Favorites

View All

Events

Walking Tour of Andover’s Historic Mill District

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Walking Tour of Andover’s Historic Mill District

Date & Time

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Time Slot(s):

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

The tour will start at 3:30. Latecomers can catch up to us as we proceed down Essex Street.

Description

Join us for a walking tour of Andover’s Historic Mill District located on the Shawsheen River in the downtown area. The tour will focus on Smith and Dove Mfg., makers of linen threads for use in sailmaking, shoemaking and carpeting. The company moved here in 1848 and was purchased in 1928. We discuss the Smith and Dove families, their contributions to Abbot Village and Andover, the architecture, Scottish workers, housing and entertainment activities of the residents. The tour will end at Oak and Iron Brewery, a converted mill bldg.

Special Instructions

Don’t forget to wear good walking shoes – downhill and then uphill.

Weather Restrictions

Participants will be sent an email if pouring rain is forecasted.

Address

2 North Main Street, Andover, Massachusetts, USA

2 North Main Street, Andover, Massachusetts, USA

Directions

Tour begins outside Memorial Hall Library.

Event Category

  • Architecture
  • Early Settlement
  • History
  • Industrial
  • Walking Tour

2023 Sponsors