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'''Ballardvale Mills'''
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The Ballardvale Historic District Commission established by the town in 1995 to preserve Ballardvale. According to Chapter 40C of the Massachusetts General Laws its mission is to:
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*To preserve and protect the distinctive characteristics of the buildings and places significant to the history of the Commonwealth’s cities and towns.
 
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*To maintain and improve the settings of those buildings and places.
The Ballardvale Mills were established when William Ballard, one of the first settlers, of Andover established a saw mill and a grist mill. Later in 1794. Timothy Ballard was granted the use of falls on the Shawsheen River to power the mill.  Upon Timothy's death in 1836 John and Willam Marland, Abraham Gould, and Mark H. Newman bought the property and established the Ballardvale Manufacturing Company. In 1841 Marland imported English worsted machinery to make the first worsted wool in this country. In 1866 the mills became known as the Bradlee Mills.  
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*To encourage compatibility with existing buildings when new buildings are planned within the district."
 
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The mill consisted of both brick and wooden buildings. The brick buildings were sold to the Northern Rubber Company in 1930. In 1944 this company was purchased by the Shawsheen Rubber Company.
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In 1898 a fire destroyed several buildings.
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The regulations for changes to buildings in Ballardvale are clearly defined in the *Rules Regulations and Procedures of BVHDC".
  
 
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*Andover's Former Mill Village. ''Andover Townsman'' January 4, 1996, p. 17,18. (elebrating Andover's 350th anniversary insert)
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*[http://andover.mvlc.org/eg/opac/record/35500?query=history%20of%20ballardvale;qtype=keyword;fi%3Asearch_format=;locg=5 History of Ballardvale Andover] Room R 974.45 His
 
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*[http://preservation.mhl.org/bhdc Ballard Historic District Commission(BVHDC)]
 
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*[http://preservation.mhl.org/sites/default/files/files/BVHDC%20rules.pdf Rules, Regulations and Procedures of BVHDC]
*Mills of Ballard Vale Captured Attention of Artist Sheeler ( Shows The Mill, a painting by Charles Sheeler, the first artist-in-residence at the Addison Gallery at Phillips Academy.)
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*"Ringing Out the Old" Townsman, January 1 ,2004
''Boston Globe'' September 8, 1996, p.17
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*Ballardvale Mills Made Award-Winning Flannels, ''Townsman'', August 18, 2011
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*[http://andover.mvlc.org/opac/en-US/skin/default/xml/rdetail.xml?r=422474&t=The%20Lower%20Merrimack%20River%20Valley%3A%20An%20Inventory%20of%20Historic%20Engineering%20and%20Industrial%20Sites&tp=title&l=6&d=0&hc=2&at=420&rt=title ''The Lower Merrimack River Valley: An Inventory of Historic Engineering and Industrial Sites''] R 609 Low, p.7
 
  
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--Eleanor 15:22, March 14, 2006 (EST)
--[[User:Eleanor|Eleanor]] 12:34, October 7, 2006 (EDT)
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--[[User:Eleanor|Eleanor]] 15:20, September 17, 2011 (EDT)
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Latest revision as of 16:37, 5 March 2015

The Ballardvale Historic District Commission established by the town in 1995 to preserve Ballardvale. According to Chapter 40C of the Massachusetts General Laws its mission is to:

  • To preserve and protect the distinctive characteristics of the buildings and places significant to the history of the Commonwealth’s cities and towns.
  • To maintain and improve the settings of those buildings and places.
  • To encourage compatibility with existing buildings when new buildings are planned within the district."

The regulations for changes to buildings in Ballardvale are clearly defined in the *Rules Regulations and Procedures of BVHDC".

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--Eleanor 15:22, March 14, 2006 (EST)

--Eleanor (talk) 15:23, 5 March 2015 (EST)

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