67 Bartlet Street

Architectural Description: 

Seems to be enlarged from 3-bay "half house "

Historical Narrative: 

Themes: architectural, community development

67 Bartlet St. was formerly numbered 61 Bartlet St in 1900. The two family home south end is listed as 22 Morton St.

This two family home is located at the corner of Morton & Bartlet Streets. Morton St. has had four different names; Greene St, Pike St., East Morton St. and now Morton St. The Bartlet St. extension from Punchard Ave. southward up the hill to Morton was laid out by the town when the school complex of the former John Dove School built 1878 and Stowe School competed in 1888 were constructed.
See also #22 Morton Street

This property was once owned by William S. Jenkins and was purchased through three different grantors, Willard Pike, Jonathan Towle and George & May J. Kingman. The Willard Pike parcel appears to be the lot of the current parcel #18 Morton St. and the Kingman parcel is #22 Morton St. The date of construction is difficult to determine as it appears the house is two different structures, joined together, perhaps when Bartlet St. was extended. One section may have been a former building used by Willard for his soap factory.

George & Mary Jane Kingman purchased the property on Oct. 1, 1863 from Willard Pike. Kingman owned for fourteen years. They were living in Haverhill, MA at the time of sale on Mar. 1, 1877 to William S. Jenkins which included the building. A 1872 map of Andover Center list this home on Greene St. What is interesting to note is the house would have been in the way of the Bartlet Street extension and may have been moved over at that time by Jenkins so the town could connect to the street from Morton to Chapel Ave.

William S. Jenkins was a contractor and built quality homes in Andover. He and his family lived at 118 Main St. This house, a two family home, has two different addresses, 22 Morton St. and 67 Bartlet Street. The Jenkins family owned the property until 1924 when daughter Kate P. Jenkins sold the former four parcels that then contained the two residences at #18 and #22 Morton Street. A 1906 map lists four different buildings on the corner lot owned by Jenkins and later sub-divided.

Frances M. Brainerd purchased the property on Sept. 3, 1924 and in May 1949 Frances placed the property in both her name and her sister's Gladys Brainerd. Frances died on Sept. 11, 1959 and Gladys became sole heir. Gladys lived in the two family house at #22 Morton.

Gladys Brainerd sub-divided the properties in May 1971 ( Map #63960 and sold #18 Morton parcel A to Michael A. Rotondo on May 17, 1971.
"Gladys Brainerd then placed the deed of the property at #22 Morton / 67 Bartlet St. into her name and that of her grandniece Kristina Brainerd Trott on Dec. 20, 1978. Gladys Brainerd died on June 2, 1984 and Kristina B. Trott then placed the property in both her name and that of her sister Karen Ruth Courtenay on Mar. 15, 1985."

Karen Courtenay shared the following information on the homes: "Amazingly, 15 people were living in the house at the 1900 census - most of them theological academy students under the care of two widows, one on each side of the house. I suspect the poor servants were living in one or both of the attics! We knew the students had been here, since one of them wrote his name with a diamond on my west bedroom window - none of these particular ones, though. Then in 1910 there were only four people living in the house."

