Andover Inn, 1929-1930, at Phillips Academy
Andover Inn, circa 1930 by George H. Dow
Andover Inn, September 15, 1930
Andover Inn dining room by Benjamin Morse
Andover Inn lounge by Benjamin Morse
Andover Inn bedroom by Benjamin Morse
Backstory and Context
As late as February 1929, plans were underway to demolish the Phillips Inn's wooden ell and build two new wings, faced with granite to harmonize with Stowe House. Soon thereafter, however, Phillips Academy chose to move the old stone building to Bartlet Street and build an entirely new inn on the original site.
The Andover Inn has 23 guest rooms on three stories. A two-story wing extends back from the left rear of the building, framing a yard that overlooks Rabbit Pond. A stone wall once enclosed an elaborate garden designed by Olmsted Brothers and Charles Platt.
Although owned by Phillips Academy, the inn has always been independently managed.
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