Greek Revival cape style home, front facing south, corner boards, entablature banding, entrance surround and window treatment all Greek Revival elements.
Themes: Architectural, Community development
This home does not appear on the 1852 map of Andover. The style is Greek Revival, popular between 1820 and 1860.
Porter Livingston of Tewksbury, MA sold this 8acre 69 poles pasture to Hannah B. Shedd for $125. on Oct. 8, 1859. The deed recorded Jan. 20, 1860. Hannah Brown Shedd, single daughter of Silas & Polly (Brown) Shedd had the home built sometime between 1860 and 1868. Hannah sold one undivided half of the property, with her homestead house, to he sister-in-law Susan D. Shedd, wife of Charles O. Shedd on Sept. 24, 1868. Susan Shedd paid $400. From this point onward both owned the property together.
The 1872 map clearly marks this home as H. & S. Shedd. The H. is for Hannah B. Shedd and the S. is for Susan D. Shedd. The 1900 Valuation schedule lists Hannah Shedd - Osgood District, 1/2 house $300. barn $150, 3 acres land $125 ad 2 1/2 acre Fleming land. Mrs. Susan Shedd - Osgood District - 1/2 house $300, barn & shed $150. 5 acres land $150. Susan Shedd's valuation is the same in 1910.
Silas & Polly (Brown) Shedd were from Andover. Silas b. 1800 d. Mar. 24, 1864 and Polly b. 1799 - d. May 6, 1863. They had seven children; Silas b.May 23, 1820, Mary b. Dec. 13, 1822, Hannah B. b. Feb. 5, 1824, Martha b. Jan. 6, 1826 Lucy b. Apr. 15, 1828 Charles O. b. Aug. 29, 1829 and Thaddeus b. June 28, 1834 - d. Oct. 11, 1838. Of their children Silas, Hannah B. and Charles O. are associated with this home.
Charles O. Shedd married Susan D. and lived in the home. Charles is listed as a farmer in the 1880 census, age 50, wife Susan is 38 and they have five children; Ellen M. age 11, Barilla E. age 9, Carrie T. age 8, Arthur B. age 6, and Susie F. age 1. Hannah B. and brother Silas Shedd are living with Thurza Brown at 36 Brown St. Silas was a stone mason who lived with Hannah and died Jan. 27, 1896.
In the 1900 Census Hannah B. and widow Susan D. occupy this home together. with Barilla B. Green, Susan's daughter and grand-daughter Mabel L. Shedd age 9 b. Sept. 1891. It appears that half the house is rented to George Worcester b. Apr. 1865 age 37 farmer and his family, wife Isabel b. Oct. 1863, and son Edward b. Dec. 1891.
At the time of Hannah B. Shedd's death on Aug. 14, 1906, she was living in the home at the corner of Main and Morton Streets. Her portion of the estate was sold to Louis A. Belisle on June 27, 1907 for $550.
The Belisle family owned the property for 67 years. During their ownership the farm was named Orchard Hill Farm. Belisle sold to John C. & Laura G. Philipp on Oct. 29, 1974. They held for 11 years then selling to Paul A & Karen E. Pereira on Jan. 25, 1985. Benjamin Levy has been the owner of record since June 1, 1994.
Essex County Registry Deeds, Salem, MA
Essex Northern Registry Deeds, Lawrence, MA
Andover Maps, 1830, 1852, 1872, 1888, 1906
Andover Valuation assessors schedules; 1850, 1860, 1870, 1900,
Map plan #7128 - Oct. 18, 1974 - Everett & Edith Belisle
Porter Livingston - 1859 - 8 acre pasture
Hannah B. Shedd - Oct. 8, 1859 - rec. Jan. 20, 1860 - b. 599 leaf 295 - $125.
Susan D. Shedd, wife of Charles O. Shedd - Sept. 24, 1868 - b. 779 leaf 102 - 1/2 homestead
Hannah B. Shedd & Susan D. Shedd - Aug. 10, 1869 - b. 779 leaf 102
Hannah B. Shedd & Susan D. Shedd - May 22, 1873 rec.Feb. 10, 1876 - b. 39 p. 82
Hannah B. Shedd & Susan D. Shedd - May 22, 1873 rec. Jun. 2, 1886 - b. 86 p. 179
Hannah B. Shedd estate, Augustus M. Kendall, Extr. - Sept. 17, 1906 - probate
Louis A. Belisle - June 27, 1907 - b. 248 p. 194
Louis A. Belisle estate, Delia M. Livingston, Everett L. Belisle Extrs. - Sept. 21, 1954 - Probate
Everett L. & Edith M. Belisle - Dec. 10, 1954 - b. 804 p. 324
John C. & Laura G. Philipp - Oct. 29, 1974 - b. 1251 p. 105
Paul A & Karen E. Pereira - Jan. 25, 1985 - b. 1920 p. 317
Benjamin Levy - June 1, 1994 - b. 4055 p. 342
|Place||Osgood District - West Andover|
|Historic District||Not Applicable|
|Historic Name||Hannah B. Shedd House|
|Original Use||residence - farmhouse|
|Construction Date||1860 - 1868|
|Source||ECRDS, ENRDL, style-njs|
|Architectural Style||Greek Revival|
|Roof||asphalt - gable|
|Outbuildings / Secondary Structures||large barn at rear|
|Map and parcel||212-7|
|Recorded by||Stack/Mofford, James S. Batchelder|
|Organization||Andover Preservation Commission|
|Date entered||1975 - 1977, 6/4/2016|