8 Boston Road

Architectural Description: 

Ranch style house, hip roof, bay window

Historical Narrative: 

Present owner: Paone

Boston Road has had several names through the years including, Old County Rd (1915), Foster’s Pond Rd, Old Boston Road and then Boston Rd. by 1937. Deeds can be confusing at first and street directories misleading as we now have a County Rd and Foster’s Pond Rd adjoining Boston Rd. What appears as a move to another street is actually a street name change. Andover Valuation Schedule in 1920 adds to the issue by listing the road as Main St. This area is in the South District in the Valuation lists and within the Scotland School District from 1795-1902. Only one house is listed on the road in 1906 at #5. With development in this neighborhood came an influx of French Canadians who purchased lots on Boston Rd. It was sometimes referred to as “Frenchville” by locals.

This property was once owned by Rufus Caldwell and was part of his 75 acre farm. His house was located east of Boston Rd. between So. Main St. His estate was auctioned off after his death in October 1891. The property was purchased by Brooks F. Holt for $1500. Brooks F. home was on South Main St. and he was an Ice Dealer in town. Brooks later sold his business and began selling off parcels of the former Caldwell farm.

Sophia Ducette purchased the land on July 23, 1915 from Brooks F. Holt. Sophia then sold the property to Freeman & Kate Doucette for $400 on Jan. 25, 1919. The property contained 91,650 sq. ft. at that time and included the lots of 6, 8, 10, and 12 Boston Road. Freeman was a carpenter and most likely built the homes on the lots created from the original parcel. Freeman died on July 13, 1956.

His widow Kate then sold the property, with buildiings, to Salvatore & M. Marilyn Martellucci on Oct. 27, 1956. Salvatore b. 1926 was a cabinet maker and Marilyn b. 1931 work in a shoe factory in 1961 (Tyer Rubber Co.). The Martellucci family owned for 31 years then selling to Robert A. & Katherine Paone on May 27, 1987. The Paone family continue as owners of record in 2018.


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

Rufus Caldwell estate, Albert W. Caldwell Adm. - June 1, 1891 - Probate
Brooks F. Holt - Nov. 9, 1891 - b. 116 p. 41
Sophia Ducette - July 23, 1915 - b. 355 p. 410
Freeman & Kate Doucette - Jan. 25, 1919 - b. 395 p. 171
Freeman Doucette estate, Kate Doucette - July 13, 1956 - Probate
Salvatore & M. Marilyn Martellucci - Oct. 27, 1956 - w/building
Robert A. & Katherine Paone - May 27, 1987 - b. 2504 p. 90
Robert A. and Anthony K. Paone Sr. Trustees, R & K Realty Trust - Oct. 12, 1999 - b. 3330 p. 190
Robert A. & Katherine Paone - July 20, 2004 - b. 8938 p. 272

Inventory Data:

StreetBoston Rd
PlaceScotland District
Historic DistrictNot Applicable
Historic NameDoucette - Martellucci House
Present Useresidence
Original Useresidence
Construction Date1950
SourceERDS, NERDL, style,
Architectural StyleOther
Wall/Trimclapboard/wood/vinyl clad
Major Alterationsreplacement windows, vinyl siding
Acreage0.450 acre
Map and parcel83-2
Recorded byJames S. Batchelder
OrganizationAndover Preservation Commission
Date entered01/30/2006, 5/14/2018