96 Woburn Street

Architectural Description: 

Style: Queen Anne

Other features: good cut shingle work; bracketed eaves (1978)

Historical Narrative: 

Themes: Architectural, Community development
Woburn St. was once known as the "Old Boston Road" and the Woburn Rd. in early deeds.

This property was once owned by Nathan Ballard Abbott b. Nov. 18, 1816, son of Job & Lucy Abbott. Nathan B. married Elizabeth L. Noyes of Windham, NH, intention listed on on Oct. 30, 1841. Nathan & Elizabeth had four children, Job b. Aug. 23, 1845, Ellen E. (Ella) b. July 25, 1848, Anna B. b. Nov. 26, 1866 and Ira b. 1859. Nathan B. was a farmer. Nathan died on Mar. 21, 1885 and his estate went to his widow Elizabeth, and children Ella, Anna and Ira Abbott.

The Abbott heirs then sold off 43+ acres of land on the east side Woburn St. to Elizabeth H. (Moody) Stickney, wife of Charles C. Stickney on April 22, 1886. Charles C. Stickney was b. Jan. 6, 1856 in Atkinson, NH son of Ezekiel W. & Mary E. (Brickett) Stickney. Charles married on Oct. 23, 1884 to Elizabeth H. Moody, b. Feb. 1859 in Methuen, MA daughter of Almon S. & Hannah A. (Clark) Moody. Her father was a carpenter and may have built the home for her. The Queen Anne style home was most likely built about 1888 - 1889 as it does not show up on the 1888 map of Andover. Almon & Hannah Moody would move to Clark Rd. in the 1880s.

Charles C. Stickney was listed first as a Farmer, then in 1900 as a Coffee Salesman & in 1910 as a Carpenter. They had six children; Charles C. b. Oct. 1885, Melina M. b. Jan. 1888, Hannah C. b. Apr. 1890, twins Walter E. and Mary E. b. Aug. 1894 and Roscilla J. b. Feb. 1898. The Stickney's owned the property for 43 years, selling off portions during their time here. The 1920 Andover Valuation Schedule lists Charles C. Stickney, Woburn St. - House $1100, Barn & sheds $350. and 37 acres of land on Woburn St. $700. His wife Elizabeth H. holds 6 acres Perry land $100. and 5 acres "Plains" $100.

Stickney sold a portion of the land with the house to Alphonse & Elmire Mailoux on July 10, 1920. Elizabeth Stickney held a portion of the property to the south and east of the Mailoux parcel and reserved a right of way to her lot via a "cart path" mentioned in the deeds and shown on Land Court map #14540 A. Charles and Elizabeth then moved to Clark Rd in 1920.

Alphonse applied to Land Court on Dec. 5, 1930 over a boundary dispute which the Courts found in his favor on March 21, 1930. His deeds from this point are recorded by Certificate number.

In 1945 Carl J. Finley, from Wakefield b. 1918, a carpenter and his wife Ethel R. b. 1921,a shoe worker purchase the property which contains six acres. The land is sub-divided through the years and Flinley later sells off the remaining land to Baker's Meadow Realty Trust in Dec. 30, 1969. The businessmen and contractors are Neil L. Mitton, Herbert G. Schurian, Joseph Watson and Arthur Williams who then develop Enfield Drive. The Finley parcel at 96 Woburn now contains 1.875 acres.

Bibliography/References: 

Essex County Registry Deeds, Salem, MA
Essex Northern Registry Deeds, Lawrence, MA
Andover Maps
Andover valuation Schedules
Ancestry.com - Abbott Genealogy,
Map plan #14540 A- Land Court - Nov. 4, 1930 - Mailoux
Map plan #14540 B - Sub.-div. - June 18, 1968 - Ctf. 6292
Map plan #14540 C - Sub.-div. - Mar. 24, 1970 - Ctf. 6575
Map plan #14540 D - Sub. -div. May 11, 1971 - Ctf. 6685

Owners:
Nathan B. Abbott - land
Nathan B. Abbott estate, heirs Elizabeth L., Ella, Anna & Ira Abbott - Mar. 21, 1885
Elizabeth H. Stickney, wife of Charles C. - Apr. 22, 1886 - 43 + acres
Alphonse & Elmire Mailoux - July 10, 1920 - b. 428 p. 276
Alphonse & Elmire Mailoux - Dec. 5, 1930 - b. 556 p. 381 - Notice to land court
Alphonse & Elmire Mailoux - Mar. 25, 1931 - b. 557 p. 597 - decree
Alphonse & Elmire Mailoux Mar. 25, 1931 - certificate #1840
Alphonse & Elmire Mailoux to Stickney - Jul. 10, 1920 - R of W - Ctf. #1844
Clarence M. B. & Elizabeth Smith - Mar. 31, 1931 - Doc. #4978
Lawrence Co-op Bank - Mar. 29, 1931 - Ctf. #4978 mtg.
Lawrence Co-op Bank - Oct. 14, 1932 - Ctf. #5267 - Possession
Thomas E. & Mary Frances Reed - Apr. 21, 1933 - Ctf. #1985

Elizabeth H. Stickney estate, Melina Towne, Admin. - Dec. 20, 1935 - Probate
Thomas E. & Mary Frances Reed - Sept. 15, 1935 - b. 601 p. 103 - 6 acres
Mary Frances Reed estate, Thomas E. Reed heir - Jan. 17, 1938 - 6 acres
Mary Greenwood - Dec. 13, 1938 - b. 620 p. 483
John D. Cooke, wife Margaret R. - July 2, 1944 - b. 665 p. 107
Carl J. & Ethel J. Finley - May 24, 1945 - b. 673 p. 263
Baker's Meadow Realty Trust, Mitton, Schurian, Watson, Williams - Dec. 30, 1969 - Ctf. #6570
Carl J. Finley - Mar. 24, 1970 - Ctf. # 6575 - lot 3 -1.2 acres
Shirley R. Shea - Dec. 9, 1970 - Ctf. #6575
Carl J. & Shirley J. Finley, Jr. - Dec. 24, 1996 - Ctf. #12551
James M. Cappiello - Mar. 24, 2003 - Ctf. #13788 - lot 2
James M. Cappiello - Apr. 1, 2003 - Ctf. #15199 - lot 1
James M. & Danielle M. Cappiello Dec. 24, 1996 - Ctf. #12551
James M. Cappiello - Aug. 1, 2013 - Ctf. #16985

Inventory Data:

StreetWoburn St
PlaceBallardvale
Historic DistrictAndover Historic Building Survey
Historic NameElizabeth & Charles Sttickney House
Present Useresidence
Original Useresidence
Construction Date1888 - 1889
Sourcestyle - njs
Architectural StyleQueen Anne
Foundationstone/granite/concrete
Wall/Trimclapboards/shingles/vinyl clad
Roofasphalt - gable
Outbuildings / Secondary Structuresbarn/garage attached
Major Alterationsgarage conversion to living space, replacement windows, vinyl siding
Conditionexcellent
Acreage1.89 acres; lot size 1.2 acres; approx. frontage: 195'
Settingresidential
Map and parcel120-1
MHC NumberANV.589
Recorded byStack/Mofford, James S. Batchelder
OrganizationAndover Preservation Commission
Date entered1975 - 1977, 12/10/2018

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