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H I S T O R I C    P L A C E S
in Peterborough, N.H.


HISTORIC HOUSES in Peterborough NH
from NATIONAL REGISTER INFORMATION SYSTEM

Name Location Date Listed
All Saints' Church 51 Concord St. 1980-12-01
MacDowell Colony | 2nd pic W of US 202 1966-10-15
Peterborough Unitarian Church Main and Summer Sts. 1973-04
US Post Office - Main 23 Grove St. 1986-07-17

See also "Photographs" page for more historic buildings.



HISTORIC HOUSES in Peterborough NH
from New Hampshire State Reigster of Historic Places


Name Location Date Listed
Peterborough Town Library | older likeness 2 Concord St. 2006-10-30


NH HISTORIC MARKERS in Peterborough NH

Name Location
0206 -- THE MACDOWELL GRAVES High Street Across from Grave Site
Sign wording: "Buried on this site are noted composer Edward MacDowell (1860-1908) and his wife, Marian Nevins MacDowell (1857-1956). The composer often paused at this boulder to watch the sun set behind Mount Monadnock. Edward and Marian purchased a small farm and moved to Peterborough in 1896. Together they founded The MacDowell Colony in 1907, the first and leading residency program for artists in the United States. On the acres to the north and west of this site, The MacDowell Colony continues to offer talented artists ideal working conditions in which they can produce enduring works of the imagination."
0210 -- SETTLER'S ROCK US 202 Near Noone's Mill
Sign wording: "Scotch-Irish immigrant Thomas Morison and a companion camped beside this rock about 1739. The large boulder supported a temporary shelter of green poles and boughs, and its vertical face served as a fireplace. In 1749 Morison returned as the first permanent settler of Peterborough and the following year he brought his family to a log house he had built near the rock. Morison was an incorporator of the town in 1760, served on the first board of selectmen and was the town's first moderator. He resided on the farm until his death in 1797 at the age of 87."

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