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== Lewis Farm ==
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The Main Street Committee, Andover Business Association, Downtown Andover Neighborhood Association and other groups have been working to improve downtown Andover.  
Developers eyed the extensive farmland in West Andover was after World War II.  One by one farmers sold their land and industry and residential dwellings moved in. Roger Lewis, owner of the Lewis Farm on Lowell Street, helped to pass legislation stop development of farmland.  The Agricultural Restriction Law provide funds for farmers to enable them to continue farming their land and resist the high sums offered by developers.  Mr. Lewis did sell some of his land to developers and then bought a land in South Deerfield.
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The 1920 Andover Street directory listed 206 farmers.  In 1994 there was only one farm stand on Lowell Street.
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== Richardson Farm ==
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The seventy acre Richardson Farm, located on Elm Street, was sold for the establishment of Merrimack College in 1947.
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*[http://134.241.121.88/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1VO23D1142234.6117&menu=search&aspect=subtab783&npp=25&ipp=20&spp=20&profile=man&ri=&term=&index=.GW&aspect=subtab783&term=&index=.AW&term=andover+a+century+of+change&index=.ET&term=&index=.SW&x=0&y=0#focus ''Andover a Century of Change:1896 - 1996''] by Eleanor Motley Richardson, (974.45 Ric), page 175.
 
  
 
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*"Should downtown ban lawyers from streetside offices?," ''Eagle Tribune'', March 11, 1998, page 9.
== Rennie Farm ==
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*"Downtown: would bigger be better," ''Andover Townsman'', December 24, 1998, page 28.
The Rennie Farm was located at 61 Argilla Road. One of their crops was strawberries.
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*"DANA to local officials: Spend more on sidewalks," ''Andover Townsman'', December 24, 1998.
 
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*"Officials welcome feedback on Main Street plan," ''Andover Townsman'', January 14, 1999, page 6.
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*"Merchants, officials have mixed views on downtown," ''Andover Townsman'', March 4, 1999, page 21.
*[http://134.241.121.88/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1VO23D1142234.6117&menu=search&aspect=subtab783&npp=25&ipp=20&spp=20&profile=man&ri=&term=&index=.GW&aspect=subtab783&term=&index=.AW&term=andover+a+century+of+change&index=.ET&term=&index=.SW&x=0&y=0#focus ''Andover a Century of Change:1896 - 1996''] by Eleanor Motley Richardson, (974.45 Ric), page 66.
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*"Merchants give their opinions on making downtown better," ''Andover Townsman'', August 12, 1999, page 26.
 
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*"Andover makeover," ''Eagle Tribune'', June 10, 2001, page C1.
 
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*"Money to give Main Street its look for next 40 years," ''Andover Townsman'', May 2, 2002.
== Sylvan Hollow Farm ==
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*"Rep: Calling all landlords," ''Andover Townsman'', October 30, 2003, page 1.
The Sylvan Hollow farm, a poultry farm, was located on Boutwell Road.
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*"5 Facelift for downtown," ''Andover Townsman'', December 30, 2004.
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*"Signs of the times: Proposed bylaws would eliminate clutter downtown," ''Andover Townsman'', March 17, 2005, page 1.
*[http://134.241.121.88/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1VO23D1142234.6117&menu=search&aspect=subtab783&npp=25&ipp=20&spp=20&profile=man&ri=&term=&index=.GW&aspect=subtab783&term=&index=.AW&term=andover+a+century+of+change&index=.ET&term=&index=.SW&x=0&y=0#focus ''Andover a Century of Change:1896 - 1996''] by Eleanor Motley Richardson, (974.45 Ric), page 66.
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*"Town clamps down on signs," ''Andover Townsman'', May 5, 2005.
 
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*"Main Street changes head to MassHighway," ''Andover Townsman'', June 23, 2005, page 1.
 
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*"Manager: Stay the course - Bumpouts part of Main Street plan," ''Andover Townsman'', October 5, 2006, p. 1.
 
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*"Major changes start in 2007 on Main Street," ''Eagle Tribune'', November 14, 2006.
 
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*"Timber! Main Street trees to fall," ''Andover Townsman'', February 21, 2008, page 1.
Bailey Farm
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*"Main Street tree chopping begins, ongoing until March 14," ''Andover Townsman'', March 6, 2008.
Laurel Lane
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*"Banner days ahead for downtown," ''Andover Townsman'', May 8, 2008.
Bought by Roger Lewis in 1939; sold in 1968 to Arkright-Boston, who leased the property to Hewlitt Packard. HP purchased the land in 1980. and bought a farm in South Deerfield, Massachusetts.
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*"Deals that shaped downtown," ''Andover Townsman'', May 8, 2008.
Specialized in strawberries
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*"New crosswalks for $48,000," ''Andover Townsman'', May 8, 2008, p. 1.
Richardson's Book, page 66 and 67, page 229.
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*"Main Street gas work to be done at night," ''Andover Townsman'', June 12, 2008.
 
