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Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, USA

"Andover, a post-village of Essex co., Mass, is in Andover township, and on the Boston & Maine Railroad, 23 miles N. of Boston, and about 10 miles E. of Lowell. It contains a savings-bank, a national bank, the Abbott Female Academy, a free public library of 11,500 volumes, and a liberally endowed institution called Phillips Academy, which was founded in 1778, and has an attendance of about 350 students annually. It is also the seat of Andover Theological Seminary, which was founded in 1807 and is under the control of the Congregationalists. This seminary has an endowment of $550,000 and a library of about 30,000 volumes. The number of students is nearly 100, and the number of alumni about 2000. It has 12 professors. The seminary and academy are under the same board of trustees, and have a productive property of about $500,000, and an unproductive property of about $300,000.

Andover township is bounded on the N.W. by the Merrimac River, and is intersected by the Lowell & Lawrence Railroad. It has 2 woollen-factories, 2 flax-mills, and 9 churches. It contains also villages named Ballard Vale, Frye Village, and West Andover Village. From Lowell Junction, within the limits of this town, the Lowell & Andover Railroad extends 10 miles to Lowell. Pop, in 1880, 5169; in 1890, 6142."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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  • 1646 - Andover founded
    The original Andover, founded by Simon and Anne Bradstreet along with the Barker, Osgood, Stevens, Woodbridge and other families, broke into two separ...Read MORE...

  • 6. ANDOVER. [Pop. 5,207. Inc. 1646.]
    The Indian name was Cochichewick, and that of Andover was given in remembrance of Andover in England, from which some of the first settlers came. ...Read MORE...

    Boston, Friday, Jan. 7.
    Accounts from Andover this morning, state that General PIERCE and lady are now at the house of JOHN AIKEN at that place. They...Read MORE...

  • News 1857 - Watched People Search for Her
    The Andover Mass. Advertiser tells a story of a woman belonging to that town, who had a falling out with her husband, and threatened to drown herself ...Read MORE...

  • 1859
    ANDOVER, a town of Massachusetts, U. S., in the co. of Essex, 21 m. N of Boston; 16 NW of Salem. Pop. in 1820, 3,889; in 1830, 4,540; in 1840, 5,207. ...Read MORE...

  • News 1869 - The Congregationalists of this country have six theological seminaries,
    in which are two hundred and forty-five students. Andover, Massachusetts, has the largest, and Oberlin, Ohio, the smallest.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 6, 1869

  • Andover, Massachusetts 1890
    Andover is a flourishing and delightful town of 5,711 inhabitants, 202 farms, 1,014 dwellings, and a valuation, in 1888, of $4,952,750. The rate of ta...Read MORE...

  • Andover, Massachusetts, USA
    "Security" Nipple

    Tyer Rubber Co., Andover, Mass.

    Ladies' Home Journal
    July 1898
  • Andover, Massachusetts, USA
    Ask Your Druggist for Tyrian Rubber Goods
    Because They Are Best
    Tyer Rubber Company, Andover, Mass.

    Ladies' Home Journal
    April 1898
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    The Phillip's Inn, Andover, Mass.
    (Harriet Beecher Stowe House on right)
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    Abott Academy
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    St. Augustine's Church, Andover, Mass.
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    Waiting Room, Musgrove Building

    The storefront at lower left served as a waiting room and transfer station for local trolley lines.

    "The Musgrove Block is a historic commercial building at 2 Main Street in the center of Andover, Massachusetts. ... Read MORE...

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    Christ Church Episcopal
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    Main Street, 1905
  • News 1906 - STUDENTS IN DISGRACE - Handle Innkeeper Roughly and Trouble is Brewing.
    Andover, Mass. May 23. - Between 15 and 20 boys, students at the Phillips-Andover academy, will be expelled from school, it is announced, because of t...Read MORE...

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    Elm Square, 1906
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    Musgrove Block
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    Chapel, Andover Theological Seminary, 1907
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    Andover Golf Club, 1908
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    New B. & M. Depot
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    Andover Inn
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    Brechin Terrace
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    K.O.A. Club, 1910
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    Town Hall and Central Fire Station, 1910
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    Tyer Rubber Co.
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    Smith Memorial Arch.
    West Parish Burial Ground
  • 1916
    Andover, a banking post-village of Essex co., Mass., in Andover township (town), on tne Boston and Maine R., 23 miles N. of Boston and 10 miles E. of ...Read MORE...

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    Memorial Hall Library
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    Smith & Dove Mills
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    American Woolen Company Administration Building, Shawsheen Village, Andover, Mass.
  • Andover, Massachusetts, USA
    Shawsheen River, Shawsheen Village

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