Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


December 27, 2012

All Those Years Ago

100 Years Ago Dec. 27, 1912

The opening of the new house in Abbott Village in connection with the Smith & Dove Mills marks an important addition to the Andover institutions devoted to the comforts and services of the working people of Andover. Known as the “Hillside” and located in close proximity to the Smith & Dove Mills, the house and its accommodations are devoted primarily to the employees of the Smith & Dove Mfg. Co., but arrangements have been made to care for others. At present only women and children are to be admitted as roomers, but meals will be furnished to both men and women. The rates will be $1.50 per week for one in a family and $1.00 for each additional.

The Ladies Benevolent Society will have a sewing meeting with afternoon tea on Thursday afternoon at the Free Church.

Arthur Holt and family of South Lawrence spent Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. John V. Holt.

Miss Gertrude Randall is spending the week at her home on Elm Street.

75 Years Ago Dec. 24, 1937

The proposal of Fred E. Cheever for an amendment to the zoning bylaw to reduce the size of building lots from 10,000 square feet minimum to 8,500 will probably go before the Town Meeting, since the board of appeals showed no inclination to make an exception in this case.

Christmas music will fill the air tonight when the Andover Male Choir will inaugurate outdoor carol-singing, the first of what will probably be an annual feature.

Judging by the throng of Shawsheen boys and girls in attendance at the Christmas party given Wednesday afternoon by F.M. and T.W. Andres of the Andover Shawsheen Realty Company in the administration building it looked as though all invitations sent out have been accepted. For the third consecutive year, Shawsheen children have thoroughly enjoyed themselves in the spacious quarters of the beautiful building, looking with expectation at the gifts under the gaily decorated Christmas tree. There were many different types of gifts, including paint, paper and dolls, laundry, croquet, loom, pen and nail sets, and wagons, autos, airplanes, tractors, dishes, books, musical instruments and jewelry boxes.

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