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Andover's first movie theater, the Wonderland, opened in 1909 at 7 Elm Street. In 2004 the Indra Salon occupied the space at 7 Elm Street.
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The Flints were the children of Mr. Tyer, founder of the Tyer Rubber Company.  Their uncle in England, Sir John Musgrove, left his estate to the family. The Flints bought the Elm Hotel, tore it down, and built the Musgrove Building in 1894.  At the time, it was referred to as a "modern commercial building."
  
[[File:Wonderland theater.jpg|200px|thumb|left|Wonderland Theater]] <br style="clear:both;" />
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[[Image:Musgrove_Building,_1894.jpg|thumb|...''The Musgrove Building, circa 1894''.... click to enlarge|left]]
  
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[[File:Musgrove.jpg|200px|thumb|left|Musgrove Building, circa 1960. Picture from the Andover Townsman Centennial Issue, July 21, 1988]]
  
[[File:indrasalon.jpg|200px|thumb|left|7 Elm Street in 2003 - the Indra Salon ]] <br style="clear:both;" />
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[[Image:Musgrove_Building.jpg|thumb|...''Townsman's Past & Present: Musgrove Building''.... click to enlarge|left]]
 
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These photos are from ''The Townsman'', September 23, 2004, "Past and Present".
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The Colonial Theater on Essex Street opened in 1912. The building was owned by Sam Resnick and had previously housed a livery stable, walsh's tin shop, a train station, and then a post office.  It was later named the Andover Playhouse.
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When the movie house closed in the '60s, the building was converted to office use, and it housed the part of town government that wouldn't fit into the town hall. Finally, the building, then called the "Theater Building," was torn down in 1984 for parking space at the Library.
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*"Arch changes corner into welcoming entrance," ''Eagle Tribune'', June 30, 1996.
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*"Past & Present: Musgrove Building," ''Townsman'', April 25, 2013, p. 13.
  
 
[[Image:Andover_Playhouse.jpg|thumb|...''The Andover Playhouse''.... click to enlarge|left]]
 
  
 
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[[Image:Theatre_Building.jpg|thumb|...''The Theatre Building''.... click to enlarge|left]]
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--[[User:Kim|Kim]] 12:13, December 22, 2011 (EST)
 
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*"Another theater becomes a memory," ''Andover Townsman'', 1984.
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*''Andover Townsman'', August 31, 1995.
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*"Remember When: The Andover Playhouse," ''Andover Townsman'',  August 19, 2004
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*"Joys of the town movie theaters," ''Andover Townsman'', March 7, 2013, p.12.
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* [http://andover.mvlc.org/opac/en-US/skin/default/xml/rdetail.xml?r=487303&t=century%20of%20change&tp=keyword&d=0&hc=1273&rt=keyword ''Andover a Century of Change:1896 - 1996''] by Eleanor Motley Richardson, (974.45 Ric) page 138.
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Revision as of 13:11, 22 October 2015

The Flints were the children of Mr. Tyer, founder of the Tyer Rubber Company. Their uncle in England, Sir John Musgrove, left his estate to the family. The Flints bought the Elm Hotel, tore it down, and built the Musgrove Building in 1894. At the time, it was referred to as a "modern commercial building."

...The Musgrove Building, circa 1894.... click to enlarge
Musgrove Building, circa 1960. Picture from the Andover Townsman Centennial Issue, July 21, 1988
...Townsman's Past & Present: Musgrove Building.... click to enlarge


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  • "Arch changes corner into welcoming entrance," Eagle Tribune, June 30, 1996.
  • "Past & Present: Musgrove Building," Townsman, April 25, 2013, p. 13.



--Kim 12:13, December 22, 2011 (EST)

--Eleanor (talk) 14:11, 22 October 2015 (EDT) back to Main Page