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The Town House was built in 1858 at a cost of $15,500 and is located on Main Street in the middle of town.  It was orginally constructed for 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..."
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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.
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The Town Seal was placed in the mosaic floor.
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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 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.
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[[Image:Andover_Town_House.jpg|thumb|...''Andover Town House Rededication Ceremony, May 6, 1989''.... click to enlarge|left]]
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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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