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The territory within the limits of the town of Andover was originally called Cochicawick. Andover was incorporated as a town May 6, 1646, and was named for the town in Hants County, England, which had been the home of many settlers.
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The following images show the changing face of Main Street beginning at North Main to Main Street to South Main Street.  Photos are from the "Past and Present" feature of the ''Andover Townsman''. shows  The top picture is an older picture and the lower picture is more current. All of the more current pictures are photographed by photographer Tim Jean.
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== '''Anton's Cleaners''' ==
  
A committee was appointed by the General Court on June 1, 1652, to lay out the bounds between Andover and Cambridge.
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[[Image:Anton's Cleaners.jpg|thumb|...''Anton's Cleaners''.... click to enlarge|left]]
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*The bounds between Andover and Billerica were established May 26, 1658.
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=='''Woodworth Motors''' was a Ford Dealership in 1938 ==
*The bounds between Andover and Wills Hill were established May 9, 1678.
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*June 20, 1728, a part of Andover was included in the new town of Middleton.
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*April 17, 1847, a part of Andover was included in the new town of Lawrence.
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*April 7, 1855, a part of Andover was established as North Andover.
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The division of Andover into two parishes: Andover and North Andover was enacted in the ''The Massachusetts Acts of 1855'', Chapter 150 on page 587.
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*February 7, 1879, a part of Andover was annexed to Lawrence.
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*The bounds between Andover and Tewksbury were established May 21, 1903.
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*The bounds between Andover and North Reading were established April 22, 1904.
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In the mid 1840's the early settlers of Andover - John Osgood, Reverend John Woodbridge and Nicholas Holt - came from areas in England that used an open farm system. Homes were in a compact area with the farming areas located in large open fields. As the town grew the farming parcels and of land given to new arrivals and families of the original settlers was far from the center of town, people began to build homes on their farming lots so they would not travel long distances to farm each day. This drove the population to the South.
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[[Image:Shawsheen Motor Mart.jpg|thumb|...''Shawsheen Motor Mart''... click to enlarge|left]]<br style="clear:both;" />
  
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=='''Barnard Block''' ==
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[[Image:Main Street Early 1900s.jpg|thumb|...''Main Street Early 1900s''... click to enlarge|left]]
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Vital records for Andover from 1647-1905 on available at the library on microfiche.  Contents of the fiche are listed below.
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== '''Main and Park Street including the Barnard Building''' ==
[[Image:Andover Vital Records.jpg|thumb|...''Andover Vital Records, 1647-1905''.... click to enlarge|left]]
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[[Image:MainandPark.jpg|thumb|...''Main and Park Streets''... click to enlarge|left]]
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== '''Main Street 1940 showing Old Town Hall''' ==
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== '''Elander & Swanton / Royal Jewelers''' ==
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[[Image:Elander & Swanton, Inc..jpg|thumb|...''Elander & Swanton, Inc.''... click to enlarge|left]]
 
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== '''Gulf Service Station''' ==
  
''The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Acts and Resolves for 1956'', Chapter 571 established a Town Manager system of government for Andover. The plan called for a Board of Selectmen, a moderator, school committee, Trustees of Punchard Free School, Trustess of Cornell Fund, a housing authority.
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[[Image:Gulf Service Station.jpg|thumb|...''Gulf Service Station''... click to enlarge|left]]
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== '''A&P Market later became Bertucci's''' ==
  
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* [http://archives.lib.state.ma.us/handle/2452/96973 ''The Massachusetts Acts of 1855'', Chapter 15O, page 587.] * [https://archive.org/details/actsresolvespass1956mass ''The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Acts and Resolves for 1956'', Chapter 571]
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[[Image:Main_Street_House_Move.jpg|thumb|...''Main Street house moved''.... click to enlarge|left]]
* [http://andover.mvlc.org/opac/en-US/skin/default/xml/rdetail.xml?r=250279&t=Andover%20Symbol%20of%20New%20England&tp=title&l=5&d=1&f=at&hc=1&rt=title''Andover Symbol of New England''] by Fuess, Claude Moore, (974.45 Fue)
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* [http://cdl.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/moa/pageviewer?frames=1&coll=moa&view=50&root=%2Fmoa%2Fnewe%2Fnewe0020%2F&tif=00493.TIF&cite=http%3A%2F%2Fcdl.library.cornell.edu%2Fcgi-bin%2Fmoa%2Fmoa-cgi%3Fnotisid%3DAFJ3026-0020-6 "Historic Andover"] by Annie Sawyer Downs in ''New England Magazine'', volume 20, issue 4, page 483 - 507
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[[Image:Hartigan's Drug Store.jpg|thumb|...''Hartigan's Drug Store''... click to enlarge|left]]
* [http://andover.mvlc.org/opac/en-US/skin/default/xml/rdetail.xml?r=103693&t=historical%20Sketches%20of%20Andover&tp=title&l=5&d=1&f=at&hc=5&rt=title ''Historical Sketches of Andover''] by Bailey, Sarah Loring, (974.45 Bai)
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* [http://andover.mvlc.org/opac/en-US/skin/default/xml/rdetail.xml?r=616794&t=First%20Settlements%20of%20North%20Andover%20and%20Andover&tp=title&l=5&d=1&f=at&hc=1&rt=title "The Hitherto Undiscovered First Settlements of North Andover and Andover of 1629 and 1634. "] a slide show by Wrigley, Clifford (Andover Room R 974.45 Wri)
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[[Image:Barcelos_Market.jpg|thumb|...''Barcelos Market''... click to enlarge|left]]
*[http://ma-vitalrecords.org/MA/Essex/Andover Vital Records of Andover, MA]
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[[Image:Academy Garage.jpg|thumb|...''Academy Garage''... click to enlarge|left]]
* "The Old Patterns in the New World: the Distribution of Land in 17th Century Andover", by Philip J. Greven, Jr., Essex Institute Historical Collections, April 1965, page 133+
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[[Image:Andover Steam Laundry.jpg|thumb|...''Andover Steam Laundry''.... click to enlarge|left]]
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[[Image:Andover National Bank.jpg|thumb|...''Andover National Bank''.... click to enlarge|left]]
  
