Blanchard House's Story


Blanchard House's Story


Phillips Academy


Blanchard House built shortly before the opening of the 19th century, by John Blanchard. By 1802 Deacon Amos Blanchard, the first cashier of the Andover Bank, owned the house and was permitted to take in seven Academy boys as boarders. Various renters over the years continued the practice, after the Seminary purchased the house in 1812. The Academy acquired it in 1908 as part of the purchase of the Seminary, and in 1928 it was moved from it's Salem Street location to Hidden Field on West Quad to make room for Commons. Signs like this were posted at various historic buildings on campus. Many of the signs have been lost to time, but some remain.


Phillips Academy -- Buildings



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History of the Academy

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"Blanchard House's Story," in NOBLE Digital Heritage, Item #16270, (accessed August 17, 2017).