William Foster House

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William Foster House
AndoverMA WilliamFosterHouse.jpg
William Foster House is located in Massachusetts
William Foster House
William Foster House is located in the United States
William Foster House
LocationAndover, Massachusetts
Coordinates42°38′50″N 71°8′48″W / 42.64722°N 71.14667°W / 42.64722; -71.14667Coordinates: 42°38′50″N 71°8′48″W / 42.64722°N 71.14667°W / 42.64722; -71.14667
Architectural styleColonial, Other
MPSFirst Period Buildings of Eastern Massachusetts TR
NRHP reference #90000191 [1]
Added to NRHPMarch 9, 1990

The William Foster House is a historic house at 96 Central Street in Andover, Massachusetts. The core of this house is a three-bay two-story late First Period structure built c. 1720. It was added onto about 1750, adding a two-story one-room ell to the southwest corner of the house. A new chimney core was added on the north side late in the 18th century, and a second two-story wing was added on the northwest. Although the house is traditionally dated to c. 1660 (with ownership of the land traced to 1635), the stylistic construction techniques indicate a later construction date.[2]

The house is also notable for housing a boys' school in the later years of the 18th century, operated by William Foster for students who could not qualify for Phillips Academy.[2] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15.
  2. ^ a b "MACRIS inventory record for William Foster Homestead". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2013-12-26.