Difference between pages "Andover Historic Houses - Chandler-Abbot Bigsby House" and "Historic Houses - Osgood House"

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The Chandler-Bigsby-Abott House, believed to be the oldest house in Andover (South Parish), was erected between 1670 and 1673The house was built by Captain Thomas Chandler, a wealthy blacksmith, for his daughter Hannah.  
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The Osgood House in West Andover was the home of Rev. David Osgood, D.D., a well-known minister who graduated from Harvard College in 1771It was also residence to patriot and orator James Otis who died there in 1783 after being struck by lightning while standing in the doorway.
  
Chandler was one of several prominent Andover men who testified against accused witch Samuel Wardwell who was hanged in Salem in 1692. Chandler was also part of a lawsuit, Chandler v. Tyler, that went on for 10 years. The story goes that Job Tyler apprenticed his son, Hopestill, to Chandler, but that Tyler broke the contract. Chandler eventually won the case.
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[[Image:Osgood_House.jpg|thumb|...''The Osgood House''.... click to enlarge|left]]
 
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[[Image:Osgood_House_Narrative,_Part_1.jpg|thumb|...''The Osgood House Narrative, Part 1''.... click to enlarge|left]]
The house is located at 88 Lowell Street. Chandler gave the house to his son-in-law, Daniel Bigsby. Additions were made in 1760 and 1800. It served as a tavern and coach stop. The Abbots bought it in 1944. Mike Ristuccia, an Andover resident known for restoring old properties, bought the house in 2006.
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[[Image:Osgood_House_Narrative,_Part_2.jpg|thumb|...''The Osgood House Narrative, Part 2''.... click to enlarge|left]]
 
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[[Image:Chandler_Bigsby_Abbot_House.jpg|thumb|...''Chandler Bigsby Abbot House''.... click to enlarge|left]]
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* ''Andover Townsman'', October 16, 1975
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*"The odd death of patriot, Andover man James Otis Jr.," ''Andover Townsman'', July 28, 2011, p. 1.
* ''Lawrence Eagle Tribune'', May 29, 1946
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* ''Andover Historical  Building Survery'' - Andover Special Collection
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* "Oldest home in town hits the market", ''Andover Townsman'', February 2, 2006
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* "A little slice of history", ''Eagle Tribune'', March 5, 2006.
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* "Town's oldest home will be renovated, not turned: Work begins on Chandler-Bigsby-Abbott house next month", ''Eagle Tribune'', April 5, 2006.
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* "Life of Job Tyler: Andover's original pioneer," ''Andover Townsman'', January 24, 2013, p.9.
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Revision as of 14:26, 17 June 2013

The Osgood House in West Andover was the home of Rev. David Osgood, D.D., a well-known minister who graduated from Harvard College in 1771. It was also residence to patriot and orator James Otis who died there in 1783 after being struck by lightning while standing in the doorway.

...The Osgood House.... click to enlarge
...The Osgood House Narrative, Part 1.... click to enlarge
...The Osgood House Narrative, Part 2.... click to enlarge


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  • "The odd death of patriot, Andover man James Otis Jr.," Andover Townsman, July 28, 2011, p. 1.


--Kim 12:32, November 8, 2011 (EST)
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