5 Webster Street

Architectural Description: 

Dutch Colonial

Historical Narrative: 

5 Webster Street 128-31 Webster – Zink House

This property was formerly part of the Webster farm at 79 North St. which was purchased by Herbert A. Patterson on Oct. 1, 1896. Herbert was born in 1872 in Saco, ME, son of Thomas D. & Sarah Patterson, married Iva M. Webster, dau. of Emery and Amelia Webster. Emery lived in Lawrence and had three children: Iva M. b. 1877, Stanley b. 1880 and Henry K. b. 1881.

Paterson sold a two acre 101 rods parcel on the south side of Webster St. to his brother-in-law Henry K. Webster on Sept. 9, 1903. Henry married on May 20, 1901 to Mabelle Johnson b. 1881 in MA. dau. of Isaac & Christina (Olfestrom) Johnson. Henry was listed as a Machinist in the census records. Henry and Maybelle would purchase the homestead at 79 North St on Nov. 28, 1911.

On March 28, 1912 Henry and wife Maybelle J. took a mortgage for $2500 with the Andover Savings Bank which included land with buildings at 5 Webster. Webster built the Dutch Colonial home. The 1920 Valuation Schedule list Henry K. Webster of Everett, MA: Webster St. House $1100, Barn & shed $150, ½ acre $150 = $1450. Henry sold the homestead property in 1919 to developer Bourque Construction Co. They moved to Everett, MA and then sold 5 Webster to George & Lena E. Lee on Apr. 23, 1921.

George Lee was born in Canada, son of George & Sarah (Kinner) Lee. He married on Oct. 10, 1900 in Lawrence, MA to Lena E. Stewart b. 1872 in Farnsworth, ME. dau. of Charles & Ella S> (Tolbert) Stewart. George lived in Lynn and was a Candy maker, confectioner when he wed. When they moved to Lawrence, he worked as a millwright, machinist in the woolen Mills. George and Lena had one son George Stanwood Lee b. 1904. They lived at 69 North St. in 1920 census prior to moving to Webster St. Lee owned for eleven years then sold to Minnie Pariseau, wife of Emeric on July 18, 1932.

Adam & Anna Zink purchased the house on Sept. 5, 1933. Adam and Anna were born in Lithuania. Adam Thomas Zink was born Dec. 24, 1881 as noted on his WWI registration card. (WWII lists Jan. 1, 1879). He immigrated in 1895 and was a shear hand in the Wood Worsted Mills on Union St. in Lawrence. Adam married in 1902 to Anna Biracuta b. 1875. Adam also worked in the mills in Maynard, MA and it is there that their four children were born: Anna b. Mar. 29, 1903, Eva b. Apr. 1, 1904, Monica b. 1905 and Thomas b. Aug. 26, 1908. The 1910 census lists them in Maynard.

They moved to Union St. in Lawrence close to the American Woolen Co. mills. It is interesting to note that the two oldest daughters list their occupations as Actresses on road shows in 1930. Anna went to Bueno Ares in 1922 to perform in a show. Son Thomas was a carpenter, shingles specialty for a building contractor. Thomas lived with his parents in the Webster St. home. He was a Private in the U.S. Army during WWII. After the war Thomas married Phyllis A. _______ b. Dec. 23, 1906. Adam & Anna deeded the property to Thomas & Phyllis on May 29, 1947. Adam Zink died in 1951 and Anna in 1955.

Thomas died on Feb. 2, 1964 and Phyllis then sold the house to Mary Kasanovitch b. 1911 & Kathleen Sheehy on Feb. 19, 1965. The Zink ownership was 32 years. Mary sold the following year on Dec. 5, 1966 to Joseph Raymond & Julia K. Peters but she resides with Peters in 1995. J. Raymond died on Oct. 9, 1997. Julia deeds the property to her son Robert Joseph Peters on Dec. 8, 1997 and remains in the home in 2010.

The property was sold on Jan. 27, 2010 to 69 North Street, LLC of Tyngsboro, MA. The property was purchased along with 69 North St. for the development of the Northfield Commons Condominiums townhouses that now occupy the properties. The Webster – Zink home and the Levesque farmhouse at 69 North St. was razed at that time. The houses were listed on the Andover Building Survey and subject to review through the Andover Preservation Commission and subject to demolition delay by-law.


Essex County Registry Deeds, Salem, MA
Essex Northern Registry Deeds, Lawrence, MA
Ancestry.com - Webster, Lee and Zink family research
Andover Valuation 1920
Plan #17609
Plan #11421 – Feb. 14, 1989 – lots 1 & 2 – Jos. & Julia Peters

Herbert A. Patterson – land
Henry K. Webster – Sept. 9, 1903 – b. 206 p. 407
George & Lena E. Lee – Apr. 23, 1921 – b. 438 p. 339
Minnie Pariseau, wife of Emeric – July 18, 1932 – b. 565 p. 445
Adam & Anna Zink – Sept. 5, 1933 – b. 571 p. 388
Thomas & Phyllis A. Zink – May 29, 1947 – b. 698 p. 369
Hellen A. Britton – Jan. 25, 1961 – b. 930 p. 405
Thomas & Phyllis A. Zink – Jan. 25, 1961 – b. 930 p. 406
Thomas Zink estate, Phyllis A. heir – Feb. 2, 1964
Mary Kasanovitch & Kathleen Sheehy – Feb. 19, 1965 – b. 1028 p. 307
Joseph Raymond & Julia K. Peters – Dec. 5, 1966 – b. 1073 p. 221
Joseph Raymond Peters estate, wid. Julia Peters – Oct. 9, 1997
Robert Joseph Peters – Dec. 8, 1997 – b. 4910 p. 313
69 North Street, LLC – Jan. 27, 2010 – b. 11924 p. 63

Inventory Data:

StreetWebster St
PlaceWest Parish - North District
Historic DistrictAndover Historic Building Survey
Historic NameWebster - Zink House
Present Useresidential- condos
Original Useresidence
Construction Date1904
SourceERDS, NERDL, style,
Architectural StyleColonial Revival
Foundationstone & granite
Wall/Trimclapboard/wood/vinyl clad
Roofasphalt - gambrel
Outbuildings / Secondary StructuresGarage and shed
Major Alterationsvinyl siding, replacement windows
Demolition Detailsafter 2012 for Northfield Commons
Acreage1 and 1/2 acres
Map and parcel128-31
Recorded byStack/Mofford, James S. Batchelder
OrganizationAndover Preservation Commission
Date entered1975-77, Nov. 17, 2018