Harrisville Historic District

Town of Harrisville and its environs, Harrisville and vicinity, New Hampshire

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Photo taken by Marc Belanger in September 2005

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Description 

Harrisville provides an unrivaled glimpse into the life of an early 19th century New England mill town. A center for the manufacture of woolen goods since 1799, the town has maintained mills, stores, boarding houses, dwellings, and churches that reflect the myriad levels of society. It is, as one authority notes, "the only industrial community of the early 19th century in America that sill survives in its original form." -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, December 22, 1977

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 17, 1971
Reference number
71000072
Areas of significance
Industry; Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
District
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Multiple dwelling; Manufacturing facility
Current functions
Single dwelling; Manufacturing facility
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1850-1874; 1800-1824; 1750-1799; 1825-1849
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 135
Contributing structures: 7
Contributing sites: 7
Non-contributing buildings: 7
Non-contributing structures: 1
Non-contributing objects: 1

Update Log 

  • April 17, 2015: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • March 22, 2015: New photo from Marc Belanger
  • March 14, 2015: New Street View added by Brian Bartlett

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