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Concord in Merrimack County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

The Concord Coach

 
 
The Concord Coach Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglas Finney, February 9, 2019
1. The Concord Coach Marker
Inscription.  
The Abbot-Downing Company began in 1813 when Lewis Downing founded a "waggon" factory, located here from 1816 to 1928. In 1828 he was joined by J. Stephens Abbot. The next century saw 14 styles of "stage" coaches, the most famous being the Concord Coach, and 40 styles of commercial and pleasure vehicles carrying the name of Concord all over the United States and around the world.
 
Erected 1979 by NH Dept. of Natural & Cultural Resources - Div. of Historical Resources. (Marker Number 0128.)
 
Location. 43° 11.882′ N, 71° 31.893′ W. Marker is in Concord, New Hampshire, in Merrimack County. Marker is on South Main Street (U.S. 3), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Across S. Main St. from Dunkins, just past entrance to Aubuchon Hardware store. Marker is at or near this postal address: 82 South Main Street, Concord NH 03301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Rumford Garrison No. 7 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Home of President Franklin Pierce (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of Rumford Garrison No. 6
The Concord Coach Marker looking southerly image. Click for full size.
By Douglas Finney, February 9, 2019
2. The Concord Coach Marker looking southerly
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Concord Police Station (approx. half a mile away); An Architectural Treasure Trove (approx. 0.6 miles away); Nathaniel & Armenia White (approx. 0.6 miles away); A Gift from Mary Baker G. Eddy (approx. 0.6 miles away); Concord's Architectural Heritage (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Concord.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Concord Coach. (Submitted on February 26, 2019, by Douglas Finney of Concord, New Hampshire, USA.)
2. New Hampshire Historical Society- The Concord Coach. (Submitted on February 26, 2019, by Douglas Finney of Concord, New Hampshire, USA.)
 
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Concord Coach #80 - Lake Village Stage Line Coach image. Click for full size.
By Douglas Finney, February 26, 2019
3. Concord Coach #80 - Lake Village Stage Line Coach
This Concord Coach is located in a small museum in the Concord Group Insurance Company located at 4 Bouton Street in Concord and is accessible to the public. The museum has many interesting artifacts.
Concord Coach #80 image. Click for full size.
By Douglas Finney, February 26, 2019
4. Concord Coach #80
#80 is the symbol for Concord Group Insurance Companies. The Coach was installed in the company headquarters circa 1975. The story is that a low flying military jet broke the sound barrier and cracked a large window in the front of the building. Before the window was replaced it afforded Concord Group the opportunity to move this beautiful Concord Coach into its current location.
Concord Coach #80 - Concord Group Insurance Company image. Click for full size.
By Douglas Finney, February 26/20/9
5. Concord Coach #80 - Concord Group Insurance Company
This coach (made circa 1850) was purchased by Henry Ford in 1925 for his antique transportation collection. Mr. Ford's corporation returned the coach to New Hampshire in 1959.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 16, 2019, by Douglas Finney of Concord, New Hampshire, USA. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 16, 2019, by Douglas Finney of Concord, New Hampshire, USA.   3, 4, 5. submitted on February 26, 2019, by Douglas Finney of Concord, New Hampshire, USA. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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