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On March 1, 1858, a committee was appointed to choose a site for and to consider building a Town House. The land was chosen and purchased from Mr. W. Philip Foster for $2,000.  The Town House was built in 1858 at a cost of $15,500 and is located on Main Street in the middle of town.
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*2 Andover musicians, bassist Mike Nuzzolo and drummer Greg Rickenbacker joined with Terence "Tito" Heally from Wilmington to form the band One Step Away. They were about 14 years old.  
  
  
The architect was Theodore Volkers and the contractors were Abbott & Clement.  The building was described as a "spacious hall in the second story, with a small gallery and four anterooms. In the first floor, a smaller hall, also a post office room, treasurer's and selectmen's room with a fire-proof safe, and a small room to rent as an office or store."  In a committee report made on December 20, 1858, the building was described as 55ft by 86ft long.
 
  
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*In 2008 the band decided to add voacalist Adam Carrington, also from Andover. They won the 2008 Boston Music Festival battle of the bands in the alternative music category as well as scholarships to Berklee College.
  
On May 7, 1860, the committee reported the expenditures:<br>
 
Land $2,000.00<br>
 
Building $13,541.16<br>
 
Furniture $1,474.10<br>
 
Celebration $105.90<br>
 
Total Expense: $17,122.16<br>
 
  
  
In 1882, an extension was added for cooking accommodations and water for use by clubs and private parties. In 1902, a lobby was designed with ornamental winding staircases and tinted walls.  The Town Seal was placed in the mosaic floor.  
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*In 2009 One Step Away won the Haverhill Rocks competition. They were 16 years old.
  
  
During WWII, the second floor was subdivided into office space.  Several plans to raze the building were thwarted in the 1950s and 1960s.
 
  
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*In 2011 One Step Away won the national Clear Chanel iHeart Radio Get Discovered! Contest. The band was then composed of Mike Nuzzolo, Adam Carrington, and Ben Trudeau from Andover, Wilmington, and Beverly.Their album ''For the Broken''was played on 100 radio stations. They had played on stages from Hollywood to Los Angeles, to Las Vegas.
  
In 1989, the facility was completely renovated adding air-conditioning.  The building is now available for wedding receptions, theater performances, and banquets. There is still a Post Office substation on the first floor.  A "Rededication Ceremony for the Andover Town House" was held on May 6, 1989.
 
  
[[Image:Andover_Town_House_Rededication.jpg|thumb|...''Andover Town House Rededication Ceremony, May 6, 1989''.... click to enlarge|left]]
 
  
[[Image:Andover_Town_House_Rededication_Ceremony.jpg|thumb|...''Andover Town House Rededication Ceremony, May 6, 1989''.... click to enlarge|left]]
 
  
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*Taking Steps to Their Dream; Local Alternative Rockers Win Boston Battle of the Bands.(portrait)  ''Andover Townsman'', October 23, 2008, page 7.
  
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*Andover Bank Rocks haverhill. One Step Away Wins Rock Battle.(portrait) ''Andover Townsman'', September 3, 2009, page 19.
  
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*''Andover Advertiser'', September 4, 1858.
 
  
*''Andover Advertiser'', November 20, 1858.
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*One Step Away Wins Again.(portrait) ''Andover Townsman'', September 15, 2011, page 6.
  
*''Andover Advertiser'', December 25, 1858.
 
  
*''Andover Advertiser'', January 1, 1859.
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* "Andover considers ways to save old Town Hall", ''Eagle Tribune'', November 25, 1986.
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<!-- insert signature here, if desired -->--[[User:Leslie|Leslie]] 17:00, November 15, 2011 (EST)
 
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* ''Andover Townsman'', April 27, 1989
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* ''Andover Townsman'', May 4, 1989, p. 6+
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*"Sentimental journey for hall", ''Andover Townsman'', July 21, 2005.
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*"Is there new revenue in Andover's Old Town Hall?", ''Eagle Tribune'', March 18, 2008.
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[http://andoverma.gov/facilities/rentals/townhouse.php Andover Town House Function Room ]
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Andover Vertical File--Historic Houses--Town House
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Revision as of 18:01, 15 November 2011

  • 2 Andover musicians, bassist Mike Nuzzolo and drummer Greg Rickenbacker joined with Terence "Tito" Heally from Wilmington to form the band One Step Away. They were about 14 years old.


  • In 2008 the band decided to add voacalist Adam Carrington, also from Andover. They won the 2008 Boston Music Festival battle of the bands in the alternative music category as well as scholarships to Berklee College.


  • In 2009 One Step Away won the Haverhill Rocks competition. They were 16 years old.


  • In 2011 One Step Away won the national Clear Chanel iHeart Radio Get Discovered! Contest. The band was then composed of Mike Nuzzolo, Adam Carrington, and Ben Trudeau from Andover, Wilmington, and Beverly.Their album For the Brokenwas played on 100 radio stations. They had played on stages from Hollywood to Los Angeles, to Las Vegas.



  • Taking Steps to Their Dream; Local Alternative Rockers Win Boston Battle of the Bands.(portrait) Andover Townsman, October 23, 2008, page 7.


  • Andover Bank Rocks haverhill. One Step Away Wins Rock Battle.(portrait) Andover Townsman, September 3, 2009, page 19.


  • One Step Away Wins Again.(portrait) Andover Townsman, September 15, 2011, page 6.



--Leslie 17:00, November 15, 2011 (EST)

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