48 Morton Street

Architectural Description: 

Vernacular/Picturesque

Historical Narrative: 

One of several homes that may have been built by Pike Soap Company as employee housing. Factory also located on street. Most likely all built at same time in a row. Good example.

Morton St. was first know as Green St. then Pike St., East Pike, Pike's Lane and then Morton St. It also was nick-named "Ram Cat Alley" by local old-timers.

Bibliography/References: 

Essex County Registry Deeds, Salem, MA
Essex Northern Registry Deeds, Lawrence, MA
Map Parcel #8007 - Aug. 1878 - sub-divided lot - 46 & 48 Morton St.

Owners; - 48 Morton
John & Ellen Stokes - 1877
John Connolly - May 8, 1877 - b. 46 p. 213
John Connolly estate, to Elizabeth M. Connolly
Elizabeth M. Connolly estate, Connolly heirs; John E, John H., Mary A. Sullivan, Lizzie M. Haverty, and Nellie P. Durham
James H. Connolly - Nov. 3, 1910 - b. 300 p. 571
John F. Connolly - Apr. 21, 1912 - b. 316 p. 94
Joseph J. & Bridget C. Foye - June 1, 1020 - b. 425 p. 66
Joseph P. Bell - June 29, 1927 - b. 533 p. 513
Edith Fuller Bell -
Edith Fuller Bell estate, Wm. W. Keller & J. S. Eastham, Extrs - 1970
Joseph W. & Jean B. Lynch - Oct. 16, 1970 - b. 1160 p. 479
William L. & Venyl D. Anderson - Oct. 14, 1970 - b. 1160 p. 483 - parcel #2
Joseph W. & Jean B. Lynch - Dec. 22, 1975 - b. 1273 p. 726
Kevin M. & Ellen E. Lynch - May 11, 1993 - b. 3725 p. 201
Debbi Kravetz - Aug. 4, 1998 - b. 5137 p. 79
Douglas J. & Kerry C. Morrison - July 27, 2004 - b. 8952 p. 231

Second parcel - 46 Morton St. with home
Joseph P. Bell - May 1, 1931 - b. 558 p. 411
Mary W. Bell & Alice L. Bell - July 18, 1927 - b. 533 p. 561
Charlotte H. Burtt July 24, 1924 - b. 502 p. 288
Frank S. & Edythe P. Tapley - July 30, 1921 - b. 444 p. 147
Mary J. (Lynch) McGarvey, wife of James F. -
David A. Lynch - Jan. 3, 1921 - b. 435 p. 539
David A. Lynch and Mary J. Lynch - May 6, 1914 - b. 341 p. 454
Jane Lynch - Jan. 23, 1893 - b. 123 p. 311 - (See #52 Morton Street deeds)
Jane Lynch, wife of John Lynch - Sept. 6, 1877 - b. 48 p. 87
Mary Lynch - Sept. 5, 1877 - b. 48 p.
John Lynch - May 15, 1856 - b. 531 p. 190
George H. French -
also John Stack lot - May 24, 1869 - b. 772 leaf 126 - leaf

Inventory Data:

StreetMorton St
PlaceAndover Center
Historic DistrictNot Applicable
Present Useresidence
Original Useresidence
Construction Datemid-late 1800's
SourceERDS, ENRDL
Architectural StyleOther
Foundationstone
Wall/Trimclapboards/vinyl covered
Roofasphalt - gable
Outbuildings / Secondary Structuresgarage
Major AlterationsLooks like large west wing added to small, original house
Conditionexcellent
Acreage0.399 acre
Settingresidential
Map and parcel40-75
Recorded bySean Croft, James Batchelder
OrganizationAndover Historical Society - Andover Preservation Commission
Date entered6/11/91, updated 4/15/2015

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