Other features: swag detail on front bay; window heads unusual, Carpenter Gothic elements saw tooth design - projects 3-4"
written in attic beam
Themes: Architectural, Community development
This property was owned by George H. French in 1854 and sold to Benjamin F. Wardwell on Nov. 9, 1854 for $300. The parcel of land was 1 acre 80 rods. Wardwell then purchased a second lot for $250 from French on Dec. 31, 1855. The second deed contained the stipulation "Wardwell to build all said fence and maintain the southerly one half of same."
This home is not listed in the 1870 Andover Valuation Schedule and was not built in 1854 as previously stated. AA April. 18, 1884 p.9 B. F. Wardwell has nearly completed his new dwelling house nearly opposite his residence on Summer Street.
The Wardwell family owned the property for 59 years but rented the home as Ben lived across the street at #42 Summer St. Benjamin F. Wardwell died in 1912 and his executors were Delia A. Wardwell and Nelson H. B. Wardwell by probate court on June 3, 1913.
In the 1900 Census Anthony Balser b. July 1864 in Canada, a Blacksmith was renting the home. His wife is Mary L b. Dec. 1864 in Scotland and three children; Perley A. b. Oct. 1887, Andy W. b. Nov. 1889 and Mary M. b. May 1891.
1910 Census Robert Stinger age 35 born Holland, a driver for a Laundry team, wife Susie age 29 b. MA and one son Robert G. age 2, rent the home.
After the death of Benjamin Wardwell in 1912 the home was sold to Ella B. Dodge, wife of Frank E. Dodge on June 26, 1913 who owned for eight years. Frank & Ella lived at 68 Park St. Frank was a mason and this house was investment property for Ella. The 1920 Valuation lists Ella B. House $1500, 1/1/2 land $1300, 18000 sq. ft. parcel on Summer St. (Pasho) $600 = $3400 assessment. Ella sold to Rebecca Hurwitch, wife of Harry on Sept. 15, 1921.
The Hurwitch family became the first owners to occupy the home since its construction. They also rented it for six from 1915 until their purchase. The 1916 Town Directory lists Harry Hurwitch, a tailor at 3 Main Street, living at 41 Summer St. with his wife Rebecca. Harry most likely worked for Burke & Co. tailors, who moved into the store vacated by Paul Hannon in the Carter Block in March 1911.
Born Hyman Harry Hurwitch on Feb. 15, 1875 in Bobruisk, Russia, son of Gerchen & Chae H. (Smith) Hurwitch. Harry was Jewish, spoke Yiddish, and married in Russia to Jennie Greenfield b. 1874 dau. of Harry & Ida S. (Aronin) Greenfield. Harry emigrated from Rotterdam, Holland on April 1, 1901 on the “Pasdan” arriving in New York City on April 15, 1901. Daughter “Susie” b. April 1, 1901 in Russia. Sadly Jennie died on May 7, 1904 in Boston. Harry worked as a tailor in Boston, at that time and remarried on Aug. 9, 1904 to Sore G. Rebecca “Beckie” Adler age 18, a Tailoress, b. Sept. 12, 1888 in Riga, Latvia, Russia, dau. of Lio Lazarus & Etha “Alice” (Split) Adler. Harry & Rebecca had nine children; Hyman Henry b. Nov. 16, 1905, Helen Ruth b. May 31, 1907, Abraham Samuel b. Apr. 9, 1909, Sylvia Marion b. Jan. 10, 1910, Rose Rachel b. Jan. 28, 1912 – d. 1920, Julia b. Oct. 18, 1914 – d. 1920, Caroline Edith b. Oct. 18, 1915, in Andover, Pearl Victory b. Nov. 13, 1918 and Leonard Ernest b. Aug. 29, 1924. The 1920 census does not list Rose or Julia.
Harry registered for the WWI Draft in 1917 age 43, tall, slender, gray eyes and black hair. He was employed then as a laborer for William M. Wood at his estate “Arden” at 274 North Main Street. Harry continues to list his occupation as a tailor in directories and in 1928 is a working for Furrier, His son Henry is a truck driver for the same company. Daughters Helen, Sylvia and Caroline all graduated from Punchard High School, in 1924, 1928 and 1934 respectively. Harry later took work in Boston and moved to Blue Hill Ave. They sold the property to James D. & Eunice L. Dailey on b. June 23, 1934.
