Littleton in Grafton County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
On this site in 1867, the Kilburn Brothers built a stereograph factory. When production moved to Cottage Street in 1873, the structure became the Dow Store, then, in 1883, the White Store owned by Rev. Frederick Chutter, former pastor (1887-1890) of the Congregational Church. Around 1900, he moved the building to Pleasant Street and erected this block. Chutter (1857-1939) was called back to the ministry, leaving this comely Romanesque façade to host retailers such as F.W. Woolworth’s, and Parker Drug Stores, Inc. In 1995, Carol and Mike Hamilton opened the restored and renovated Chutter General Store. In July 2000, Chutter’s was honored with inclusion in the Guiness Book of Records as the home of “The world’s longest continuous candy counter.”
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1867.
Location. 44° 18.385′ N, 71° 46.326′ W. Marker is in Littleton, New Hampshire, in Grafton County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 302) east of Jackson Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is a metal plaque Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 43 Main Street, Littleton NH 03561, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rounsevel Building (a few steps from this marker); Brackett Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Eames Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Harrington Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Jax Jr. Cinemas (within shouting distance of this marker); Tilton's Opera Block (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Methodist Church (about 300 feet away); Bugbee Block (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Littleton.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Littleton, New Hampshire Historic Buildings
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1. Kilburn Brothers and B. W. Kilburn Co.
Their first stereoscopic views were produced in Edward Kilburn's studio in the McCoy Block in Littleton. The location proved to be too small for their popularity. The business remained family-centered and was largely focused on local subjects and talent. By 1868, a second larger viewshop was built at the Chutter Block location on Main Street. (Submitted on April 14, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Chutters Candy Store.
Chutters candy store can trace its roots to its original owner, a Congregational minister turned grocer named Frederick (Submitted on April 14, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. The Longest Candy Counter In The World Is Right Here In New Hampshire.
Who doesn’t like candy? If you have a hankering for a sweet treat, or just want to remember the joy of perusing glass jars full of tempting treats that you experienced as a child, we have just the destination for you. If you grew up near Littleton, or visited as a child, you'll surely be familiar with Chutters, which has been a fixture of the town's Main Street since it started as a general store in the 1800s. (Submitted on April 14, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 15, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 13, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 161 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on April 13, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 14, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 7. submitted on April 15, 2018. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.