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Peter Arthur, a well loved Andover High School social studies teacher, died unexpectedly from a heart attack on February 4, 2006.  He was 32 years old. He coached freshman soccer at Andover High and varsity baseball at Westford Academy. Students were well acquainted with the phrase he used often: " Make Good Choices". The funeral was held at the Collins Center; 1200 people attended.
  
After the two parishes of Andover split resulting in two towns (Andover and North Andover) in 1855, Andover town meetings were held in churches and private homes.  It became evident that a town hall was necessary and one was built in 1858 at 20 Main Street.
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There is a scholarship fund in his honor Jeffrey Arthur Education Fund.
  
During World War II the meeting hall on the upper floor was divided to makeshift office space. In 1946 The Town's Tercentennial Committee advocated that the building be torn down. The building, however, was not torn down then but the fever to tear down the building was rejuvenated in a Town warrant article during the 1960's. When Fred Cheever, a local real estate developer donated $500 to begin renovation the article was defeated. In 1981 Punchard High School was renovated and used as a Town Hall. Finally the 1987 Town Meeting appropriated $2.6 million dollars to renovate the old Town Hall and the process began.  Using old photographs the meeting room was restored;  it is now rented for functions.
 
 
The building is now listed National Register of Historic Places.
 
 
 
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* [http://andover.mvlc.org/eg/opac/record/487303?fi%3Aitem_type=;query=andover%20century%20of%20change;qtype=keyword;locg=5 Andover A Century of Change], by Eleanor Motley Richardson, 974.45 Ric page 43.
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*"AHS Pays Tribute to Teacher Today", ''The Townsman'', February 9, 2006, page 5.
* [http://andover.mvlc.org/eg/opac/record/6355?fi%3Aitem_type=;query=andover%20what%20it%20was;qtype=keyword;locg=5 ''Andover What it Was, What it is''] 974.45 And page 1 of the section titled "What it Will Be".
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*"Good-bye to a Teacher,"'' The Townsman'', February 16, 2006, page 13.
*"He Fought for Town Hall - and Won" ''Townsman'', July 14, 2005, page 34
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*[http://andover.mvlc.org/eg/opac/record/1159536?qtype=keyword;query=images%20of%20america%20andover;locg=5 Images of America], by Andrew Gritz 974.5 Gri, pages 96 &97.
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Peter Arthur, a well loved Andover High School social studies teacher, died unexpectedly from a heart attack on February 4, 2006. He was 32 years old. He coached freshman soccer at Andover High and varsity baseball at Westford Academy. Students were well acquainted with the phrase he used often: " Make Good Choices". The funeral was held at the Collins Center; 1200 people attended.

There is a scholarship fund in his honor Jeffrey Arthur Education Fund.

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  • "AHS Pays Tribute to Teacher Today", The Townsman, February 9, 2006, page 5.
  • "Good-bye to a Teacher," The Townsman, February 16, 2006, page 13.


--Eleanor 11:00, February 20, 2013 (EST)

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