Francis Treadwell lived in the old Treadwell estate on East Street, and had two daughters, one of whom, Mary,  married Oliver L. Sanborn. Deacon Francis Caldwell sold a lot measuring 61 ft. on the road and 290 ft. deep on Jeffreys Neck Road to Oliver L. Sanborn, October 25, 1854 who built this house in 1855.

In Caldwell’s deed, there is no mention of buildings (520:198). Sanborn sold the lot and buildings in 1889 for 1900 (1254:189). The leap in price can best be explained by the addition of buildings to the property. This house is a rare mid-19th century example of a “half-house,” usually associated with the 17th and 18th centuries.

Oliver Sanborn house, from the MACRIS site, circa 1980

Sources:

  • MACRIS
  • Essex County Registry of Deeds

 

Leave a Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s