Jun 4, 2015 10:27 AM

State adds 3 properties to the NH Register of Historic Places


CONCORD - The first fire station in New Hampshire designed and built to be a fire station is among the most recent additions to the NH State Register of Historic Places.

The Bristol Fire Station, which now serves as the town's Historical Society, served as the first purpose-built fire station in town from 1889 to 1974, according to the state Division of Historical Resources.

It was one of three buildings added to the register. Also added was the Reuben Whitten House in Ashland, known for an almost 200-year story about its owner, who shared his wheat harvest with his neighbors after a cold summer in 1816 destroyed the crops of many of his neighbors.

The Samuel Haley Farm in Epping was selected for its varied architecture, showing the evolution of a family farm from 1765 to the 1950s, historians said.


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