Andover Satellite Station
F. E. Leslie, Prop., Andover, Maine. A
year round resort in the wooded highlands of the Rangeley Lakes
This is now Jim Bodwell's home and was previously
owned by the Favereaus. As you can see at one time there were
lots of birch trees around this house and they lined the road
leading up to it as well, but over the years they have slowly
died and gone away. For some reason birch trees
don't seem to reseed themselves as well as the oak and
maple trees do. You don't see many homes with birch trees all around
them any more in this area. There used to be an old windmill
also that was quite old and was used to pump water.
Andover Hook & Ladder Co.
Recently named to National Register of Historical Places.
House of Mert & Eda Perkins originally part of "Blackberry
Also at one time was known as Andover Village School.
East Andover School 1932-1933
7 grades -
Teacher, Ruth Bailey. L - front to back: Adelia Meisner,
Amelia Swain, Chester White, Sylvanus Glover, Sylvia Meisner,
Betty Schneider, Ernest White, Bud Simmons, Virginia Glover.
In doorway: Florence Arsenault, Joseph Gallant. R - front to
back: Basil Arsenault, David Simmons,
Marjorie Simmons, Norman White, Claude White, Natalie
Glover, Jean Simmons.
Byard Marston staying in at
recess. Teacher- Ina Learned. I believe this school was located
in North Andover.
Looks like this might be either Louie Hall's old store and
the Telephone office or the old Post Office and the old Barber
Shop next to it??
Walter Barnes Store & Post Office
I guess this is now the right side of the Andover General
L - R Ray Thurston ?
Everett Thurston, George Glover
Standing- Lester Thurston - Sitting- Roy
On Porch- Della, Ivy, and Emily Thurston
Lester Farrington's Mill in East Andover. As kids we used to
play on the big sawdust pile and walk on the logs in the water
above the dam that you can see the water flowing over. It seemed
like there were a lot of mills back in those days and every mill
had a lumber yard. We would go into the lumber yards and climb
the stacks of lumber and jump from 1 stack to the next. These
mills also had what we called slabs of wood these were boards
that still had the bark left on them on one side. the mills
would let us take some of these and we would go build ourselves
a kids camp or leanto somewhere. Today of course you don't see
many lumber yards and they make use of every scrap of wood with
very little waste left over.
Left - Right... Lewis Morton, Linwood
Tucker, George Ladd.
Ferry on highway to Andover Maine
Ross Swain sent
me these copies of old pictures
of East Andover- Thanks Ross.
a photo of Dad's (Robert
Swain) house taken in 1894.
Pictured left to right
Mrs. Albert Perkins, Mrs.
William Perkins holding Erma
Perkins, Floss E. Perkins, &
Vard M. Perkins
Vard DOB 6/4/1879 Floss DOB
11/16/1883 Erma DOB 1/26/1894
picture taken from Farmer's Hill
Road looking towards East
Andover Road. Note blacksmith
shop at end of Farmer's Hill
Road on left.
photo was taken in 1963
and is a view of Farmer's Hill
Road and some of East Andover.
around 1930s we think.
above & explanation below.
Poles of hops were laid across
the box and the women picked off
the hops which were later dried. Taken
on Charles Lovejoy's farm around
This is "Cold Spring
Farm" in 1904 (now Swains
House in East Andover). William
Perkins seated with daughter
Erma and son Vard.
Brothers Ed & Robert J. Swain's
Dowel Mill 1915
Under the north side of Black
Mountain near Swain Pond- moved
to East Andover Maine.
picture for a larger view.
(Click on picture
for a larger view)
I want to thank
Ross Swain for sending me this copy of an
old photo of the old telephone office with
Beatrice Reed as the operator on duty
sitting at the switchboard when
this was taken. This was when we had the old
hand crank telephones.