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*"Main Street redesign ramps up," ''Andover Townsman'', July 3, 2008, page 1.
Loosigian Farm
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*"Main Street redesign has spurred private investment downtown," ''Andover Townsman'', September 25, 2008, page 1.
On Lowell Street
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*"Home stretch for multimillion Main," ''Andover Townsman'', August 13, 2013, p. 4.
A working farm since 1910
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*"Main Street workers race against winter," ''Andover Townsman'', October 9, 2008, page 2.
"Loosigian: 81 Years and Counting," ''Andover Townsman,'' April 4, 2002, page 1
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*"Main Street redesign to be feted on Andover Day," ''Andover Townsman'', October 15, 2009, page 1.
"Farm Bounty Recovering for Wet Spring," ''Andover Townsman'', July 20, 2006
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Andover Vertical File - Farms
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Maddox Farm
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along the Merrimack River off River Road
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Where Agilent is located in 2006
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A huge tract of land, but now the Maddox family owns only 2 parcels in October 1999
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Sold to Loosigians in the early 1950's; operated the farm as Pleasantview farms until 1976, when it was sold for industrial development.
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Nabydoski Farm
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Closed in 2005 after a long battle with the town
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40 acres
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a health risk responsible for a high coliform count in the Pinnacle Brook because the garbage on the farm attracts seagulls. Sold to developer William Johnson in October of 2004, but held the actual sale for more than a year with negotiations assuring the Mr. Nabydoski keep his home on the property.
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"Neighbors Say His Farm Really Stinks," Andover Townsman, May 8, 2003, page 7
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"Farmer agrees to Move the Rest of His Livestock," Boston Sunday Globe,'' January 9, 2005,  
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"Farmer wonders what he'll do" Eagle Tribune 1/20/05, page 1 and page 8
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"Nabydoski's Fines Continue to Soar," Eagle Tribune, September, 22, 2005
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*Andover Vertical File - Farms
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Rose Glen Farm
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On Lowell Street
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Moved his herd to Argilla Road in 1960 and built a dairy bar on Andover Street. The Dairy Bar was sold and Village Deli and other businesses occupy the structure.
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Shattuck Farm
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Offical Massachusetts Historical Site.
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Archeaological site believed to be populated in 6,000 B.C.
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"The Ghosts and Voices of Shattuck Farm, Today, June 18, 1975, page 10
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8,000 Years of Man's Past Sought at Shattuck Farms, Andover Townsman, November 11, 1977.
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Andover Vertical File - Farms
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*"Andover's Last Farms,: ''Andover Townsman,'' page 44 and 5.
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Revision as of 11:17, 6 December 2013

The Main Street Committee, Andover Business Association, Downtown Andover Neighborhood Association and other groups have been working to improve downtown Andover.

See

  • "Should downtown ban lawyers from streetside offices?," Eagle Tribune, March 11, 1998, page 9.
  • "Downtown: would bigger be better," Andover Townsman, December 24, 1998, page 28.
  • "DANA to local officials: Spend more on sidewalks," Andover Townsman, December 24, 1998.
  • "Officials welcome feedback on Main Street plan," Andover Townsman, January 14, 1999, page 6.
  • "Merchants, officials have mixed views on downtown," Andover Townsman, March 4, 1999, page 21.
  • "Merchants give their opinions on making downtown better," Andover Townsman, August 12, 1999, page 26.
  • "Andover makeover," Eagle Tribune, June 10, 2001, page C1.
  • "Money to give Main Street its look for next 40 years," Andover Townsman, May 2, 2002.
  • "Rep: Calling all landlords," Andover Townsman, October 30, 2003, page 1.
  • "5 Facelift for downtown," Andover Townsman, December 30, 2004.
  • "Signs of the times: Proposed bylaws would eliminate clutter downtown," Andover Townsman, March 17, 2005, page 1.
  • "Town clamps down on signs," Andover Townsman, May 5, 2005.
  • "Main Street changes head to MassHighway," Andover Townsman, June 23, 2005, page 1.
  • "Manager: Stay the course - Bumpouts part of Main Street plan," Andover Townsman, October 5, 2006, p. 1.
  • "Major changes start in 2007 on Main Street," Eagle Tribune, November 14, 2006.
  • "Timber! Main Street trees to fall," Andover Townsman, February 21, 2008, page 1.
  • "Main Street tree chopping begins, ongoing until March 14," Andover Townsman, March 6, 2008.
  • "Banner days ahead for downtown," Andover Townsman, May 8, 2008.
  • "Deals that shaped downtown," Andover Townsman, May 8, 2008.
  • "New crosswalks for $48,000," Andover Townsman, May 8, 2008, p. 1.
  • "Main Street gas work to be done at night," Andover Townsman, June 12, 2008.
  • "Main Street redesign ramps up," Andover Townsman, July 3, 2008, page 1.
  • "Main Street redesign has spurred private investment downtown," Andover Townsman, September 25, 2008, page 1.
  • "Home stretch for multimillion Main," Andover Townsman, August 13, 2013, p. 4.
  • "Main Street workers race against winter," Andover Townsman, October 9, 2008, page 2.
  • "Main Street redesign to be feted on Andover Day," Andover Townsman, October 15, 2009, page 1.


--Kim 16:37, December 6, 2012 (EST)

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