40 Central Street

Historical Narrative: 

The Revolutionary War Memorial Park and monument were created by the Town of Andover during our country's Bicentennial Anniversary of the War of Independence in 1976. The Andover Militia answered the call to Lexington & Concord on April 19, 1775 but arrived too late to engage the British. The Battle of Bunker Hill in Charlestown saw Andover's first casualties as five Militia Men died of wounds during engagement. A total of twenty two Andover men made the ultimate sacrifice for Independence and Liberty.

The inscription:
"He Fought The Fight, He Kept The Step,
Loyal, And Brave, And True.
For A Free Land He Paid The Price,
Comrades, That Day For You."

These word were written by local authoress and poet Annie Sawyer Downs.

Inventory Data:

StreetCentral St
PlaceAndover Center District
Historic DistrictCentral Street NRH District
Historic NameRevolutionary War Memorial
Present UseMemorial Park
Original UseOpen space
Construction Date1976
Architectural StyleOther
FoundationGranite bricks
Wall/TrimLocal Granite boulder/bronze plaque
Outbuildings / Secondary Structuresflag pole and seating benches
Map and parcel55-156
Recorded byJames S. Batchelder
OrganizationAndover Preservation Commission
Date enteredApril 15, 2017