
Map and parcel40-1
Recorded byJames S. Batchelder
OrganizationAndover Preservation Commission
Date entered03/04/2006, 3/2014