83 Chestnut Street

Architectural Description: 

Originally built as a modified Queen Anne style home with a hip roof. The mansard roof was added later.

Historical Narrative: 

The land was part of the Pasho estate and sold by the heirs to James W. Hibbert who purchased several house lots along Chestnut St. in Oct. 1911. Hibbert sold lot #3 to Floyd W. Eastman on Sept. 25, 1915.

Floyd Winfred Eastman was born Sept 16, 1890 in Andover, son of Edwin Rueben & Miranda Belle (Andrews) Eastmain. His father was a Barber, who came to Andover in 1887 and had a barber shop on Park Street. They loved at 48 Chestnut St. in 1900. Floyd became a clerk for the Boston & Maine Railroad, working in the main office at 150 Causeway St. in Boston. Floyd married on June 24, 1916 in Albany, Maine to Gertrude Mae Cobb. b. Dec. 20, 1889 in Albany, ME. daughter of Cephus & Mary F. (McKeen) Cobb. The week before on June 16, Floyd took a mortgage loan from the Jacob Barnard Trust for $2500 which includes the buildings on the property. The house was built for Eastman and remained in the family for 39 years. The 1920 Andover Valuation - 83 Chestnut St., Eastman, Floyd, House $2200, land 14975 sq. ft. $700 = $2900 assessment.

Floyd and Gertrude had four children: Frederick John b. May 8, 1817-d. May 10, 1917, Elizabeth "Libby: cobb b. May 5, 1918, Frederick Cobb b. Aug. 4, 1921 and Rovena Andrews b. June 25, 1925. The family attended the Baptist Church and Floyd was a member of the Odd Fellows. Gertrude died on Nov. 25, 1941 and Floyd died on May 27, 1954. both are interred in Hillside Cemetery, East Stoneham, Maine. The Eastman house was sold by their son Frederick, the administrator of the estate on Nov. 27, 1954 to Oliver R. Surette.


83 Chestnut St. lot #3 land
Essex Northern Registry Deeds, Lawrence, MA
Andover Directories 1908, 1916, 1920
Andover Valuation 1920
Ancestry.com Eastman Genealogy.
Andover Townsman obituaries.
George H. Pasho heirs: Lizzie A. Wilson, Charles W., Ethel R., Dana W., & Miriam Clark
James W. Hibbert – Oct. 11, 1911 – b. 310 p. 428
Floyd W. Eastman – Sept. 25, 1915 – b. 358 p. 164
Floyd W. Eastman estate, Fred C. Eastman, Adm. Niv. 22, 1954 - b. 803 p. 82
Oliver R. & Ruth E. Surette – Nov. 22, 1954 – b. 803 p. 83
Ruth E. Surette life estate
83 Chestnut St. Realty Trust, Peter C. Surette, Sr. Trustee – July 16, 1992 – b. 3510 p. 212
Pamela Dickinson – June 19, 2002 – b. 6912 p. 18
John & Bridget E. Fletcher – Nov. 25, 2003 – b. 8426 p. 220

Inventory Data:

StreetChestnut St
PlaceAndover Center District
Historic DistrictAndover Historic Building Survey
Historic NameFloyd W. & Gertrude C. Eastman House
Present Useresidence
Original Useresidence
Construction Date1916
SourceECRDS, ENRDL, style-njs
Architectural StyleQueen Anne
Roofasphalt - mansard
Major AlterationsOriginal roof was a hip, Mansard roof later addition
Acreage0.340 acre
Map and parcel39-159
Recorded byStack/Mofford, James S. Batchelder
OrganizationAndover Preservation Commission
Date entered1975-77, 5/12/2016, 4/2/2024