70 Chestnut Street

Historical Narrative: 

This property was once owned by Moody Russell an Andover contractor and housewright. Several parcels along Chestnut Street were purchased by Moody Russell and sold off as new house lots when Chestnut St. was extended beyond Whittier St. (once called Punchard Ave.) Russell sold of a lot of land with buildings on Summer St. to Albert W. Lowe, wife Mabel T. who took a mortgage on the property in 1900. The land extended down to Chestnut St.

On July 28, 1921 Thomas E. Rhodes, wife Alice purchased this parcel and Rhodes then moved his barn onto the lot. Aug. 19, 1921 Andover Townsman - Thomas E. Rhodes has moved his barn onto the lot of land he recently purchased on Chestnut St. and is converting it into a dwelling house.

Mar. 16, 1900 AT - After nine years of business life at the old stand in the Square, Thomas E. Rhodes, or “Tommie” as he is familiarly known to the academy and town boys, has moved his entire business into the store adjoining, used by him as his bake shop. No more will he dispense “hot dogs” and like luxuries to the late lunchers. His private stalls, sometime since regulated to the background, have been followed into obscurity by the marble topped tables themselves, so well-remembered by the boys of several years ago, with whom “Tommie’s” was a favorite resort. But not withstanding all this, Rhodes’ soda, his ice cream and his pies, will still be in evidence at the new stand.
July 12, 1907 AT - T. E. Rhodes has given up his bakery and will devote his time entirely to his catering business. Walter Rhodes has severed his connection with Thomas E. Rhodes and is now living in Lawrence.

Tommie Rhodes sold this home to Harry C. Dalton on Sept. 29, 1925 and Dalton took a mortgage through Rhodes for $5500.
Harry C. Dalton estate, Edith C. Dalton - Dec. 3, 1942 - Lic. to sell - Probate. Charles F. Dalton & William J. Dalton - Dec. 8, 1942 -


Essex County Registry Deeds, Salem, MA
Essex Northern Registry Deeds, Lawrence, MA
Andover Townsman

Moody Russell Estate land
Albert W. Lowe, wife Mabel T - Dec. 7, 1900 - b. 182 p. 86 mtg.
Thomas E. Rhodes, wife Alice - July 28, 1921 - b. 444 p. 151 - lot parcel
Harry C. Dalton - Sept. 29, 1925 - b. 516 p. 377 - $5500
Harry C. Dalton estate, Edith C. Dalton - Dec. 3, 1942 - Lic. to sell - Probate
Charles F. Dalton & William J. Dalton - Dec. 8, 1942 - b. 655 p. 482 - 483 - $900.
William J. Dalton - Dec. 21, 1972 - b. 1209 p. 267
Notland Realty Trust, Charles F. Dalton Jr., Wm. J. Dalton II, Robert M. Dalton Tr. - Feb. 17, 1988 - b. 2685 p. 166
Susan Siegel & Gerard Pouliot - Jan. 4, 1990 - b. 3052 p. 183
James W. & Jennette E. Cook - Feb. 25, 2005 - b. 9366 p. 175
Mark T. & Elizabeth B. Dalton - Sept. 19, 2006 - b. 10413 p. 300
Julie K. Whipple - Aug. 28, 2009 - b. 11748 p. 49
Sharon M. McGonigle & Masoud Mohazza B. - July 18, 2013 - b. 13560 p. 119

Inventory Data:

StreetChestnut St
PlaceAndover Center District
Historic DistrictNot Applicable
Historic NameHarry C. Dalton House
Present Useresidence
Original Usebarn
Construction Date1921 - 1922
SourceECRDS, ENRDL, style-njs
Roofasphalt - gable
Major AlterationsLarge center window between two windows on second floor front facade removed.
Move Details1921
Acreage0.385 acre
Map and parcel39-132
Recorded byStack/Mofford, James S. Batchelder
OrganizationAndover Preservation Commission
Date entered1975-77, 3/31/2016