Jan 19, 2015 10:43 AM

Summer colony on Squam Lake named to historic register

The Associated Press

HOLDERNESS (AP) - The first summer colony on New Hampshire's Squam Lake has been put on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Shepard Hill Historic District is the location of the first cottage built on the lake. Early residents were primarily academics and ministers with ties to Yale University.

More than a century after Shepard Hill was established, it still retains all but one of its cottages and camps, as well as its chapel, ice houses, a group of bath and boathouses on the shoreline, and other features.

Built primarily from 1870-1900 and sited on the hillside and oriented for optimal lake and mountain views, the buildings' architectural styles range from eclectic Victorians to Craftsman-style cottages.


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