James Dewey Dailey was born October 28, 1898 in Madbury, Stratford, NH, son of James H. & Katherine (Murphy) Dailey. James was a dairyman in North Andover when he married on Aug. 17, 1930 in Newton, NH, to Eunice Clark Lovejoy b. Andover, dau. of Stephen A. & Clara (Moody) Lovejoy. James opened a Service Station at the corner of Salem St. and 125 Bypass about 1937-1953. Eunice worked as a bookkeeper for Phillips Academy. They did not have children. In 1951 James’ mother Katherine lived with them. Dailey converted the house to a two family. The 1940 Census includes Frank & Anna P. Humphrey living at this address. Dailey owned for 18 years then sold to Leslie D. & Mildred K. Westfall on Apr. 23, 1953.
1890 Tax list; B. F. Wardwell, house $1000, 2 1/3 acre
1900 Tax list; B. F. Wardwell, house $1000, 1 acre
1906 Tax list; B. F. Wardwell
1910 Tax list; B. F. Wardwell, house $1000, 1 acre
1918 - 1919 Service station; Henry Hurwitch (Rebecca) tailor do
1926 Service Station; Harry Hurwitch (Rebecca) tailor and Susie (operator)
1920 Tax list; Ella B. Dodge (r. 68 Park St.) - House 41 Summer $1500, 1 1/2 acre $1300
1930 - 1931 Harry Hurwitch (Rebecca) furrier
1932- 1933 Harry Hurwitch (Rebecca) furrier
1937 - 1952 - Service Station; James D. Dailey
1945 Eunice & James Dailey, prop. Dailey Service Station - Salem St. & Bypass
Essex County Registry Deeds, Salem, MA
Essex Northern Registry Deeds, Lawrence, MA
Plan map #929 - June 1934
George H. French - 1854
Benjamin F. Wardwell - Nov. 9, 1854 - b. 509 leaf 66 - lot 1- $300
Benjamin F. Wardwell - Dec. 31, 1855 - b. 525 leaf 226 - lot 2 - $250
Benjamin F. Wardwell estate, Extrs. Delia A. Wardwell, Nelson H. B. Wardwell - June 3, 1913
Ella B. Dodge, wife of Frank E. - June 26, 1913 - b. 331 p. 362
Rebecca Hurwitch, wife of Harry - Sept. 15, 1921 - b. 446 p. 41
James D. & Eunice L. Dailey - b. June 23, 1934 - b. 579 p. 431-433
Leslie D. & Mildred K. Westfall - Apr. 23, 1953 - b. 763 p. 432
Ralph Robert Shaw - Mar. 15, 1960 - b. 911 p. 438
Ralph Robert Shaw estate, Paul L. Whitley Extr. - d. Dec. 14, 1994 - Probate
Mildred K. Westfall - Mar. 25, 1996 - b. 4462 p. 325
Mildred K. Westfall life, estate - Apr. 18. 1996 - b. 4828 p. 249
Lesley J. Whitley, Lilia J. Leland, Linda A. Jewett, Lawrence D. Westfall - Apr. 18. 1996 - b. 4828 p. 249
Alan S. & Pamela S. Russel - June 8, 2001 - b. 6189 p. 233
Daniel J. & Alyssa K. Wrigley - Nov. 15, 2007 - b. 10972 p. 232
|Place||Andover Center District|
|Historic District||Not Applicable|
|Historic Name||B. F. Wardwell - Hurwitch House|
|Present Use||residence - 2 family|
|Source||ECRDS, ENRDL, style-njs|
|Architect/Builder||Benjamin F. Wardwell builder|
|Roof||asphalt - gable|
|Outbuildings / Secondary Structures||modern garage|
|Major Alterations||conversion to two family about 1935.|
|Acreage||0.210 acre; lot size: 9,140 sq. ft.; approx. frontage: Paso Street- 115', Summer Street - 72'|
|Map and parcel||22-15|
|Recorded by||Stack/Mofford, James S. Batchelder|
|Organization||Andover Historical Commission|
|Date entered||1975-1977, 5/24/2016|