Osgood Hill

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Osgood Hill
NorthAndoverMA StevensEstateMainHouse.jpg
Osgood Hill is located in Massachusetts
Osgood Hill
Osgood Hill is located in the US
Osgood Hill
Location North Andover, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°42′35″N 71°6′45″W / 42.70972°N 71.11250°W / 42.70972; -71.11250Coordinates: 42°42′35″N 71°6′45″W / 42.70972°N 71.11250°W / 42.70972; -71.11250
Built 1884
Architect Hartwell and Richardson; Bowditch, Ernest W.
Architectural style Romanesque, Shingle Style
NRHP Reference # 99000135[1]
Added to NRHP February 5, 1999

Osgood Hill – also known as the Stevens Estate – is a mansion and estate at 709-23 Osgood Street in North Andover, Massachusetts. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.[1]

Osgood Hill Gatehouse.

Textile manufacturer Moses Tyler Stevens created the estate between 1884 and 1886, with architect William Cummings Richardson, who designed the mansion and several outbuildings. Richardson emulated the Romanesque Revival style popularized by H. H. Richardson (no relation).

The property has twice been saved from development: in 1951 it was donated to Boston University by the Stevens heirs to avoid that fate; and the town of North Andover purchased the property in 1995 when the university planned to sell it for development as house lots.[2] It is operated as a conference center and is a popular venue for weddings.[3]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "MACRIS inventory record for Osgood Hill". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  3. ^ "The Stevens Estate". Town of North Andover. Retrieved 2012-01-11.