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Manchester Village Historic District

Manchester Village Historic District is a historic district located in Manchester Center, New Hampshire. The district encompasses a significant concentration of 19th century residential architecture and reflects the influence of the Gothic Revival and Federal Period styles. The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.

The Manchester Village Historic District is located roughly bounded by Maple Street on the south, Chestnut Street on the north, Elm Street on the east, and Union Street on the west. The core of the village occupies a narrow strip between Chestnut and Elm Streets, with most of its buildings set back from the street on large lots. The majority of the buildings are vernacular wood frame structures, although there are a few brick-and-stone examples. The major streetscape features include a number of well-maintained cottages and townhouses, a variety of commercial buildings (including a bank, store, and hotel), and an elaborate stone archway at Chestnut and Elm Streets leading into Manchester Square.

The village was founded in 1769 by Ephraim Prentice, one of the area's early settlers. Its main street (then called Boston Road) was laid out as part of an effort to provide easier access to Boston for residents of eastern New Hampshire. The district was built up gradually over the next two decades, with most of its architecture dating from the mid-19th century. It was largely untouched by later development and retains much of its early character. Today it

1.81 km away

Equinox House Historic District

The Equinox House Historic District is a historic district in Manchester Center, Vermont. The district encompasses the town's most well-preserved 19th century residential architecture, and includes a diversity of styles, including Second Empire, Italianate, and Classical Revival. The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.

The town of Manchester was founded in 1810 by settlers from western Massachusetts. Its early economy was based on agriculture and manufacturing, but by the mid-19th century it had become an important center of textile production. One result of this growth was the construction of a number of large houses for wealthy mill owners and their families. The Equinox House is one of these houses, built in 1866 for George and Louisa (Sturgis) Equinox. George Equinox was one of Manchester's leading businessmen, serving as its first mayor and as the proprietor of several local mills. Louisa Equinox was also active in civic life, serving as president of the Ladies Aid Society and chairing the board of trustees for both the high school and the college that later merged to form Middlebury College.

The Equinox House is an imposing granite structure with a mansard roof and lavish details. Its main facade is divided into three sections by pilasters supporting a triangular pedimented gable. The central portion features a three-story projecting tower with corbelled roof and square cupola, flanked by two two-

1.94 km away

The American Museum of Fly Fishing

The American Museum of Fly Fishing Manchester Center is a museum dedicated to fly fishing in the United States. The museum has a collection of over 2,000 fly rods, including some of the world's most iconic fly rods. The museum also has a library with books and magazines about fly fishing.

2.04 km away

American Museum of Flyfishing

The American Museum of Flyfishing in Manchester, New Hampshire is home to one of the world's most comprehensive collections of fly fishing gear and artifacts. The museum has a dedicated wing exclusively devoted to fly fishing, with displays on the history of the sport and its various techniques. There are also galleries on the art of fly fishing, including a collection of rare fly fishing flies.

The museum's main gallery is open year-round, and provides visitors with a unique opportunity to learn about fly fishing from some of the sport's most experienced practitioners. In addition to regular exhibits, the museum hosts special events throughout the year, such as lectures and demonstrations by visiting anglers.

2.86 km away

Manchester Center Northside Medical Center

Manchester Center Northside Medical Center is a full-service hospital located in Manchester, New Hampshire. It offers a variety of services, including emergency room care, surgery, and maternity care. The hospital has a reputation for being one of the best in the area and has been awarded five stars by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

6.75 km away

Arlington Village Historic District

The Arlington Village Historic District is a historic district in Manchester Center, New Hampshire. The district includes 48 buildings, most of which were built between 1815 and 1860. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.

The Arlington Village Historic District is located on the north side of Manchester Center, bounded by Central Street to the south, Elm Street to the southwest, and North Main Street to the west. The district comprises a roughly L-shaped area stretching along Elm and North Main Streets from Chestnut Street to Fletcher Street. Its buildings are mainly two stories in height, with a range of architectural styles including Federal, Greek Revival, Italianate, and Second Empire. Most of the buildings are wood frame construction, with a few stone or brick examples. The majority of the houses have gabled roofs and front porches. The focal point of the district is the community green, located at the intersection of Elm and North Main Streets.

The Arlington Village Historic District was developed beginning in 1815 as a residential area for workers in nearby textile mills. It remained predominantly residential until the late 19th century; at that time it began to be populated primarily by middle-class families who were attracted to its close proximity to downtown Manchester and its variety of retail stores. Today the district is still generally residential in character, although there has been some commercial development along Elm and North Main Streets.

10.05 km away

Kent Neighborhood Historic District

Manchester Center is a densely populated, historic district in the town of Kent, Connecticut. The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. It consists of 64 contributing buildings, two contributing sites, and one contributing structure. The district is bounded by Main Street to the north, Coventry Road to the east, South Main Street to the south, and West Park Street to the west. It includes a mix of residential, commercial, and institutional buildings from the 18th through 20th centuries. The dominant architectural style is Federal period Georgian. Significant buildings include the 1827 Greek Revival Meeting House (completed in 1827), built by Congregationalists; the 1837 brick Federal period bank building (the oldest surviving bank building in Kent), now used as a town hall; and the 1844 Gothic Revival First Baptist Church, one of Kent's oldest surviving churches.

10.94 km away

Dorset Historical Society Museum

The Dorset Historical Society Museum is a museum located in Manchester Center, Vermont. The museum has exhibits on the history of the town of Manchester, and its surrounding area. The museum also has a collection of artifacts from the local area, including tools and weapons from the 18th and 19th centuries. The museum is open from May through October, and admission is free.

12.19 km away

Danby Village Historic District

Danby Village is a historic district in Manchester Center, New Hampshire. The district encompasses a well-preserved collection of 19th century mill and residential buildings, some of which are now used as office and retail space. The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.

The village was first settled in 1769 by Ebenezer Danby, who built a sawmill on the Piscataqua River. In 1805, Danby founded the town of Manchester, and built a gristmill here to power his new textile mills. The village rapidly grew into a prosperous mill town, with dozens of buildings built between 1805 and 1910. Most of these buildings are now used for commercial or institutional purposes; only six houses remain in the village.

The village was designated a historic district in 1983. Its 19th century architecture is well preserved, with many of the original fabric structures remaining. The district includes notable examples of Greek Revival, Italianate, and Second Empire architecture.

23.27 km away

Elaine Beckwith Gallery

Elaine Beckwith Gallery Manchester Center is located in the heart of Manchester, New Hampshire. The gallery was founded by Elaine Beckwith in 1990 and has since exhibited work by some of the most renowned contemporary artists in the United States and Canada. The gallery's permanent collection features paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture and new media. The gallery also hosts exhibitions throughout the year, as well as lectures, symposia and workshops.

25.35 km away

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