22 Morton – 67 Bartlet St residents (one house on a corner with two addresses)
1900 census (15 people in house)
61 Bartlet St. (page 32)
WHITNEY, Eliza A. - Head, W, F, b. Jul 1844 age 55 widow, b. Mass. Dressmaker rents
WHITNEY, Alice T.? - Daughter, W, F, b. Jul 1877 age 22 single, b. Mass. Seamstress
NORTHRUP, Edwin C. - Boarder, W, M, b. Jul 1882 age 17 Student, b. Connecticut
DE LA VERGNE, Chester R. - Boarder, W, M, b. Dec 1883 age 16 Student, b. New York
SIMMONS, Herman R. - Boarder, W, M, b. Jan 1880 age 20 Student, b. New York
WOOD, Augustin - Boarder, W, M, b. Jan 1882 age 18 Student, b. Connecticut
SHALEN, ?Davis W. - Boarder, W, M, b.Jul 1879 age 20 Student, b. New York
STEVENS, John N. - Boarder, W, M, b. Apr 1883 age 17 Student, b. Mass, fa. b. Russia
[note: at 65 Bartlet, up the street, lived a theological professor, Edward Y. Hincks, and his family]
22 Morton St. (page 43)
JOHNSON, Elizabeth A. - Head, W, F, b. July 1844 age 55 widow b. Mass.
SHAW, Martha - Servant - W, F, b. July 1867 age 32 married b. Can (Eng) Housemaid, imm 1887
TINKHAM, Jane H. - Servant, W, F, b. Aug 1865 age 34 married b. Can (Eng) Nurse imm 1884
SHELDON, Lewis B. - Boarder, W, M, b. Jun 1879 age 20 single Student b. Nebraska
CHILDS, George A. - Boarder, W, M, b. Mar 1881 age 19 single Student b. Vermont
STEVENS, Clyde G? - Boarder, W, M, b. Jan 1881 age 19 single Student b. Illinois
BLISS, Russell A. - Boarder. W, M, b. Feb 1882 age 18 single Student b. New York

It is interesting to note that the Andover Theological Seminary moved to Cambridge, MA in 1908 then later merged with Newton Theological Seminary, now Andover - Newton Theological Seminary. Phillips Academy purchased the Seminary property and the central campus shifted to the east side of Main St. The Academy then began to build dormitories for all the students eliminating the need to board in private homes. The Seminary only had two brick dormitories so a large portion of seminary students also boarded in private homes.

Bibliography/References: 

Essex County Registry Deeds, Salem, MA
Essex Northern Registry Deeds, Lawrence, MA
See also: Sites, Andover Views, 1988.57.25f Bartlett St.
Andover Maps, 1872, 1888, 1906
See Sub- division Map #6396 - Mar. 8, 1971 Lot B

Owners;
Jonathan Towle - to Jenkins - Jan. 1, 1870 - b.773 leaf 129
Willard Pike - to Jenkins - May 24, 1869 - b. 2 p. 383
George & Mary Jane Kingman - Oct. 1, 1863 - b. 657 leaf 188 Salem deed
William S. Jenkins - Mar. 1, 1877 - b. 45 p. 130 - four parcels
Kate P. Jenkins, Heir of Wm. S. Jenkins - four parcels
Frances M. Brainerd - Spet. 3, 1924 - b. 503 p. 559
Frances M. Brainerd & Gladys Brainerd - May 24, 1949 - b. 723 p. 536
Gladys Brainerd, sole heir - Sept. 11, 1959
Gladys Brainerd and Kristina Brainerd Trott - Dec. 20, 1978 - b. 1359 p. 625
Gladys Brainerd estate, Kristina Brainerd Trott - June 2, 1984
Kristina Brainerd Trott & Karen Ruth Courtenay - Mar. 15, 1985

Four parcels to William S. Jenkins;
#1 - from George & Mary Kingman - Oct. 1, 1863 - b. 657 leaf 188 - Salem deed
Willard Pike
#2 - from Willard Pike - May 24, 1869 - b. 2 p. 383
Trustees of Phillips Academy - with restrictions
#3 - from Jonathan Towle - Jan. 1, 1870 - b.773 leaf 129 - small triangle
Trustees of Phillips Academy - with restrictions
P. M. Jefferson lot
#4 - from Jonathan Towle - Nov. 27, 1883 - b. 74 p. 409 - wedge shape1901 Directory of Andover
Enclosure: site map, 1989

Inventory Data:

StreetBartlet St
PlaceAndover Center
Historic DistrictNot Applicable
Present Useresidences - 2 family
Original Useresidence
Construction Date1830's
SourceERDS, ENRDL, AHS file, njs, style
Architectural StyleGreek Revival
Foundationstone and brick
Wall/Trimclapboards/wood
Roofasphalt - gable
Conditiongood
Acreage0.222 acre
Settingresidential
Map and parcel40-46A
Recorded byStack/Mofford, James Batchelder
OrganizationAndover Preservation Commission
Date entered1975-77, 4/7/2015

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