47 Lowell Street

Architectural Description: 

Greek Revival one and a half story cape style home.
Nice window details

Historical Narrative: 

Themes: Architectural, community development.

1850 Census Willard Deerin land & buildings, F.V. $425.
1852 Map - Durant
1856 Map - Walker
1872 Map - Walker
1888 Map - Walker
1906 Map - Lindsay

McNeil Walker sold the property to John & Annie Walker on Aug. 3, 1864. The Walker family owned for 26 years then selling to Josephine Lindsay on Oct. 13, 1891.

The 1910 Census has Josephine Lindsay age 45, single, a Milliner, living with her parents, Robert age 79 and Barbara age 80 at 45 Lowell St. A street number change may have occurred later. Her two brothers William age 40 and James 38 also live in the home. The Lindsay family were all born in Scotland and immigrated to America in 1878.

Their neighbors next door at 49 Lowell St are William & Margaret Nelson. William b. in Canada age 38 is renting his home and works as the Poultry man at Wood's farm on the Arden estate.

At some point the Lindsay home was purchased by William M. Wood and placed into the Arden Trust for his three children Rosalind, William M. Wood Jr and Cornelius A. Wood. When William M. Wood died on Feb. 2, 1926 the Arden Trust was placed into the hands of the Phillips Corporation of Maine to liquidate the trust assets. The property was sold to Ejner & Harriett M. Blomquist on June 9, 1926.

Blomquist sold to Austin G. & Ruth C. Wooley on Apr. 15, 1941.

Bibliography/References: 

Essex County Registry Deeds, Salem, MA
Essex Northern Registry Deeds, Lawrence, MA
Map plan #638 - Lot 37 - April 1926 - Phillips Corporation
Andover Valuation Schedules 1850, 1860, 1870

Owners;
1850 census Willard Deerin
1852 Durant
McNeil Walker - 1864
John & Annie Walker - Aug. 3, 1864 - b. 672 leaf 133 - Salem deed
Josephine Lindsay - Oct. 13, 1891 - b. 115 p. 219 - [1906 Lindsay]

Arden Trust, Cornelius A. Wood, Trustee - b.447 p. 330
Phillips Corporation of Maine - Mar. 31, 1926 - b. 520 p. 462 (p.465?)
Ejner & Harriett M. Blomquist - June 9, 1926 - b. 523 p. 247
Austin G. & Ruth C. Wooley - Apr. 15, 1941 - b. 639 p. 162
Chester & Rena A. Cramton - Aug. 1, 1942 - b. 652 p. 528
Ormiston C. & Bertha H. Mitchell - July 30, 1946 - b. 687 p. 568
Philip H. & Isabelle E. Ganem - June 29, 1965 - b. 1037 p. 147
Philip H. Ganem estate, Isabelle E. Ganem heir - Oct. 16, 1969
Thomas B. & Catherine J. Noyes - July 2, 1970 - b. 1155 p. 316
Frank J. & Mary M. Ragonese - Feb. 14, 1974 - b. 1235 p. 797
James H. & Kathleen A. Carr - Oct. 31, 1975 - b. 1270 p. 510
Juliet R. Kellogg - June 1, 1978 - b. 1339 p. 754
Mark A. & Linda S. Johnson - Nov. 18, 1983 - b. 1752 p. 287
David C. & Lindsay K. Ordway - May 21, 1987 - b. 2500 p. 197
Eric J. & Judith Sherry Brande - July 20, 1995 - b. 4302 p. 290
Mary E. Ollis - Mar. 15, 2002 - b. 6724 p. 347
Ollis Family Trust, Mary E. Ollis - Nov. 20, 2002 - b. 7395 p. 114
Gary Gearin & Christina Raymond - May 28, 2004 - b. 8823 p. 96

Inventory Data:

StreetLowell St
PlaceShawsheen Village
Historic DistrictShawsheen Village NRH District
Historic NameWelland Deerin House
Present Useresidence
Original Useresidence
Construction Date1840
SourceERDS, ENRDL, AHS file, njs, style
Architectural StyleGreek Revival
Foundationstone & granite
Wall/Trimclapboards/wood
Roofasphalt - gable
Outbuildings / Secondary Structuresmodern garage
Major AlterationsFull front shed dormer may have replaced two smaller gable dormers on second story. The design modified with two gables added in 1997
Conditionexcellent
Acreage21,360 sq. ft. approximate frontage 134'.
Settingresidential
Map and parcel52-78
MHC NumberANV.294
Recorded byStack/Mofford, James Batchelder
OrganizationAndover Preservation Commission
Date entered1975-77, 02/21/2006, 5/25/2015

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