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(New page: The home at 9 Locke Street in Andover was built in 1897. From that time until 1912, the house was called the Sphinx Club. It belonged to a secret society associated with Phillips Academy...)
 
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The home at 9 Locke Street in Andover was built in 1897From that time until 1912, the house was called the Sphinx ClubIt belonged to a secret society associated with Phillips AcademyNo further information has been discovered.
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The Abbot Homestead, located at the corner of Andover Street and Argilla Road, was thought to have been built circa 1685Benjamin Abbot, the first owner of the house, accused neighbor Martha Carrier, "Queen of Hell," of witchcraft after a boundary disputeCarrier was executed in 1692The Public Television Station program "History Detectives" examined wood borings taken from the beams of the house and determined that it was actually built between 1703 and 1708. <p>
  
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[[Image:Benjamin_Abbot_Homestead.jpg|thumb|...''The Benjamin Abbot Homestead''.... click to enlarge|left]]
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[[Image:Abbot_House.jpg|thumb|...''The Abbot House''.... click to enlarge|left]]
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[[Image:Abbot_House_1988.jpg|thumb|...''The Abbot House, photo taken in 1988''.... click to enlarge|left]]
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[[Image:Benjamin_Abbot_Homestead_Narrative,_Part_1.jpg|thumb|...''The Abbot Homestead Narrative, Part 1''.... click to enlarge|left]]
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[[Image:Benjamin_Abbot_Homestead_Narrative,_Part_2.jpg|thumb|...''The Abbot Homestead Narrative, Part 2''.... click to enlarge|left]]
 
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* "Benjamin Abbot House is one of the Valley's Oldest," ''Eagle Tribune'', November 13, 1988.
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* ''Andover Historical Building Survey'' - Andover Special Collection
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* Featured in the PBS series "History Detectives" (Channel 2 July 16, 2003)
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* "Who will buy historic Abbot home?", ''Andover Townsman'', July 22, 2004.
  
*"Owners of Andover home embrace its mysterious past," ''Eagle Tribune,'' November 26, 2006.
 
  
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The Abbot Homestead, located at the corner of Andover Street and Argilla Road, was thought to have been built circa 1685. Benjamin Abbot, the first owner of the house, accused neighbor Martha Carrier, "Queen of Hell," of witchcraft after a boundary dispute. Carrier was executed in 1692. The Public Television Station program "History Detectives" examined wood borings taken from the beams of the house and determined that it was actually built between 1703 and 1708.

...The Benjamin Abbot Homestead.... click to enlarge
...The Abbot House.... click to enlarge
...The Abbot House, photo taken in 1988.... click to enlarge
...The Abbot Homestead Narrative, Part 1.... click to enlarge
...The Abbot Homestead Narrative, Part 2.... click to enlarge


See

  • "Benjamin Abbot House is one of the Valley's Oldest," Eagle Tribune, November 13, 1988.
  • Andover Historical Building Survey - Andover Special Collection
  • Featured in the PBS series "History Detectives" (Channel 2 July 16, 2003)
  • "Who will buy historic Abbot home?", Andover Townsman, July 22, 2004.



--Eleanor 16:50, February 1, 2006 (EST)
--Kim 11:39, March 6, 2012 (EST)

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