Andover Bandstand
Village Common
Built - c. 1890

Andover, Maine was settled by very hardy pioneers who journeyed through the woods and swamps of an area of 200-miles from Massachusetts and their own town of Andover, Massachusetts. These adventurers were taken by the scenic valleys of western Maine with its Ellis River and tributaries flowing through this new town they settled in.
The Andover Bandstand is a very fine example of a Victorian Structure which had prevailed at the turn-of-the-century in New England. It is an 8-sided structure with a platform that measures 16-feet across with charming elaborately detailed balustrades with matching frieze at the top of its eight turned posts. It also sports a 2-foot finial atop the tent-style roof. It is an unusual structure in that the interior ceiling is not left open to the rafters. Metal ties that hold the bandstand together appear to have been masterfully set in place in its early year of construction.
Not until the 1890s was the bandstand built when Andover became a very popular summer resort and stopover to the Androscoggin Lakes.


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