56-58 Maple Avenue

Architectural Description: 

Queen Anne style home, simplified details
Attractive stained glass and oval glazed door panels. One of three very similar 2-family houses (#56-58, 60-62, 64-66).

Historical Narrative: 

Themes: Architectural, community development.

Oct. 23, 1874 Andover Advertiser - AA – John H. Flint is at work on a new avenue leading through his land from Elm Street to Carmel lane.

John H. Flint was a local businessman who married Frances Tyer and lived at 8 Elm St. Flint owned most of the land near his home and created Maple Ave in 1874. The property once was part of the Locke estate at 70 Elm St. Flint sold this property on the west side of Maple Ave to John L. Smith on July 17, 1877. John L Smith's home was at 55 High St. and his property extended to Maple Ave and included the lots 54-56, 60-62 and 64-66 Maple Ave created later.

The 1906 map of Maple Ave reveals that this two family home had been built on John L. Smith's lot. Smith sold this lot to Samuel Waller on Sept. 26, 1912.The property contained 245 ft. on Maple Ave. or all three lots A, B, & C on the 1919 map #351. Nine months later, Waller sells to Franklin B. Davis, wife Mary A. of Lawrence, MA on June 10, 1913. Davis owns six years then selling to George E. Boddy, wife Lillian, of Lawrence. Boddy sells to Maurice J. Curran lot B ( #60-#62) on Sept. 1, 1919 and lot C on Apr. 30, 1920 (#54-#56). Boddy retains lot A at #64-#66.

Maurice J. Curran was business partners with John Joyce under the name Curran & Joyce who bottled soda water and ginger ale and later were liquor distributors. Curran and Joyce lived at 250 North Main Street in the "Croft" the former mansion of George W.W. Dove. These were income properties for Curran. With the death of Curran, the two properties were sold off separately. William J. & Louise A. Stewart purchased this home on Nov. 21, 1938. William was a police officer with the Andover Police Department. The 1943 Directory has them at 58 Maple Ave and in #56 was Arthur J. & Ethel S. Brindle. Arthur worked for the U.S. Bobbin & Shuttle Co.in Lawrence. Their son Arthur Jr. was serving in the U.S. Army during WWII.

Stewart sold to Thomas M. Fallon on Aug. 27, 1946 which he owned for 25 years. Cleveland & Harriet J. Gilcrest were the next owners on Nov. 29, 1971 followed by Joseph & Cynthia E. Calcina on June 1, 1973. Calcinas owned for 23 years selling to Dawn M.Nelson and Wanessa P. Risko on Dec. 30, 1996.

The two family house was converted into the Maple Arms Condominium Trust on June 21, 1997. The former apartments then sold as units 1 and 2.

Bibliography/References: 

Essex Northern Registry Deeds, Lawrence, MA
Andover Directories
Andover Maps 1882 and 1906
Andover Valuation Schedule 1920
Map plan #351 - Sept. 1919 - Maurice Curran Lot C

Owners:
John H. Flint - 1874
John L. Smith - July 13, 1877 - b. 47 p. 566 - $850 - High St. & Maple Ave
Samuel Waller, Wife Nellie A. - Sept. 29, 1912 - b. 322 p. 133
Franklin B. Davis, wife Mary A. - June 10, 1913 - b. 331 p. 74
George E. Boddy, wife Lillian - June 7, 1919 - b. 401 p. 138
Maurice J. Curran - Apr. 30, 1920 - b. 416 p. 295
Maurice J. Curran estate, Margaret Curren, Daniel Murphy Extrs. -Probate
William J. & Louise A. Stewart - Nov. 21, 1938 - b. 619 p. 90
Thomas M. Fallon - Aug. 27, 1946 - b. 688 p. 441
Cleveland & Harriet J. Gilcrest - Nov. 29, 1971 - b. 1184 p. 199
Joseph & Cynthia E. Calcina - June 1, 1973 - b. 1219 p. 494
Dawn N. Nelson and Wanessa P. Risko - Dec. 30, 1996 - b. 4675 p. 79
Maple Arms Condominium Trust - June 21, 1997
Barbara Hardcastle - June 26, 1997 - b. 4782 p. 206 - Unit #2 Condo
Barbara Hardcastle estate, Hardcastle heirs - July 2, 2004 - b. 8909 p. 58

Inventory Data:

StreetMaple Av
PlaceAndover Center
Historic DistrictNot Applicable
Present Useresidence/duplex condo
Original Useresidence
Construction Date1900's
SourceERDS, NERDL, style,
Architectural StyleQueen Anne
Foundationstone/granite/brick
Wall/Trimclapboards & shingles
Roofasphalt/gable
Outbuildings / Secondary Structuresmodern garage
Major Alterationscondo conversion 1997, vinyl siding and window replacements.
Conditionexcellent
Acreageless than one acre; 7,720 SF, approx. frontage 50'
Settingresidential
Map and parcel38-157
MHC NumberANV.370
Recorded byStack/Mofford, James S. Batchelder
OrganizationAndover Preservation Commission
Date entered1975-77, 4/18/2018

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