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ANDOVER Old Town Hall, Main Street (route 28) Bell Tower at Phillips Academy, Main Street (route 28) South Church, Central St. South Church and North Parish (in North Andover) played key roles in the history of the two Andover communities and how Memorial Hall Library, Main Street (route 28) and why they came to separate in 1855. View of Boston from Holt Hill (in the Ward Reservation), the highest point in Essex County. Chinmaya Mission One of the newer places of worship in the area, the Chinmaya mission, a Hindu temple, located on North Main Street (route 28) near I-495, reflects the chang- ing demographics of Greater Lawrence. A diversity of In 1991, during the Gulf War, President H.W. Christian and non-Christian faiths are represented in the Bush paid a visit to Raytheon Company (in Ando- Greater Lawrence communities, including many Catho- ver), producer of the Patriot missile, to congratu- lic and protestant churches, several synagogues and at late the employees on the role this weapon played least one mosque. in defeating Saddam Hussein’s military. LAWRENCE Lawrence City Hall Rollins School, Prospect, Hill, named for John Rodman Rollins, a Mayor of Lawrence, built in 1892-1893 1936 Merrimack River Flood, The Great Dam, Lawrence North Canal viewed from North Canal St. The Bread and Roses Strike of 1912. Law- Essex Street in Lawrence in the first half of the 20th rence mill workers demanded safe working century when downtown Lawrence was filled with conditions and decent pay. theatres and fancy shops. Ayer Mill Clock Tower New Balance Shoe Factory with Ayer Mill Clock Tower above it Water tower on Prospect Hill, visible from I-495 Tower Hill Water Tower Many people from all over the re- gion learn to sail at Greater Lawrence Community Boating, located in South Lawrence Canoe Club, Lawrence Lawrence on the Merrimack River. METHUEN Searles building, now Methuen’s City Hall, formerly Methuen’s high school. Methuen has had several high schools. After the Searles building, the structure which is now Tenney Grammar School became the next high school for Methuen until the town built the current campus on Ranger Road in the 1970s. The current high school is slated for major improvements, requiring each freshman class for the next few years to be located off campus during the construction period, beginning in 2011. Water tower on Forest Street, just west of I-93, visible from 5 miles away. Nevins Memorial Library, on route 28 (Broadway), near route 213 Tenney Gate House Searles Castle Methuen = Searles, Nevins, Tenney Methuen Organ Hall (Methuen Memorial Music Hall) for- The organ at the Methuen Organ Hall merly Serlo Hall, located on Broadway (route 28) (Methuen Memorial Music Hall). The world famous Methuen Memorial Music Hall, on route 28 (Broadway) located at one of the places where the Spicket River passes beneath route 28. The organ, which originally was in the Boston Music Hall (now known as Symphony Hall -- where the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops play), was bought by Methuen philanthropist Edward F. Searles, who after purchasing the organ, commissioned a famous architect (this architect later designed the Washington National Cathedral) to design a building to house the instrument. The building was known as “Serlo Hall” before its name was changed to Methuen Memorial Music Hall. Fa- mous organists from all over the world give concerts there in the summer. In addition, every year a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta is produced by the Methuen Youth People’s Theatre Company. See the accompanying PDF. NORTH ANDOVER North Parish Church, also known Stevens Estate at Osgood Hill as the North Andover Unitarian Universalist Church. The North Parish Church was the Town’s original meeting place and is the focal point of the “Old Center.” Stevens Memorial Library North Andover Trinitarian Congregational Church. The church was in the news in the last few years because they were exploring a proposal to install a cell phone tower inside the church’s steeple, which would have produced extra needed income for the church, and better reception for the community. However, neighbors complained about the possible ef- fects of living so close to a transmitter and the matter became a great controversy in the community. Stevens-Coolidge Estate Phillips Brooks, a famous preacher from North Andover, and author of the words to “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” was the minister of Trinity Church in Boston, where the above statue is located. There is another statue (not pictured here) of Phillips Brooks on the North Andover Common. The Brooks School in North Andover is named after him. The serpentine wall at the Stevens-Coolidge Estate Compare the serpentine wall at the Stevens-Coolidge Estate to the one designed by Thomas Jefferson at the University of Virginia (above two photos). Jefferson, an Merrimcak Col- architect as well as our third president, is usually credited lege, a Catho- as being the inventor of the serpentine wall, which not only lic liberal arts looks beautiful but also acquires additional strength from college founded its twisting design. in 1947, is lo- cated mainly in North Andover but partially in Andover, too.
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