This home was built as part of the Shawsheen Village development 1918 – 1924 by William M. Wood, President of the American Woolen Company Wood hired about eight different architects to design the homes and structures for the village. Homes were sold or rented through the Homestead Association who had offices in the Post Office building on the corner of North Main & Poor Streets.
After the death of William M. Wood in Feb. 1926 most of the residential and commercial buildings were then sold. Some were held by the Wood family in the "Arden Trust" and others with the American Woolen Company, which had been deeded the property in December 1920. The AWCo Board of Directors authorized its President, Lionel J. Noah, to deliver all deeds, as deemed necessary to the Textile Realty for sale on Dec. 29, 1931.
The Textile Realty then transferred ownership to the Andover Shawsheen Realty Company on June 30, 1932, holding the mortgage on the properties. T. Edwin Andrew, treasurer, was authorized to sell or rent the properties. With the Great Depression sales were sluggish and many homes were rented until the economy rebounded.
This house was sold to Emil J. C. & Luella M. Shulze on Oct. 11, 1933. Emil Shulze was an agent for the American Woolen Co. Mills in Lawrence, MA. His son Carlton and wife Dorothea A. Shulze lived at 1 Carsibrooke Street. A look at the map #879 of the Textile Realty Company in June 1932 gives a clear understanding as to the properties acquired by Emil to the south and west of lot 35. The deed listed 7 parcels at one time, the first 3 are lots 35 and D. The 4th & 5th are lots 36 and D Feb. 2, 1934, the 6th lot came from Paul Rice in May 1935 and the 7th from Andover Shawsheen Realty Company in Aug. 1935.
The Shulze family held the property for 36 years selling portions off through the years and finally selling 76 Poor St. lot #35 to Julian J. & Anne T. Lacourse on July 8, 1969. The property remains in the T. A. Realty Trust of the Lacourse family in 2015.
Essex County Registry Deeds, Salem, MA
Essex Northern Registry Deeds, Lawrence, MA
Andover Maps, 1852, 1872, 1888, 1906, 1926
Andover Street Directories
See Map plan #704 - American Woolen Company - Sept. 1927
#879 - June 1932 - Textile Realty Company - Lots 35, lot D, and lot 36
Henry P. Binney - Apr. 24, 1919 - b. 398 p. 52
American Woolen Company - Dec. 30, 1920 - b. 435 p. 215
Textile Realty Company - Dec. 30, 1931 - b. 563 p. 351
Andover Shawsheen Realty Co. - June. 30, 1932 - b. 565 p. 87 - parcel 27th
Andover Shawsheen Realty Co. - July 1, 1932 - b. 565 p. 98 - mtg - 27th parcel
Emil J. C. & Luella M. Shulze - Oct. 11, 1933 - b. 572 p. 263 - lot 35 & D - in three parcels
Ruth L. Tomlinson - Dec. 16, 1948 - b. 719 p. 121 - deed transfer
Emil J. C. Shulze - Dec. 16, 1948 - b. 719 p. 123
Emil J. C. Shulze estate, Luella M. Shulze, & Carlton E. Shulze; Trustees Nov. 1959
Julien J. & Anne T. Lacourse - July 8, 1969 - b. 1135 p. 183
T & A Realty Trust, Timothy E. & Anne T Lacourse, Trs - May 7, 1992 - b. 3459 p. 66
|Place||Shawsheen Village - Frye Village|
|Historic District||Shawsheen Village NRH District|
|Historic Name||Emil & Luella Shulze House|
|Construction Date||1920 - 1922|
|Architectural Style||Colonial Revival|
|Roof||hip - slate & asphalt|
|Map and parcel||52-96|
|Recorded by||Stack/Mofford, James Batchelder|
|Organization||Andover Preservation Commission|
|Date entered||1975 - 1977, 6/18/2015|