New Hampshire - Haverhill

Haverhill, NH

The first set of photos is of the historic junction of Haverhill, where the old turnpike following Court Street ended just shy of Vermont.

I'm heading north along NH Route 10 starting at #94 and ending at the south end of School Street. The third and sixth houses are on the left (Connecticut River) side, while the rest are on the right and overlooking the river. The last house (two photos) dates to 1769, at least in the middle.

Turning into the north end of School Street, from a possible former meeting house to a possible parish building - it's on Parish House Lane across from the First Congregational Church.

The Old Haverhill Academy building, originally constructed in 1816 and modified substantially over the years. Other tenants included the Grafton County Courthouse (which moved to Woodsville, as you'll see below), library, village hall, and Masonic meeting lodge. It has recently been restored to its original appearance with a more rounded tower.

Sister houses on the eastern corners of School and Court Streets, then turning east. Many of these brick houses were either part of the academy or built at the same time.

Turned around and heading back west into Haverhill, these buildings are all on the north (academy) side of Court Street starting with #115.

Continuing south on the narrow dirt path section of School Street, which comes back out to Route 10 as stated in the second caption.

Welcome to Woodsville, the village at the northwest corner of Haverhill. I'm at Maple and Elm Streets.

Heading north to School Lane, where the library is still active.

Continuing north on Court Street, where the Grafton County Courthouse originally moved from the Haverhill village. It's now in North Haverhill, halfway between the two and still within the town of Haverhill. Apparently Haverhill, along with Wakefield, is one of the last towns not to have fully incorporated its villages, so they operate semi-autonomously.

The 1890 Opera Block is the centerpiece of Woodsville, located at the junction of the main north-south (NH Route 135) and east-west (US Route 302) highways. Originally a commercial building that happened to also contain an opera hall, it's now low-income housing on the upper levels. The clock was a gift in 1927.

Heading west toward Vermont. The first building, on the north side of Central Street/US Route 302, was the old Boston & Maine Railroad station.

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