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Shawsheen Square

Conceived as an idyllic “Garden Suburb” in the early 20th Century, Shawsheen Village, seemed like a “fairy-land” to local residents and visitors alike.

There was nothing haphazard. Nothing was left to chance. Everything was carefully planned.

To quote the Andover Townsman in 1923:
“Now one sees Shawsheen Village with a full appreciation of its impressiveness and beauty…a remarkable achievement in community design and execution.”

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Shawsheen Square
The idyllic center of a new industrial planning concept
The Civic Center
Shawsheen Village
Merrimack Mutual Insurance Building
Shawsheen Village
Looking South from Shawsheen Square
Main Street toward Andover Town with the Balmoral Spa clearly visible
©2007 Shawsheen Renaissance Project