Queen Anne, dentil detail under eaves, clapboarded on lower story, shingle on second story, fish scale edge between stories, decorative porch and railings
This property was once owned by John H. Flint and purchased by William Goldsmith in 1874 when the new street Maple Ave was laid out by Flint. Goldsmith purchased three lots on Maple Ave to the corner of Elm St. He developed the lot and had the house built. Goldsmith lived on Elm St. and was the former Principal of Punchard High School and Andover's Postmaster.
This home was formerly thought to be the John Whiting home but recent deed research finds this home was purchased by Frank Smith Mills on May 1, 1894 from William G. Goldsmith. The house was originally numbered #3 Maple St. and was changed to 7 - 9 in 1927-28. Frank S. Mills was born Jan. 13, 1865 in Wrentham, MA youngest son of the Rev. Charles & Rebecca B. (Smith) Mills.
Frank grew up at 66 Central St., graduated from Philips Academy and Amherst College. Frank married Ella Remington b. Aug. 22, 1869, dau. of William R. & Lavilla J. Mills. This was investment property which he later sold to his brother Edward Coe Mills on Feb. 8, 1899. Edward b. May 27, 1863, married Helen B. Holmes in 1888, was a leather merchant and lived in Brookline, MA. Edward held one year then sold to Charlotte E. Smith on Mar. 29, 1900.
Charlotte E. Smith was the widow of James H. Smith and Andover Blacksmith. Charlotte born on Apr. 13, 1825 in Wilmington, MA, daughter of James & Mary (Clark) Cornell. Charlotte was the sister of John Cornell, Andover merchant of hay, wood and coal with his business on Park St. Charlotte married on March 22, 1847. It was Charlotte who purchased the corner lot on Elm St. and Maple from Goldsmith in 1905. That lot would remain with the property until 1948 when it was sub-divided and sold off. Charlotte died on July 26, 1910 age 85 years. She is interred at Spring Grove Cemetery.
The property was then sold to local businessman and Realtor Barnett Rogers on Oct. 14, 1910.
Barnett Rogers estate, Annie Rogers heir – July 27, 1927.
Irving E. Rogers took ownership of the property on Dec. 24, 1935. Rogers placed the home in a Living Trust held with the National Shawmut Bank of Boston as Trustees. Irving E. & Martha B. Rogers then assumed the deed on Apr. 5, 1940.
The following year the house was sold to Frederick E. & Hazel L. Griffin on April 26, 1841. They held the property for 8 years then selling to Ruth M. Macreadie in March 1949.
Charles & Bessie Liponis were the next owners in October 1956. Liponis owned for 10 years then selling to Philip & Nancy Christie on Dec. 29, 1966. The following year Gregory and Rita Christie took ownership of the property and held for two years before selling to Richard & Claudia H. Cavallaro on Jan. 10, 1969.
The Cavallaro family continue to own the property in 2015 under the Claudia H. Cavallaro Trust in May 2013.
Essex County Registry Deeds, Salem, MA
Essex Northern Registry Deeds, Lawrence, MA
7-9 Maple Ave (formerly #3)
John H. Flint
William G. Goldsmith - Aug. 22, 1874 - b. 30 p. 118 - lots - land
Frank S. Mills – Mary 1, 1894 rec. 2/1/1899 – b. 167 p. 92
Edward C. Mills – Feb. 8, 1899 – b. 167 p. 382
Charlotte E. Smith – March 29, 1900 – b. 176 p. 526 lot w/house
Charlotte E. Smith – Apr. 29, 1905 – b. 219 p. 568 – corner lot
Charlotte E. Smith Estate, d. July 26, 1910, Frank E. Smith Extr. - Probate
Barnett Rogers, wife Annie – Oct. 14, 1910 – b. 296 p. 551
Barnett Rogers estate, Annie Rogers heir – July 27, 1927 - Probate
Alexander Rogers – Dec. 16, 1935 – b. 596 p. 173
Irving E. Rogers Living Trust –Dec. 24, 1935 - b. 597 p. 331
National Shawmut Bank of Boston - Dec. 24, 1935 – b. 597 p. 331-2
Irving E. & Martha B. Rogers - Apr. 5, 1940 - b. 630 p. 15
Frederick E. & Hazel L. Griffin - Apr. 26, 1941 - b. 639 p. 595 - portion of lot
Ruth M. Macreadie - Mar. 8, 1949 - b. 721 p. 71
Charles & Bessie Liponis - Oct. 1, 1956 - b. 842 p. 277
Philip & Nancy J. Christie - Dec. 29, 1966 - b. 10750 p. 60
Gregory P. & Rita G. Christie - July 13, 1967 - b. 1086 p. 53
Richard J. & Claudia H. Cavallaro - Jan. 10, 1969 - b. 1122 p. 464
Richard J. Cavallaro estate, Claudia heir - Sept. 3, 2005
Claudia H. Cavallaro Trust - May 23, 2013, b. 13462 p. 343
|Place||Andover Center District|
|Historic District||Andover Historic Building Survey|
|Historic Name||Mills - Smith House|
|Present Use||residence - two family|
|Architectural Style||Queen Anne|
|Architect/Builder||William G. Goldsmith developer|
|Foundation||stone & granite|
|Major Alterations||conversion to 2 family Vinyl siding|
|Map and parcel||38-188|
|Recorded by||W. Frontiero, James S. Batchelder|
|Organization||Andover Preservation Commission|
|Date entered||2/28/1980, Nov. 15, 2014, 2/5/2015|