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Russell House (Andover, Massachusetts)

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Location  Andover, Massachusetts
MPS  Town of Andover MRA
Opened  1805
Architectural style  Federal architecture
Built  1805
NRHP Reference #  82004808
Area  4,452 m²
Added to NRHP  10 June 1982
Russell House (Andover, Massachusetts)
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The Russell House is a historic house at 28 Rocky Hill Road in Andover, Massachusetts.

The weatherboarded Federal-style home was built in 1805. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. The farm encompasses some 11 acres (4.5 ha). The house and farm were owned by Deacon Joseph Russell, a descendant of Robert Russell, a Scotsman, who emigrated to Massachusetts in the seventeenth century and was the first person buried in Andover's newly created South Parish 'Burying-Yard,' as it was called, in 1710 at age 80. Russell's descendants intermarried with the Holt, Abbott, Marshall, Chandler, Dane and other early Andover settler families. The 'Scotland District' name for that section of Andover derives from Robert Russell's Scottish birthplace, and his subsequent name for his landholding which he called 'Scotland farm.'

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Russell House (Andover, Massachusetts) Wikipedia


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