 
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*"Past and Present: Anton's Cleaners," ''Andover Townsman'', November 2, 2006.
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*"Past and Present: Main Street Early 1900s," ''Andover Townsman'', February 17, 2005.
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*"Past and Present: Gulf Service Station," ''Andover Townsman'', May 12, 2005.
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*"Past and Present: Main and Park Streets," ''Andover Townsman'', May 19, 2005.
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*"Past and Present: Elander & Swanton, Inc.," ''Andover Townsman'', May 26, 2005.
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*"Past and Present: Main Street," ''Andover Townsman'', July 14, 2005.
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*"Past and Present: Shawsheen Plaza," ''Andover Townsman'', September 1, 2005.
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*"Past and Present: Hartigan's Pharmacy," ''Andover Townsman'', December 22, 2005.
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*"Past and Present: Main Street," ''Andover Townsman'', March 16, 2006
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*"Past and Present: Shawsheen Motor Mart," ''Andover Townsman'', March 23, 2006.
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*"Past and Present: Barcelos Market," ''Andover Townsman'', July 27, 2006.
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*"Past and Present: Academy Garage," ''Andover Townsman'', October 26, 2006.
  
--[[User:Eleanor|Eleanor]] 15:15, February 21, 2008 (EST)<br>
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*"Past and Present: Olde Andover Village," ''Andover Townsman'', October 11, 2012.
--[[User:Kim|Kim]] 10:38, May 10, 2013 (EDT)
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*"Past and Present: Barnard Building, 36 Main Street," ''Andover Townsman'', December 20, 2012.
--[[User:Eleanor|Eleanor]] 12:15, February 13, 2015 (EST)
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*"Past and Present," ''Andover Townsman'', July 28, 2005.
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*"Past and Present," ''Andover Townsman'', September 8, 2005.
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*"Past and Present," ''Andover Townsman'', May 26, 2006.
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Revision as of 15:28, 7 January 2016

The following images show the changing face of Main Street beginning at North Main to Main Street to South Main Street. Photos are from the "Past and Present" feature of the Andover Townsman. shows The top picture is an older picture and the lower picture is more current. All of the more current pictures are photographed by photographer Tim Jean.

Anton's Cleaners

...Anton's Cleaners.... click to enlarge



Woodworth Motors was a Ford Dealership in 1938

...Shawsheen Motor Mart... click to enlarge

Barnard Block

...Main Street Early 1900s... click to enlarge


Main and Park Street including the Barnard Building

...Main and Park Streets... click to enlarge


Main Street 1940 showing Old Town Hall

"Main Street, 1940

Elander & Swanton / Royal Jewelers

...Elander & Swanton, Inc.... click to enlarge


Gulf Service Station

...Gulf Service Station... click to enlarge


A&P Market later became Bertucci's

...Main Street house moved.... click to enlarge
...Hartigan's Drug Store... click to enlarge
...Barcelos Market... click to enlarge
...Academy Garage... click to enlarge
...Andover Steam Laundry.... click to enlarge
...Andover National Bank.... click to enlarge


See

  • "Past and Present: Anton's Cleaners," Andover Townsman, November 2, 2006.
  • "Past and Present: Main Street Early 1900s," Andover Townsman, February 17, 2005.
  • "Past and Present: Gulf Service Station," Andover Townsman, May 12, 2005.
  • "Past and Present: Main and Park Streets," Andover Townsman, May 19, 2005.
  • "Past and Present: Elander & Swanton, Inc.," Andover Townsman, May 26, 2005.
  • "Past and Present: Main Street," Andover Townsman, July 14, 2005.
  • "Past and Present: Shawsheen Plaza," Andover Townsman, September 1, 2005.
  • "Past and Present: Hartigan's Pharmacy," Andover Townsman, December 22, 2005.
  • "Past and Present: Main Street," Andover Townsman, March 16, 2006
  • "Past and Present: Shawsheen Motor Mart," Andover Townsman, March 23, 2006.
  • "Past and Present: Barcelos Market," Andover Townsman, July 27, 2006.
  • "Past and Present: Academy Garage," Andover Townsman, October 26, 2006.
  • "Past and Present: Olde Andover Village," Andover Townsman, October 11, 2012.
  • "Past and Present: Barnard Building, 36 Main Street," Andover Townsman, December 20, 2012.
  • "Past and Present," Andover Townsman, July 28, 2005.
  • "Past and Present," Andover Townsman, September 8, 2005.
  • "Past and Present," Andover Townsman, May 26, 2006.


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--Jen 12:35, July 8, 2010 (EST)
--Kim 10:27, October 25, 2011 (EDT)
--Eleanor (talk) 14:20, 7 January 2016 (EST)