Andover, Massachusetts (Images of America Series)

Andover, Massachusetts (Images of America Series)


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Andover, Massachusetts (Images of America Series) by Andrew Grilz, Andover Historical Society

Andover, geographically one of the largest townships in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, has a long and illustrious history. Founded more than 350 years ago, Andover has played a part in several critical events in American history, including the French and Indian wars, the witchcraft hysteria of the 1690s, the American Revolution, the abolitionist movement, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. It is the birthplace of the song “America,” written by Samuel Francis Smith. It has been the home of such notables as Anne Bradstreet, the first poet in the New World; Salem Poor, former slave and hero of the Battle of Bunker Hill; Samuel Osgood, the first postmaster general of the United States; and Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. It is home to the Andover Village Improvement Society, the second-oldest land conservation group in America. Pres. Franklin Pierce called Andover his summer home, and countless leaders of business and government resided in Andover while students at Phillips Andover Academy, one of the most prestigious private academies in the country.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738562148
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 01/19/2009
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 127
Sales rank: 1,214,036
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Using the extensive photographic archives and records of the Andover Historical Society, curator Andrew Grilz has created an entertaining and informative glimpse into Andover’s past. Norma Gammon, a longtime Andover resident, former town selectman, and board member of the Andover Historical Society, contributed the foreword.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Foreword 7

Introduction 9

1 Early Years 13

2 Faces of Andover 25

3 Landmarks Past and Present 41

4 Business and Industry 55

5 Recreation and Celebration 69

6 Houses and Homes 81

7 Main Street Memories 91

8 Places of Worship 107

9 Schools 117

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