The Beach Club
2450 Ocean Boulevard, Rye, NH
+42.97796, -70.7651942°58'41" N, 70°45'55" W
The Beach Club is eligible for the National Register under Criterion A in the areas of Recreation/Entertainment and Social History as the only example in New Hampshire of seasonal, private club founded in the 1920s for swimming, sunbathing and socializing by a group of summer families from New Hampshire's exclusive seacoast resmt, which culturally included adjacent Little Boar's Head in North Hampton, NH. The period of significance from 1925 to 1963 corresponds with the club's year of incorporation and the 50-year cutoff for the National Register program. While parts ofthe club compound have been repaired, replaced and upgraded over the years, the property retains a high degree of integrity in terms of location, design, setting, materials, workmanship, feeling and association. The property is the only private recreational facility and social club of its kind in terms of seacoast location and function.
- August 10, 2014: Added by Dave King