Colonial Revival - Cape style
Shawsheen Village was named after the Native American name for the river Shawshin, which means Great Spring. Burnham Road takes its name for George L. Burnham, a former Superintendent of the Town Farm and Almshouse.
Prior to Shawsheen Village this area was known as Frye Village. The town of Andover purchased land from York Street to the Boston and Maine Railroad or the use of a Town Farm or Alms House in 1807.
This home was not built as part of the Shawsheen Village development 1918 – 1924 by William M. Wood, President of the American Woolen Company. The land was however purchased by Wood and owned by the AWCo. Wood hired about eight different architects to design the homes and structures for the village. Homes were sold or leased 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 on Feb. 2, 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 A.W.Co. 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 lease the properties. With the Great Depression sales were sluggish and many homes were rented until the economy rebounded.
This house was sold to Rudolph S. & Esther Dietrich on Sept. 11, 1939. Within the deed were restrictions, one of which was first refusal to buy back the property if an approved buyer could not be found. ASRCo. exercised their option on June 1, 1940 and then sold to James & Rose A. Innes June 1, 1940.
Sadly James Innes died the following year on July 27, 1941. Rose A. Innes the sold the property to Garrett T & Deirdre A. Murphy.
Pasqualie J. & Shirley I. Pucci purchased the home on Sept. 26, 1960 and owned for over forty years. They sold the house to their daughter Nancy J. St. Pierre on Aug. 15, 1992 keeping a life tenancy for themselves. Shirley Pucci died on 1/22/2005 and Pasqualie Pucci on 1/31/2008.
Essex County Registry Deeds, Salem, MA
Essex Northern Registry Deeds, Lawrence, MA
Andover Maps, 1852, 1872, 1888, 1906, 1926
Andover Street Directories
Mills, Mergers and Mansions, by Edward Roddy 1982
See Map plan #704 - American Woolen Company - Sept. 1927
#878 - June 1932 - Textile Realty Company lot #
See #7 Argyle St. for Town Farm history
Samuel Abbot - 1804 - 90 acre farm
Inhabitants of Town of Andover - 1807 – 1921 – Town Farm
Varter & Havenes Dagdegian - July 11, 1921 - b. 443 p. 503
Town of Andover, Geo. C. H. Dufton - July 12, 1921 - b. 443 p. 505 - 13.66 A
Town of Andover, July 12, 1921 - Town Meeting Nov. 1, 1921 sell
American Woolen Co., Wm. M. Wood - July 11, 1921 - b. 443 p. 296 - 12.56 acres - lot 1
American Woolen Co.- Nov. 15, 1921 - b. 450 p. 342 - 10 acres- lot 2
Textile Realty Co., Lionel J. Noah, Pres. A.W.Co. - Dec. 30, 1931 - b. 563 p. 334
Andover Shawsheen Realty Co. - June. 30, 1932 - b. 565 p. 87 - 17th parcel
Andover Shawsheen Realty Co. - Oct. 30, 1937 - b. 611 p. 177
Rudolph S. & Esther Dietrich - Sept. 11, 1939 - b. 625 p. 205
Andover Shawsheen Realty Co. June 1, 1940 - b. 631 p. 52
James & Rose A. Innes - June 1, 1940 - b. 631 p. 53
James Innes estate, Rose A. Innes, heir - July 27, 1941
Garrett T & Deirdre A. Murphy - Nov. 18, 1959 - b. 905 p. 390
Pasqualie J. & Shirley I. Pucci - Sept. 26, 1960 - b. 923 p. 224
Pasqualie J. & Shirley I. Pucci, Aug. 15, 1992 - b. 3310 p. 211 life estates
Pasqualie J. Pucci d, 1/31/2008, Shirley I. Pucci d. 1/22/2005
Nancy J. St. Pierre - Aug. 15, 1992 - b. 3310 p. 211
Justin B. Murry & Lindsay M. Rosen - Jan. 16, 2009 - b. 11431 p. 126
Justin B. & Lindsay M. (Rosen) Murry - Jan. 8, 2010 - b. 11907 p. 251
Steven & Meghan Jurkowski - Dec. 20, 2013 - b. 13736 p. 4
|Historic District||Shawsheen Village NRH District|
|Construction Date||1936 - 1937|
|Source||ERDS, ENRDL, assessers' rec./style-njs|
|Architectural Style||Colonial Revival|
|Roof||asphalt - gable|
|Map and parcel||36-3|
|Recorded by||James S. Batchelder|
|Organization||Andover Preservation Commission|
|Date entered||July 15, 2015|