This Place Matters: Celebrating Our Historic Architecture and Landscapes


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Greg Hanselman, an author of the 1992 Historic Nomination, led a walking tour of the Center Village Historic District in New Ipswich, NH. Greg commented on the various architectural influences. 
A sled hearse at the Barrett House in New Ipswich

Remaining iron works at Central Cemetery. Sadly iron was valuable and was targeted by thieves over the years.

A visit to Central Cemetery is not complete without stopping at the grave of Gilman Spaulding
who was “kill’d with an axe by an insane brother”

One of several remaining School Houses, now used for storage

Barrett House – Free admission for residents of New Ipswich

#70: Charles Barrett, Sr. House

Attempting to read the the faded inscription at the old Burial Ground on Porter Hill Road

Benjamin Champney, an artist who was  known for this paintings of the White Mountains. He was born in New Ipswich and lived in this house.

The original Old New Ipswich Academy, built 1789
#44 on Map

Greg discusses the origins of New Ipswich with the tour group

Slide show of historical photos from Bank Village in New Ipswich
Visit the New Ipswich Historical Society webpage for more information

I noticed this vehicle on the tour which made wonder about haunted houses in New Ipswich. I’ve heard stories and perhaps TrueGhost has some insights.

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