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Bradstreet School To Be Demolished

Selectmen vote in favor of residential and commercial redevelopment project.

Bradstreet School. Credit: Patch file photo.
Bradstreet School. Credit: Patch file photo.

A residential and commercial property is coming to Main Street, now that the Board of Selectmen have approved the demolition of the former Bradstreet School.

According to a report in the Eagle-Tribune, the board unanimously approved the Hearthstone Realty Corp.’s plan to redevelop the property at 70 Main St. with 15 apartments, which will face Saunders Street, and a handful of storefronts and offices facing Main Street.

Although the Historical Commission had hoped to preserve the former school building, Town Manager Andrew Maylor said Monday that the agreements are legally binding and the school will be demolished.  

Read the full Eagle-Tribune report here.

Apljak January 30, 2014 at 09:21 PM
Understandable but sad for nostalgic reason having attended the school many years ago!
Cynthia A. Joseph McNamara January 30, 2014 at 09:38 PM
Awesome for the already congested traffic and lack of parking on Main st and the intersection to Sutton st. Good luck with that!
Frank Francis January 31, 2014 at 10:38 AM
FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
Tom Duggan January 31, 2014 at 12:06 PM
"According to a report in the Eagle tribune"??? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? If I want half accurate slanted news I will go to the Eagle Trihbune website. I thought Patch was a real news site. I wont be back.
Apljak January 31, 2014 at 12:53 PM
Seriously Tom? Formerly owned by HuffPo and AOL, you thought it was a real news site? It is hyper-local information, sometimes factual, sometimes slanted...It is up to the reader to discern fact from opinion or linked external sources.
Bill Kelly January 31, 2014 at 01:16 PM
This is no longer a " news" site but an electronic bulletin board. Isn't all news sometimes factual and sometimes slanted whether it is from a right or left leaning source?
MikeA January 31, 2014 at 01:17 PM
Not coming back? What if you need some game day recipes for super bowl sunday? Or some unreadable Census data map about your commute time? Who you gonna call? Not the ET.
amanda ringdahl January 31, 2014 at 01:33 PM
I hate this, these people with big pocket come in and buy all of the character this town has left. You might as well remove the north part of north andover and just calls us andover because that is what we are become. What made North Andover different was building like the Bradstreet school. Unbelievable
MikeA January 31, 2014 at 01:40 PM
If you're looking for someone to blame - blame Dr. H. BTW. A question to the group. If you had big pockets, what character-filled edifice would you buy? Or for revenge, what out town building might you buy? I'd buy the old Andover town hall and turn it into a sports bar - like a Buffalo Wild Wings.
Apljak January 31, 2014 at 03:03 PM
You would think that a better plan could have been instituted that improved the use but preserved it. To say it is architecturally insignificant or "not historically significant" demonstrates the mindset of someone who has no sense of appreciation for the town's roots. Stripping out the historical character of the town may be the financially expedient decision but I would be willing to bet that there are more people upset by this, or don't even know about it's demolition. I still don't understand why they didn't opt for the other decision to maintain the facade at least!
Apljak January 31, 2014 at 03:05 PM
Who was your favorite teacher or your favorite memory? Does anyone remember Ms. Delaney, or Mr. Deady?
marie hill February 02, 2014 at 11:25 AM
so,so sad to see this happen. this is a sweet town and the old homes and such make for a warm feeling. this is going to be an eyesore. there were so many different things that could have been done; it all boils down to money.
Terry Raymond February 04, 2014 at 07:12 PM
did anyone put into consideration about parking on the saunders street side, that is gonna be a night mare

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