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John F. Bingham House (1840)

Friday, May 29th, 2015 Posted in Andover, Greek Revival, Houses | No Comments »

John F. Bingham House

The Greek Revival house at 55 Hebron Road in Andover was built in 1840 by John F. Bingham (1808-1844). The Bingham family were descendants of Eleazar Bingham, who purchased land in Andover in 1750 that passed to his grandson, Cyrus Bingham. John F. Bingham was the nephew of Cyrus (he was the son of Cyrus’ brother Harvey Bingham). He received a farm where he built his house and also had a sawmill on Straddle Brook. He also served as Justice of the Peace.

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Elijah House House (1784)

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 Posted in Andover, Colonial, Houses | No Comments »

2 Center St., Andover

At the Corner of Hebron Road and Center Street in Andover is a house built by Elijah House in 1784. Elijah House (1745-1823), descended from a prominent family from Rhode Island, is said to have been bankrupted after lending money to the French soldiers encamped in Lebanon during the Revolutionary War in 1781, but rebounded enough to build his house in Andover three years later. House was a merchant who inherited his father John House‘s property in Hebron and Coventry in 1801. On his land, Elijah House had a merchant shop, a slaughterhouse, soap-making equipment and a paper mill. He leased his operations to his son, Simon, in 1815. The house has been much altered over the years.

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Phelps-Bingham Barn (1780)

Monday, March 16th, 2015 Posted in Andover, Colonial, Outbuildings | No Comments »

Phelps-Bingham Barn

According to the barn survey information at Historic Barns of Connecticut, the barn at 41 Hebron Road in Andover dates to 1780. An English side-entry barn, it was moved to its current address from further up the road. Its owner dismantled and rebuilt it in 1998 to reflect its original period. The nomination for the Andover Center Historic District dates the barn to c. 1850. The barn is associated with the Phelps-Bingham House, a colonial house across the street.

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Daggett House (1805)

Saturday, March 14th, 2015 Posted in Andover, Colonial, Houses | No Comments »

Daggett House

The house at 233 Route 6 in Andover was built in 1805. Known as the Daggett House, it was owned by Daggett family members until the 1960s. Read the rest of this entry »

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Old Town Hall, Andover (1893)

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010 Posted in Andover, Public Buildings, Vernacular | 1 Comment »

Set on a rise overlooking Route 6 is the Old Town Hall of Andover. Built in 1893, the wood-frame gable-front building is now the Museum of Andover History.

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First Congregational Church, Andover (1833)

Sunday, March 21st, 2010 Posted in Andover, Churches, Greek Revival | No Comments »

The Andover Ecclesiastical Society was officially formed in 1748, when it also settled its first pastor, Rev. Samuel Lockwood, who served until his death in 1791. Once the Society was established, construction began on a meeting house on what is now Hebron Road, which took twenty years to complete (although it began to be in use before it was finished). A new church was built in 1832-1833, which was later renovated in 1869. The First Congregational Church was much expanded with a new addition in 1958.

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The Daniel White Tavern (1722)

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 Posted in Andover, Colonial, Houses, Taverns & Inns | 3 Comments »

Daniel White’s Tavern, on Hutchinson Road in Andover, was built as a house in 1722 and was opened as a tavern in 1773 by Daniel White, who was a Coventry selectman and an army captain during the Revolutionary War. Known as White’s Tavern at the Sign of the Black Horse, the house had two inner walls on the second floor which could be swung upwards to create an enlarged ballroom. The Tavern was a frequent stopping place for the comte de Rochambeau during the Revolutionary War. He stopped there in May 1781, on his way to and from his conference with Washington in Wethersfield. Later, in June of that year, when his army camped nearby in Bolton, on its way from Rhode Island to fight in the Battle of Yorktown (and again in November, when the army was returning), Rochambeau and several of his officers were guests at the Tavern. Rochambeau was there again in 1782, when he traveled to Newburgh, New York, for his final meeting with Washington.

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